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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: Ground Cover
Lobbying the US Federal Aviation Authority and promoting modern farming practices for production and environmental gains are all part of a farming day for Robert Blair.. Idaho farmer Robert Blair shared his vision for precision technologies and how he is helping to make this happen in the US at the 15th Symposium on Precision Agriculture in Australasia... His mission is to encourage greater uptake by spending time sharing his knowledge of and enthusiasm for of precision agriculture (PA)...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Farmers who employ workers think only about safety of their employees while those without employees do not think about it at all... While the NFF recommends that farmers take out accident insurance, it believes it is more important for farmers to adopt sound safety practices, as insurance addresses only the economic cost, not the social cost, of injuries and ill-health. ".. The NFF has asked the Australian Safety and Compensation Council (formerly the National Occupational Health and Safety Commission) to help fund such a campaign, which would build on the work already undertaken by Farmsafe, the Farm Health and Safety Joint Venture and state bodies...
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