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The iPaddock app developed by Esperance grain grower Mic Fels has won two innovation awards at the 2014 Newdegate Field Days in Western Australia. '.. Dr Rosewarne says the positions, at Horsham in Victoria's Wimmera region, will build on the work of previous PBA breeders Michael Materne and Tony Leonforte, who made peas and lentils profitable rotation crops for much of southern Australia... Felicity Taylor, executive officer of the Facey Group, which is part of the GGA, says the visit was "fantastic" and forging links with researchers has already been extremely helpful for the growers in her region, which covers the Wickepin district of WA...
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The Resilient Grain Leaders program has been established by the GRDC to help ensure that the Australian grains industry attracts and retains the right people with the skills and capabilities to contribute to the long term sustainability of the industry... During the course, for which places are limited, participants will develop an understanding of what contributes to an effective team; recognise the value in understanding personality types and team role preferences and how to effectively work with diversity to maximise team performance; and understand the purpose of effectively matching leadership style to individuals and situations in developing a supportive team environment... Participants will also develop time management and delegation skills to effectively work within and lead a team; develop and apply skills to effectively give and receive feedback, implement performance management processes and manage conflict; and formulate an action plan for implementation which considers key learnings and how they will be applied by participants in their workplace...
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The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is banding together with the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) to help growers maximise productivity gains through targeted fertiliser use... A series of one-day workshops being convened across Queensland and New South Wales aims to equip growers with the knowledge and skills to maximise the benefits of fertiliser investment by correctly matching application rates to crop nutrient requirements whilst accounting for soil nutrient reserves... Delivered by Chris Dowling from Back Paddock Company, the grower workshops will be held in Clifton on February 10, Jandowae February 11, Wandoan February 12, Millmerran February 13, Warialda March 24, Rowena March 25 and Westmar March 26...
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Grain growers in Victoria's Wimmera and Mallee regions are being offered specialised support as they grapple with the difficulties of consecutive years of drought... The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) has commissioned Birchip Cropping Group (BCG) to deliver a series of on-farm decision-making workshops, entitled Farming After The Drought... The workshops this month are providing local growers and their advisers with the information and tools they need to plan and implement strategies that will enable them to capitalise on opportunities and manage the production and financial risks for the 2016 season...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Grain growers in Victoria's Wimmera and Mallee regions are being offered specialised support as they grapple with the difficulties of consecutive years of drought... The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) has commissioned Birchip Cropping Group (BCG) to deliver a series of on-farm decision-making workshops, entitled Farming After The Drought... The workshops this month are providing local growers and their advisers with the information and tools they need to plan and implement strategies that will enable them to capitalise on opportunities and manage the production and financial risks for the 2016 season...
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Next year the GRDC will fund three two-day Resilient Grain Leaders workshops to help develop skilled industry leaders... Kathleen Allan, program manager capacity building, GRDC, says the new Resilient Grain Leaders initiative has been established to help ensure the right people with the right skills and capabilities are available to contribute to the industry's long-term sustainability... Ms Allan says that to be eligible to participate in the workshop, applicants must be working and engaged in the grains industry, have a long-term vision for the grains industry and be willing to commit to activities before, during and after the workshop...
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The workshops at Bendigo on April 11 and Ouyen on April 12 will provide information and technical advice, with scientific support, for determining organic matter cycling in the soil in relation to nitrogen nutrition, paddock planning and fertiliser rates, plus trace element identification and management... Speakers at the workshops will include Dr Rob Norton, Australia and New Zealand Regional Director with the International Plant Nutrition Institute; CSIRO soil scientist Dr Jeff Baldock; Dr Glenn McDonald from the University of Adelaide; Tony Cox and Dr Ehsan Tavakkoli from the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries; Dr John Angus from Charles Sturt University and CSIRO; and Dr Nigel Wilhelm of the South Australian Research and Development Institute... More information about the workshops, including registration details, can be found at www.agcommunicators.com.au ...
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The workshops at Bendigo on April 11 and Ouyen on April 12 will provide information and technical advice, with scientific support, for determining organic matter cycling in the soil in relation to nitrogen nutrition, paddock planning and fertiliser rates, plus trace element identification and management... Speakers at the workshops will include Dr Rob Norton, Australia and New Zealand Regional Director with the International Plant Nutrition Institute; CSIRO soil scientist Dr Jeff Baldock; Dr Glenn McDonald from the University of Adelaide; Tony Cox and Dr Ehsan Tavakkoli from the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries; Dr John Angus from Charles Sturt University and CSIRO; and Dr Nigel Wilhelm of the South Australian Research and Development Institute... More information about the workshops, including registration details, can be found at www.agcommunicators.com.au ...
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Grain growers and agronomists overseeing maturing winter crops will have the opportunity to identify insect pests that may be costing crop yield at two upcoming University of New England (UNE) workshops... The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is supporting the workshops being run by The Sweep Net , a free insect identification service provided by UNE's Insect Ecology Laboratory... The workshops are part of a series of workshops being run across northern NSW aimed at building knowledge of integrated pest management (IPM) among growers and agronomists...
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Sustainable management of insect pests in crops can be a challenge for grain growers... To help growers address these questions, the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is supporting three one-day workshops for grain growers in central and southern New South Wales... Project Manager Dr Melina Miles, from the Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, says each workshop will investigate the major insect pests of grain crops and how to manage these in an integrated approach, designed to avoid the overuse of broad spectrum insecticides...
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