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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
In the short history of white settlement we have hastened the natural attrition of these regions by thousands of years... Overall, the works had started to filter washed soil and trap it on the upstream side of each filter there has been only one significant rain event, of 50mm, since the project was completed... Overall, the information reported was of a similar nature to that currently presented and generally accepted by the majority of producers in Australia...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
A 'country childhood' has idyllic undertones but farms can be deadly places for young people, with the latest statistics showing that 10 children are killed on Australian farms each year and another 500 are hospitalised as a result of on-farm injuries... Securely fenced house yards help to create a safe play area on farms where children can be easily observed... Quad bike incidents are the major cause of death for children aged between five and 14, and children visiting farms...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
A 'country childhood' has idyllic undertones but farms can be deadly places for young people, with the latest statistics showing that 10 children are killed on Australian farms each year and another 500 are hospitalised as a result of on-farm injuries... Securely fenced house yards help to create a safe play area on farms where children can be easily observed... Quad bike incidents are the major cause of death for children aged between five and 14, and children visiting farms...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
Farm business management covers a very wide range of issues... The checklist will help you get an appreciation of your current level of understanding of farm business management and identify areas you may want to focus on... Farm business management has three key areas of focus..
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (North)
You typically find that the depth to the salt bulge decreases to the west... We have concluded that chickpeas were not as effective as wheat in adjusting yield components under prolonged water stress... The grain yield in the SF early burn and cultivated treatment (2.5 t/ha) was comparable to the other SF treatments in the dry 2002 season despite having the lowest incidence of crown rot infection...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (South)
You typically find that the depth to the salt bulge decreases to the west... We have concluded that chickpeas were not as effective as wheat in adjusting yield components under prolonged water stress... The grain yield in the SF early burn and cultivated treatment (2.5 t/ha) was comparable to the other SF treatments in the dry 2002 season despite having the lowest incidence of crown rot infection...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Search for answers continues as frost bites in 2012.. Significant grain crop losses caused by frost in 2012, confirmed at harvest time, add to the sense of urgency to seek solutions to this issue - a major concern for most Western Australian grain growers... The scale of losses caused by frost is a prime reason for frost being a major priority for the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), which is funding different areas of frost research, development and extension (RD&E)...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
Crops such as canola are particularly vulnerable to slug damage and in most areas not even the species causing damage is known... The recent drought has suppressed problems in many areas, but there is no doubt that their pest status will increase again... GRDC-BPG-Slug < Keep browsing 0 Responses to Slugs In Crops: The Back Pocket Guide..
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
The report's co-author and GRDC Farm Practices Project Manager, Jan Edwards, says that in comparing the two sets of data, the percentage of farm income flowing from winter cereals has increased in most parts of Australia, (except for central Queensland and parts of Western Australia) and it remains at 66 to 67 per cent of farm income nationally... "The percentage of wheat in the cropping mix has increased in many regions of Australia, notably in the eastern states and the central and eastern areas of WA," she said... Ms Edwards said tillage practices had shown some changes since the previous survey, with the percentage of the crop planted using zero or no-tillage remaining high at more than 60 per cent of the hectares nationally, although the percentage has fallen in parts of SA, Victoria and NSW...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The percentage of farm income derived from winter cereals has decreased in central Queensland and parts of Western Australia, a GRDC-commissioned survey has found... While there has been a slight fall in the percentage of farm income coming from winter cereals in central Queensland and parts of WA, the national position remains largely unchanged at 66 to 67 per cent... Overall, winter pulses and oilseeds remain a minor contributor to farm income, each representing less than three per cent of income nationally, although oilseeds are more popular in southern regions...
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