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Technology adoption would be greatly accelerated with detailed knowledge of the factors affecting no-till sowing performance made available to grain growers... The project will underdertake fundamental research aiming to: - understand the mechanics of soil movement and soil throw with narrow point seeding technologies, - improve the performance of disc seeders in heavy soils and stubble conditions... The project will be undertaken by a broad team of researchers collaborating with the Western Australian No-Till Farming Association (WANTFA), the South Australian No-Till Farmers Association (SANTFA) and the Conservation Agriculture Alliance of Australia and New Zealand (CAAANZ), incorporating a national survey on disc seeder performance and issues, fundamental studies of the performance of disc seeders and tine seeders...
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Improved targeting has the potential to improve the cost-effectiveness of not only investments in RDE but also the effectiveness of farmers' time and resources when participating in RDE.In addition to the team of farming practice adoption specialists, the project is working closely with key regionally-based organisations who are well-positioned to provide expert regional and technical input on key practices and factors influencing adoption across states and sub-regions... The project is aimed at improving adoption of key farming systems practices by grain growers with emphasis on the current and potential role of advisors... Increased knowledge and understanding of levels and trends in adoption of key practices in Southern cropping regions through the analysis of detailed socio-economic, qualitative and practice use data collected from Australian grain growers and advisors...
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C-Qual Agritelligence Pty Limited (CQA) has developed a unique program designed to provide training and professional development in the specific field of technology adoption... The program has been designed with the agricultural industries as the key target... In essence it is a train-the-trainer program that provides participants with the skills required to present new.....
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By identifying where further extension and R&D information is unlikely to have any impact, such as factors that cannot be influenced and/or are not influential in the adoption decision, benefits can also also be gained by avoiding the ineffective use of finite RDE resources... Improved targeting has the potential to improve the cost-effectiveness of not only investments in RDE but also the effectiveness of farmers' time and resources when participating in RDE.In addition to the team of farming practice adoption specialists, the project is working closely with key regionally-based organisations who are well-positioned to provide expert regional and technical input on key practices and factors influencing adoption across states and sub-regions... The project is aimed at improving adoption of key farming systems practices by grain growers with emphasis on the current and potential role of advisors...
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