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Catalogue: Ground Cover
International workshop in fight against global pest Australian crop scientists were among the only participants in an international workshop who did not leave at home a major global grain pest - the Russian wheat aphid - when they travelled to Singapore earlier this year... The workshop, which involved one of the most collaborative groups of scientists I've met with in some time, highlighted the critical need for an IPM approach," Dr Rainbow said... Dr Rainbow said the workshop also identified the imperative for further research to understand how Russian wheat aphid strains or biotypes are developing virulence to resistant varieties and causing increasing damage to wheat...
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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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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Image supplied by NSW DPI... Hosted by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), the workshops are being held at Narromine on September 16, Gunnedah on September 17 and Warialda on September 18... GRDC Northern panel member Keith Harris, Windy Station, Quirindi said it was an exceptional opportunity for growers and advisors to discuss relevant local insect pest management (IPM) issues and source advice on effective monitoring and control...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
A workshop run by the University of New England (UNE) and supported by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) will help Moree-district grain growers and agronomists brush up on their pest knowledge... The insect identification workshop will take place at 9am on Tuesday, 8 May at the TAFE Agskills Centre, Newell Highway north of Moree... The workshop will run for three hours and covers basic insect biology followed by a more detailed look at the groups of insects relevant to grain crops and the differences between these groups...
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Catalogue: Broadacre Field Crops DAFF QLD
The workshops aim to provide growers and agronomists with a clear understanding of Herbicide Resistance (HR) and create awareness of how Integrated Weed Management (IWM) can decrease its risk... Up-to-date information will be provided on topics including: the problem of herbicide resistant weed populations where resistance comes from what resistance is and is not how integrated weed management strategies can help prevent and manage resistance... Attendees can also work through their own weed control strategies during the workshop, and leave with a plan to reduce their resistance risk...
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Catalogue: Broadacre Field Crops DAFF QLD
The workshops aim to provide growers and agronomists with a clear understanding of Herbicide Resistance (HR) and create awareness of how Integrated Weed Management (IWM) can decrease its risk... Up-to-date information will be provided on topics including: the problem of herbicide resistant weed populations where resistance comes from what resistance is and is not how integrated weed management strategies can help prevent and manage resistance... Attendees can also work through their own weed control strategies during the workshop, and leave with a plan to reduce their resistance risk...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Variety selection skills in focus at new technical workshops Key points: THE GRAINS Research and Development Corporation is funding three new technical workshops for agronomists and farm advisers on variety selection and the National Variety Trials to enable them to provide the most relevant and up-to-date advice to growers... The one-day workshops - titled 'Variety Selection and NVT - Putting science into selection' - will be held in Adelaide, South Australia, on Friday, August 12; Birchip, Victoria, on Wednesday, August 17; and Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, on Friday, August 19... The GRDC's latest technical workshops will enable participants to provide growers with more relevant advice and information on the varieties they are considering as well as factors to consider in evaluating a variety's place in future cropping programs," he said. "..
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