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Any agricultural science program has a broader impact when it involves women as major players," he says... Two of the female students Dr Ogbonnaya mentored at ICARDA went on to win the Jeanie Borlaug Laube Women in Triticum Award, which recognises the importance of supporting women in agricultural science - particularly in wheat research... "The attraction of ICARDA was that it was an international centre, and it offered a way to do research that would contribute to both developed and developing countries facing these kinds of problems," Dr Ogbonnaya says...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
Finally to the numerous farmers, business people and researchers I met around the world that were also very generous with their time and knowledge, thank you... It is widely regarded that cactus is high yielding, highly palatable and a readily available source of carbohydrates but lacks crude protein and crude fibre to get the best performance out of cactus it needs to be supplemented with a cheap source of fibre and protein (Nefzaoui, Salem, Salem, 2000, p512 - 516)... Develop a farming operation where a normal budget would rely on less than 50% of traditional farming system to generate the income reducing exposure to financial risk in droughts...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
WA Grains Nuffield scholar commended.. "The GRDC is pleased to sponsor four Grains Nuffield scholarships this year and congratulates the recipients including Western Australia's Reece Curwen," GRDC capacity building program manager Kathleen Allan said... "The GRDC invests in a range of skill and capacity building activities that are aimed at supporting current and potential members of the Australian grains industry to improve their capacity to lead, learn, change, innovate and advance the industry...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
WA Grains Nuffield scholar commended.. "The GRDC is pleased to sponsor four Grains Nuffield scholarships this year and congratulates the recipients including Western Australia's Reece Curwen," GRDC capacity building program manager Kathleen Allan said... "The GRDC invests in a range of skill and capacity building activities that are aimed at supporting current and potential members of the Australian grains industry to improve their capacity to lead, learn, change, innovate and advance the industry...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
The aim of the report is to educate the reader as to the importance of TE"s, how to apply them, and to then generate discussion around the use of them more widely within agriculture ix and the food industry... Evan Ryan RYANAGPTYLTD 0428 298 031 03 5744 3662 ev_ryan@hotmail.com To assess the importance of trace elements in broadacre farming and to study methods to manage their application and benefits Currently few Australian broadacre farmers are using trace elements to increase their productivity and profitability Travel across North America and Europe interviewing farmers, researchers and advisors who use and recommend trace elements Trace elements are important both to plant growth and to human health... Trace element use can improve productivity and profitability for farmers and improve health outcomes for consumers...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
The use of biotechnology will play a significant role if Australia is to continue to be a major player in the global grains market... But currently growers and the general public are hearing conflicting view points on whether this technology will benefit Australia, or whether we'd be better off without genetically modified crops... The reduced usage of herbicides plus yield benefit obtained from the ability to seed early and control weeds, more than covers the additional cost...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
One of the first things I realised from my study is that many factors cannot be measured in just one season, but take a number of years to realise the economic difference... Green manure crops have a huge benefit and we can use them without losing a full year of production, perhaps a crop of oats and rye sown in early autumn could be desiccated or cultivated and a summer crop could be sown in spring... Agribusiness companies: Like I mentioned above, the government has little to do with infrastructure, particularly in Agriculture...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
Farmers must be valued for their skills as primary land managers... If we opened up the membership of our farming organisations in this way, but kept the decision base small so as not to become unwieldy or be overtaken by other agendas, I believe farmers would have more clout... I saw numerous examples in Europe of under utilized land going backwards due to the owners effectively being park rangers, rather than farmers...
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Foreword My plan is to achieve higher profit margins for my familys' farming business and through my study, I hope to learn how farmers overseas are doing this... Defining the problem When I discuss value adding, I am talking about something as basic as grading or drying the grain... All the things have a far greater bearing on the cost of food than the actual commodities that we produce as farmers, and many farmers I talk to do not understand this...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
Given that soybeans are such a pivotal crop in the USA mid west states, it seems that the Americans will favour this as their primary source... North Dakota State University attributes this increase completely to the uptake of GM Canola... Test plots have shown yield potential in the United Kingdom of 7 tonne to the hectare with one variety producing 7.8 t/ha in a test plot environment...
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