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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
Farmlabour FACTSHEET southern region fiLLing THe fArm LABOur gAP.. The benefits of employing part-time labour include: number of work hours and times that suit both parties; regularity and consistency in having the same staff member all year round; training or skills developed are applied continually throughout the year; and development of a good working relationship, in which both parties gain a better understanding of orking together... The benefits of employing casual labour include: help completing specific jobs that require additional resources or a different skill set; having appropriate labour available at the required time; potential to fill a labour gap at short notice; help to ease the workload during peak periods; and increased efficiency during peak times...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
Farmlabour FACTSHEET southern region fiLLing THe fArm LABOur gAP.. The benefits of employing part-time labour include: number of work hours and times that suit both parties; regularity and consistency in having the same staff member all year round; training or skills developed are applied continually throughout the year; and development of a good working relationship, in which both parties gain a better understanding of orking together... The benefits of employing casual labour include: help completing specific jobs that require additional resources or a different skill set; having appropriate labour available at the required time; potential to fill a labour gap at short notice; help to ease the workload during peak periods; and increased efficiency during peak times...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
Farmlabour FACTSHEET southern region fiLLing THe fArm LABOur gAP.. The benefits of employing part-time labour include: number of work hours and times that suit both parties; regularity and consistency in having the same staff member all year round; training or skills developed are applied continually throughout the year; and development of a good working relationship, in which both parties gain a better understanding of orking together... The benefits of employing casual labour include: help completing specific jobs that require additional resources or a different skill set; having appropriate labour available at the required time; potential to fill a labour gap at short notice; help to ease the workload during peak periods; and increased efficiency during peak times...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
Crown rot is currently one of the two most costly diseases to growers across the northern and southern grain growing regions of eastern Australia... Conservation farming practices to maximise water use efficiency that involve stubble retention such as no-till, have meant that diseases such as crown rot are on the increase... Strategic communication around crown rot needs to.....
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
Crown rot is currently one of the two most costly diseases to growers across the northern and southern grain growing regions of eastern Australia... Conservation farming practices to maximise water use efficiency that involve stubble retention such as no-till, have meant that diseases such as crown rot are on the increase... Strategic communication around crown rot needs to.....
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
SOUTHERN REGION BUILDING EMOTIONAL RESILIENCE Emotional resilience is the willingness and capacity to accept that there will be good and bad times ahead, and to understand your reactions to these experiences and have strategies to manage them... KEY POINTS Accept where you are in life and what life is throwing your way... A resilient mindset and dealing with everyday life issues in a calm and balanced manner consists of: accepting yourself for who you are and accept responsibility for looking after yourself; you can do to change your response - it's oureactions that cause the stress; empathy and viewing life through the eyes of others; communicatingeffectively ; robustdecision-making mechanisms ; dealing withmistakes ; dealing well withsuccess and knowing what you're good at; listening to your inner voice and having positive self-talk ; understanding what 'pushes your buttons', how you respond and what beingreinforced in the environment that you are in; and following through a resilient life...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
TAKING CONTROL OF YOUR PERSONAL HEALTH.. Looking after your health is important for you, your family and your business... There are lots of ways to incorporate activity into your daily routine: walk or ride a bicycle to check crops or stock; do some stretches before you start work and throughout the day; wash the car or machinery by hand; do some gardening, mow the lawns with a push mower, dig a vegie patch; or participate in a structured recreational activity like golf, tennis, water-skiing and so on...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
TAKING CONTROL OF YOUR PERSONAL HEALTH.. Looking after your health is important for you, your family and your business... There are lots of ways to incorporate activity into your daily routine: walk or ride a bicycle to check crops or stock; do some stretches before you start work and throughout the day; wash the car or machinery by hand; do some gardening, mow the lawns with a push mower, dig a vegie patch; or participate in a structured recreational activity like golf, tennis, water-skiing and so on...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
1. A focus on good agronomy - the most important factor Good yields contribute to profitable farm businesses, and good agronomy is essential in achieving them... While the statement may seem too obvious, it is amazing how often farmers get basic agronomy wrong, and yield and profit suffers... ZT/CTF increases farming flexibility and efficiency through more land able to be cropped for every labour or machinery unit, facilitation of precision farming operations such as side-dressing of fertilizer in-crop, banded herbicide application, planting between stubble rows, and easy adjustment of row configuration to suit each crop or situation...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is hosting a special forum in Hamilton this month to help grain growers in their quest to develop a greater understanding and appreciation of the many facets of farm business management... "The GRDC has embarked on a new initiative aimed at increasing grower and rural adviser capacity in farm business management through various platforms... John Francis from Holmes Sackett will provide his thoughts on the options for farm expansion and how these can be analysed, and with new technology being taken up at a rapid rate by the agricultural sector, Pru Cook from DPI Victoria will take a look at applications that can assist growers on the farm...
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