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Catalogue: Broadacre Field Crops DAFF QLD
Melina Miles is a senior entomologist based in Toowoomba... As part of the entomology group she works on developing practical integrated pest management (IPM) strategies for mixed grain and cotton systems... Over the past 10 years Melina has worked on IPM in grains in Victoria and Queensland and on the area-wide management of helicoverpa on the Darling Downs...
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Catalogue: Broadacre Field Crops DAFF QLD
Melina Miles is a senior entomologist based in Toowoomba... As part of the entomology group she works on developing practical integrated pest management (IPM) strategies for mixed grain and cotton systems... Over the past 10 years Melina has worked on IPM in grains in Victoria and Queensland and on the area-wide management of helicoverpa on the Darling Downs...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Biosecurity woven into the fabric of day-to-day work.. Because crops are targeted for seed and other high-value markets, we recognised the importance of protecting our property from pests and diseases.".. Kym McIntyre, grains biosecurity officer with Biosecurity Queensland (part of the Queensland Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation) and Plant Health Australia, says other biosecurity practices adopted by Woods include observing good farm-hygiene practices, ensuring signage at the front gate clearly indicates the requirements on entering the property, and making sure that during field days vehicles are not driven across paddocks and wash baths are provided for all participants...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
About 70 growers, agronomists, farm consultants, Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) staff and bankers from across WA make up the GRDC's western Regional Cropping Solutions Networks (RCSN).They are the on-the-ground 'brains trust' that feeds information into the GRDC's Western Panel as it identifies and prioritises research, development and extension activities for this region... Members of each of the five western RCSN groups met in Perth in late February with GRDC program managers and staff, Western Panel members and representatives from other research organisations... The combined RCSN meeting provided a platform for discussing key local issues and establishing key contacts...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
About 70 growers, agronomists, farm consultants, Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) staff and bankers from across WA make up the GRDC's western Regional Cropping Solutions Networks (RCSN).They are the on-the-ground 'brains trust' that feeds information into the GRDC's Western Panel as it identifies and prioritises research, development and extension activities for this region... Members of each of the five western RCSN groups met in Perth in late February with GRDC program managers and staff, Western Panel members and representatives from other research organisations... The combined RCSN meeting provided a platform for discussing key local issues and establishing key contacts...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
South Australian researchers' role in the intensifying push to lift grain industry productivity was brought to the fore when researchers reported, mid-year, to the GRDC National Panel on the progress of projects... Much of the research in SA involves the advanced pre-breeding research that delivers new traits and tools to breeders working on cereals and pulses that are more productive, more resistant and tolerant to disease and environmental stresses, and which can meet changing market requirements... "The project will continue its emphasis on breeding and selecting varieties that are adapted to water-deficient environments in flowering and podding stages, resistant to rust and tolerant to ascochyta, botrytis and frost," Mr Matic said...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Panel members meet researchers and growers.. (From left) GRDC Southern Panel deputy chair Chris Blanchard (Wagga Wagga, New South Wales) and Southern Panel member Susan Findlay Tickner (Horsham, Victoria) met with Associate Professor Li Day, principal research scientist and group leader in food structure and chemistry with CSIRO's Animal, Food and Health Sciences division at Werribee, Victoria, during the Southern Panel's spring tour... The GRDC is a non-commercial partner of the FGC. GRDC panel members and staff met with growers, researchers, consultants and advisers across the country in September and October to discuss the most pressing issues facing the grains industry as part of annual spring panel tours in the southern, western and northern grain-growing regions...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Panel members meet researchers and growers.. (From left) GRDC Southern Panel deputy chair Chris Blanchard (Wagga Wagga, New South Wales) and Southern Panel member Susan Findlay Tickner (Horsham, Victoria) met with Associate Professor Li Day, principal research scientist and group leader in food structure and chemistry with CSIRO's Animal, Food and Health Sciences division at Werribee, Victoria, during the Southern Panel's spring tour... The GRDC is a non-commercial partner of the FGC. GRDC panel members and staff met with growers, researchers, consultants and advisers across the country in September and October to discuss the most pressing issues facing the grains industry as part of annual spring panel tours in the southern, western and northern grain-growing regions...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
While sorghum hybrids with varying levels of resistance are continuing to emerge in the marketplace, there is an expectation by industry that the scheme should continue to provide midge resistance ratings for these hybrids... The requirement has been recognised by each of the commercial seed companies which have agreed to continue funding of the scheme; DAFF, which supports the scheme with staff, facilities and in-kind contributions required to undertake testing, as well as GRDC, which is continuing funding of the scheme at least until 2014... We gave a presentation at the annual Australian Sorghum Research Group meeting (AusSORGM) at Cedar Creek in 2010...
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Catalogue: Broadacre Field Crops DAFF QLD
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