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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
Flow on effects from this optimism include members making effective investment decisions regarding paddock variation management strategies, soil health practices and innovative enterprises - all of which lead to future farm sustainability... The growers had a well established evaluation process enabling them to lower the risk when leasing extra cropping land... The technical audit survey results show 75% of growers in the Liebe Group region use a farm consultant on an on-going basis...
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The program will be more widely used once its benefits have been communicated to more growers... Use of GPS guidance will assist this but growers see it as a time consuming exercise... More recent research is being carried out in project DAQ00123 Agronomic Packages for Improved Yield and Quality in the Australian Peanut Industry...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Roger States has a passion for developing viable solutions for growers... Having previously been responsible for product development and technical support with crop protection company Sipcam Pacific Australia, Mr States says he enjoys the process of innovation necessary to find improved methods and products for growers... Mr States said the grass-roots RCSN initiative was playing an integral role in helping the GRDC deliver targeted, timely one-to-three year investment projects, and represented a significantly increased commitment to the funding of short-term projects addressing local issues...
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Roger States has a passion for developing viable solutions for growers... Having previously been responsible for product development and technical support with crop protection company Sipcam Pacific Australia, Mr States says he enjoys the process of innovation necessary to find improved methods and products for growers... Mr States said the grass-roots RCSN initiative was playing an integral role in helping the GRDC deliver targeted, timely one-to-three year investment projects, and represented a significantly increased commitment to the funding of short-term projects addressing local issues...
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The project has provided GRDC with a snapshot of precision agriculture (PA) and variable rate technology (VRT) adoption paths available as at 2012... Already many agronomists and growers across Australia have commenced adopting the technology highlighted in this project... The project has spent some direct time with numerous interested agronomists and growers from across Australia introducing these apps and it has greatly accelerated the in-paddock use of PA data sets - to a level that could only have been dreamed about 12 months ago...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The GRDC has expanded its farming systems RD&E activities and initiatives in northern NSW and southern Queensland, and is finalising its arrangements in central Queensland... Northern Grower Alliance (NGA) chief executive officer Richard Daniel says the model being used by the alliance is focused on industry research and additional on-farm studies to validate commercial and scientific objectives... The new GRDC project includes a position for a research agronomist based in northern NSW. Mr Daniel says this agronomy position will assist the new GRDC-funded project's aim to speed up grains research for adoption by growers...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The GRDC has expanded its farming systems RD&E activities and initiatives in northern NSW and southern Queensland, and is finalising its arrangements in central Queensland... Northern Grower Alliance (NGA) chief executive officer Richard Daniel says the model being used by the alliance is focused on industry research and additional on-farm studies to validate commercial and scientific objectives... The new GRDC project includes a position for a research agronomist based in northern NSW. Mr Daniel says this agronomy position will assist the new GRDC-funded project's aim to speed up grains research for adoption by growers...
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" Pulse Industry Extension - Expanding pulse cropping by targeted extension of improved varieties and management packages DAW00100 Start Date: 01/07/2004.. Overcoming the barrier of harvesting field peas by promoting the role and value of semi-leafless varieties, in combination with appropriate management, should result in growers and their advisers treating field peas as a legitimate crop choice in any given year... The project will allow continuity of staff and experience about field peas throughout WA during its expansion phase, and provide growers with the necessary technical back-up that all developing agricultural industries require...
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" Panel Profile: Shauna Stone (Western Regional Panel) 07 May 2014 Talking with growers about their research needs and then watching projects become a reality has been one of the most rewarding aspects of membership of the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) western regional panel for Shauna Stone... Technology to reduce spray drift GCTV: Drift Reducing Technology..
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The goal of the project was to increase the level of adoption of precision agriculture (PA) by broadacre grain growers in uses beyond guidance... The project specifically aimed to increase adoption of variable rate (VR) by growers in the project to 30% by 2013 by demonstrating how to use PA tools... The project exceeded the GRDC target to increase VR adoption to 30%, with survey results demonstrating that more than 60% of growers are using VR to some degree, including manual VR management of paddocks...
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