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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)... A search for answers to frost has a heightened significance as an area of RD&E because its impact on the farm business is difficult to manage, with yield losses occurring when input costs have already been committed...
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The Australian Government has announced additional funding of $29.7 million over six years for the CRCNPB... Grains industry biosecurity management and stored grains protection will continue to be a priority for the CRCNPB. Chief executive officer Dr Simon McKirdy says efforts will continue to extend the life of the stored-grain fumigant phosphine and to find alternatives to phosphine - particularly non-chemical options such as nitrogen... "A better understanding of how insects are surviving between harvests will also be important in improving fumigation management," Dr McKirdy says...
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The Australian Government has announced additional funding of $29.7 million over six years for the CRCNPB... Grains industry biosecurity management and stored grains protection will continue to be a priority for the CRCNPB. Chief executive officer Dr Simon McKirdy says efforts will continue to extend the life of the stored-grain fumigant phosphine and to find alternatives to phosphine - particularly non-chemical options such as nitrogen... "A better understanding of how insects are surviving between harvests will also be important in improving fumigation management," Dr McKirdy says...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
Past work has identified barriers to change, including lack of application of improved production techniques and varying attitudes to risk management... There is a need in the north to bring growers up to date in this area as future yield gains may be capped by disease control issues... To promote good weed management, general extension methods were used...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
" 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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Catalogue: GRDC YouTube channel
" GRDC Grains Research Updates February 15-16, 2011, Southern Region, Young NSW, Jim Laycock 16 September 2013 Jim Laycock, Incitec Pivot discusses the nutrion situation after a wet 2010 - It was a long wait but finally a wet year arrived, which was good news... Recorded at GRDC Updates, Southern Region, Young NSW, 15-16 February 2011... Technology to reduce spray drift GCTV: Drift Reducing Technology..
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Joy Paech says signs help raise awareness of the potential biosecurity risks that visitors bring... "We don't take on any new share farming or lease paddocks that have a weed that we don't already have," Joy says... Joy says that as well as discouraging unauthorised access, the signs raise awareness of the potential biosecurity risks that visitors bring...
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Joy Paech says signs help raise awareness of the potential biosecurity risks that visitors bring... "We don't take on any new share farming or lease paddocks that have a weed that we don't already have," Joy says... Joy says that as well as discouraging unauthorised access, the signs raise awareness of the potential biosecurity risks that visitors bring...
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Bencubbin grain grower Tony Sachse (left) is trialling lime incorporation with a Grizzly offset disc plough to help ameliorate subsoil acidity and aluminium toxicity, assisted by Precision SoilTech research officer Wes Lefroy... Bencubbin grain grower Tony Sachse is trialling aggressive tillage methods to fast-track the movement of lime into acidic and aluminium-toxic subsoils that make up parts of his 9700-hectare property... For most of the 40 years that he has run the family operation with wife Margo - and now son Ben - he has been topdressing lime at a rate of 1 to 1.5 tonnes/ha on these areas every summer...
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Bencubbin grain grower Tony Sachse (left) is trialling lime incorporation with a Grizzly offset disc plough to help ameliorate subsoil acidity and aluminium toxicity, assisted by Precision SoilTech research officer Wes Lefroy... Bencubbin grain grower Tony Sachse is trialling aggressive tillage methods to fast-track the movement of lime into acidic and aluminium-toxic subsoils that make up parts of his 9700-hectare property... For most of the 40 years that he has run the family operation with wife Margo - and now son Ben - he has been topdressing lime at a rate of 1 to 1.5 tonnes/ha on these areas every summer...
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