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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
Understand gross margin budgets for cropping... The two areas where gross margins are misused are: (1) when they are used to calculate the cost of production; and (2) when the sensitivity analysis of price and yield is used to indicate enterprise profitability... The GRDC will not be liable for any loss, damage, cost or expense incurred or arising by reason of any person using or relying on the information in this publication...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
Understand gross margin budgets for cropping... The two areas where gross margins are misused are: (1) when they are used to calculate the cost of production; and (2) when the sensitivity analysis of price and yield is used to indicate enterprise profitability... The GRDC will not be liable for any loss, damage, cost or expense incurred or arising by reason of any person using or relying on the information in this publication...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The key to farm business success in a climate of low-margin/high-capital-risk farming is to make lots of financial plans to provide options and to review the position of your business weekly or monthly... His two main propositions were: "No plan of operations extends with certainty beyond the first encounter with the enemy's main strength" (or no plan survives contact with the enemy) and "Strategy is a system of expedients"... You need to be able to review and adjust your plan as business conditions change, because no plan survives first contact with the enemy...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
The committee suggested more research is required into the measure of economic loss from GE contamination... In summary, under National Standards, organic certification in Australia means an organic farmer must have no GE inputs, grow no GE crops, and no GE presence in final product or on farm... The issue of the co-existence of these different agricultural systems has become an issue for Australian agriculture...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
The potential for spatial variation, canopy effects and small differences in developmental stage significantly reduce the precision of screening for frost tolerance large numbers of individual heads are examined to improve the statistical power of the analysis... The project will begin to formally benchmark frost tolerance in existing Australian varieties... The project will perform genetic analysis to understand the mechanisms controlling frost tolerance in Australian wheat varieties...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
Frost events that occur close to flowering cause sterility or floret abortion, significantly reducing yield potential... To supplement the field based screening, high-throughput laboratory based assays will be investigated... Significant yield losses caused by frost in Western Australia last year have underlined the importance of the grains industry's continued investment in research, development and extension (RD&E) to address the issue...
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Catalogue: GRDC YouTube channel
Wheat variety selection, based on Pratylenchus thornei (Pt) tolerance rankings, is a critical tool to reduce yield and economic loss when wheat is grown in the presence of Pt Size does matter... Recorded at GRDC Updates, Northern Region, Goondiwindi QLD, 5-6 March 2013... Technology to reduce spray drift GCTV: Drift Reducing Technology..
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
The research, led by the Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) and supported by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), was presented at this year's Agribusiness Crop Updates... The wet seeding research results were obtained under trials led by DAFWA and the Kellerberrin Demonstration Group under the National Adaptation and Mitigation Initiative (NAMI) - a $4.9 million partnership between the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) and the GRDC... The dry seeding guidelines were generated from a GRDC funded, dry seeding project involving the WA No-Tillage Farmers Association, CSIRO and DAFWA...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
The maps can be used to assess how much variation is needed for PA to be profitable and identify areas of paddocks responsive to inputs... While the results will go some way towards informing the debate about the profitability of PA, it illustrates that the use of, and benefits from, PA technology vary from farm to farm - in line with farmer preferences and circumstances... A new approach to thinking about management zones as responsive/unresponsive to inputs, rather than the traditional approach of static zones based on average yield performance...
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Catalogue: GRDC Publications
the a limit to the volume of grain that can be harvested early following epxample demonstrates one way to calculate the or at higher moisture content so the benefit may only e $20 cost of uscning our own cleaner... if we're planning to store grain in bags for a few months and deliver the same quality grain, we must account for enough time to check and repair the bags at least weekly... if we have existing storage we can check financial records to find repairs and maintenance costs on average each year, otherwise we can use a percentage of capital cost to estimate an allowance...
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