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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
Future projects maintain management groups with growers, agribusiness and RD&E agency representation and with real decision-making power... Future projects maintain a balance between productivity and sustainability activities, research and extension activities, activities in different locations and different lobby groups to avoid the capture of project resources and so ensure benefits across the wider industry... 'Best' use of water affects other properties of the soil and the impacts of modern farming practices (e.g. zero tillage, controlled traffic, and wide rows) are becoming evident...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (West)
Mention of a trade name or company in this publication does not imply endorsement of any product or company by the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia... Overall, 60-70 per cent of flour is used in traditional flat breads, 20-25 per cent of flour is used in western style breads and 5-10 per cent is used in cakes and biscuits... In summary, canola varieties sown 2-3 weeks earlier than normal (early to mid April) can be grazed in winter prior to bud elongation (usually providing 600-800 dse grazing days/ha) and recover with no impact on yield or oil...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (West)
KEYMESSAGES Incorrect use of phosphine since the 1950s, has led to escalating resistance in stored grain insects which threatens the continued use of phosphine at the farm level... In summary, canola varieties sown 2-3 weeks earlier than normal (early to mid April) can be grazed in winter prior to bud elongation (usually providing 600-800 dse grazing days/ha) and recover with no impact on yield or oil... When running a trial it is important to: 1...
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Catalogue: GRDC YouTube channel
" GCTV4: Stay Green Sorghum 13 June 2011 Story from Ground Cover TV Episode #3: Minimising costs while maximising productivity is what grain growing is all about and there are few more necessary -- or precious - commodities than water... Good news then that GRDC funded research - in collaboration with the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation is finding a way to make more with less... Technology to reduce spray drift GCTV: Drift Reducing Technology..
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Contributions to agriculture's development and three generations of its scientists' professional development have helped a Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) researcher win the 2009 GRDC Western Region Seed of Light award... Mr Young said many growers would know Dr Bowden as the straight-talking soil commentator standing in a pit wearing his trademark blue crocheted hat at grower group field days... The GRDC's manager of validation and integration Stuart Kearns says that of the $110 million invested by the GRDC annually, $35 million is invested in farming practices research...
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Catalogue: Broadacre Field Crops DAFF QLD
Use water efficiently to save costs and improve profits... Improved economic productivity from irrigated agriculture in the Queensland Murray-Darling Basin Round one of financial assistance to irrigators in the Balonne and Border Rivers is now open... Interpreting water analysis for crop and pasture Knowledge of a water supply's quality, assessed by chemical analysis, is essential in determining its usefulness in an irrigation system...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
BASF licenses CRC for Polymers soil wetting technologies.. Melbourne, Australia - June 29, 2016 - BASF has licensed new soil wetting technologies co-developed with the Cooperative Research Centre for Polymers (CRCP) to help Australian farmers improve water efficiencies and increase yields... BASF's research project is part of the centre's activities, and other partners in this project include Swinburne University for Technology, University of Western Australia, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, University of New England and the Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC)...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Raised beds need on-farm water plans.. Late-season waterlogging events have been rare in the six years since Tim Johnston, a soil and water research scientist with the Department of Primary Industries, Victoria (DPI), started assessing the environmental impacts of water and nutrient losses from raised beds... Mr Johnston says the reduced runoff from raised beds is the result of improved soil structure under the bed, leading to increased water holding capacity of the soil and greater water use by the crop...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
In the short history of white settlement we have hastened the natural attrition of these regions by thousands of years... Overall, the works had started to filter washed soil and trap it on the upstream side of each filter there has been only one significant rain event, of 50mm, since the project was completed... Overall, the information reported was of a similar nature to that currently presented and generally accepted by the majority of producers in Australia...
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Catalogue: Broadacre Field Crops DAFF QLD
Picking cotton on the Darling Downs.. It is a voluntary farm management system that provides self-assessment mechanisms, practical tools and auditing processes to ensure that cotton is produced with best practice across a range of focus areas... The new version of BMP, myBMP, is a web-based system, and a dynamic way of providing the latest scientific information and knowledge directly to the farm - a one-stop-shop for the industry...
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