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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (West)
KEYMESSAGES Incorrect use of phosphine since the 1950s, has led to escalating resistance in stored grain insects which threatens the continued use of phosphine at the farm level... In summary, canola varieties sown 2-3 weeks earlier than normal (early to mid April) can be grazed in winter prior to bud elongation (usually providing 600-800 dse grazing days/ha) and recover with no impact on yield or oil... When running a trial it is important to: 1...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
The outputs of this and previous projects confirm the ability of CQ grain growers to produce more grain from less water using an opportunity cropping strategy during a decade of low rainfall years (2000-2009) and still maintain a profitable industry... This group of activities showed that the technologies assessed in the project were not 'grower friendly', and that they needed a high level of expertise for successful use and adoption... Cropping frequency An assessment of cropping sequences over 10 years on the Moonggoo and Kilmore case study farms examined the potential for increasing the cropping frequency in CQ as a means of improving the profitability of grain production...
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Catalogue: GRDC Publications
Failure to meet obligations outlined in a grain contract can be costly to a business, so it is important to have systems in place and manage contracts ... The averages should not be seen as reflecting the overall average price achieved for APW by pool operators... The three key considerations when assessing the forecasting accuracy of a given pool operator is the: n difference between the FPR and the average EPR published during the decision period (i.e. how much less/more did growers receive from what they were expecting)...
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Catalogue: GRDC Publications
Overall, global recovery is expected to broaden over the medium term provided systemic risks continue to dissipate; new structural policies emerge; and financial conditions remain supportive and orderly... 2014 GRDC Farm Business Update for Growers and Advisers - Merredin WA 34 Over the last twenty years we have seen an over emphasis in relation to the science of agriculture... 2014 GRDC Farm Business Update for Growers and Advisers - Merredin WA 51 Once you have determined your requirements over the next 8-10 years you need to attribute an estimate of the likely cost of replacing this equipment...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
A highly diversified enterprise at Lucindale, South Australia, has opened the gate to value-adding and marketing opportunities for the Seears family.. The quest to better understand the pulse supply chain prompted Lachie to change his perspective about the processing sector and to invest in on-farm strategies to keep the business moving forward and closer to end users... We developed management structures such as training staff and establishing processes which allow me to work on our business, not just in it."..
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
A highly diversified enterprise at Lucindale, South Australia, has opened the gate to value-adding and marketing opportunities for the Seears family.. The quest to better understand the pulse supply chain prompted Lachie to change his perspective about the processing sector and to invest in on-farm strategies to keep the business moving forward and closer to end users... We developed management structures such as training staff and establishing processes which allow me to work on our business, not just in it."..
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
We need to understand the risks better and be more skilled at assessing ways to manage these risks... If we advise farmers, we need to be not only talking about the benefits and costs of our advice, but also what risks are managed or what risks are increased if they take on our advice... The language we need to use with our clients Increasingly, farmers will need to assess the business benefits and costs of the advice they obtain...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Farmers share successful business strategies in new manual.. Farm enterprises located throughout the southern cropping region are profiled in a first-of-its-kind farm business management manual that has just been launched by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)... Several experts have contributed their knowledge and expertise to development of content for the manual that has been tested by growers and advisers...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Farmers share successful business strategies in new manual.. Farm enterprises located throughout the southern cropping region are profiled in a first-of-its-kind farm business management manual that has just been launched by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)... Several experts have contributed their knowledge and expertise to development of content for the manual that has been tested by growers and advisers...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Plan early to bridge the feed gap.. Grazing canola crops that have elongated more than 10 centimetres can delay flowering and impact on yield... The crop on the left was cut hard on 6 August when plants were elongated (producing similar effects to late and heavy grazing), resulting in a significant delay in flowering...
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