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Wheat quality requirements for these markets have also been consistent... The paper is based on interviews carried out for a project funded jointly by the Grain Growers Association and the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries entitled "What the World Wants from Australian Wheat"... Dr Ken Quail Business Manager Research BRI Australia Pty Ltd 1 Rivett Road, North Ryde NSW 2113 Ph: (02) 9888 9600 Fx: (02) 9888 5821 Mb: 0407 703301 Email: ken.quail@bri.com.au < Keep browsing 0 Responses to What the world wants from Australian wheat - what our customers are telling us..
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
The top minds in crown rot research from around the world gathered in Narrabri, NSW recently to nut out on solutions for controlling the costly disease... Crown rot is a leading cause of yield loss in the grains region from Dubbo, NSW to southern Queensland and GRDC northern panel chair, James Clark welcomes the concerted focus... The Murray/Brennan report, The Current and Potential Costs from Diseases of Wheat in Australia, commissioned by GRDC, shows controlling crown rot through best management practices benefits the Australian grain industry to the tune of $355 million each year...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Wimmera town stands tall.. Image of silos featuring artist's painting.. The artwork by the side of the Henty Highway, 360 kilometres north of Melbourne, is an inspiring example of how a town all but forgotten in the history of disappearing rural communities has stood up to remind the world of its presence and its farming pride...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Wimmera town stands tall.. Image of silos featuring artist's painting.. The artwork by the side of the Henty Highway, 360 kilometres north of Melbourne, is an inspiring example of how a town all but forgotten in the history of disappearing rural communities has stood up to remind the world of its presence and its farming pride...
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Catalogue: GRDC YouTube channel
1.079: GCTV Ep#9 Mungbeans 1.489: Narrator: For decades, Xavier and Heather Martin have 3.53: used Mungbeans as a summer rainfall opportunity crop on their New South Wales property, but 9.32: over the last five years the broadleaf legume has gained more importance in their farming 14.559: system... And Mungbeans don't deplete the entire moisture profile... 147.569: Narrator: Little wonder then that Xavier and Heather 150.56: used prize money from receiving last year's Australian Mungbean Association Production 155.569: Award for Excellence, to head overseas to see how crops are grown by the nation producing 161.11: the world's largest volume of Mungbeans...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
In May, GRDC chairman Keith Perrett and the Victorian Minister for Agriculture and Food Security, Peter Walsh, turned the first sod to ceremonially mark the start of construction of the new Australian Grains Genebank at Horsham, Victoria... When construction is completed in November it will be the southern hub complementing the University of Sydney's I.A. Watson Grains Research Centre at Narrabri, New South Wales, (the northern hub) and the Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre (AEGIC) in Perth (the western hub), which is a partnership between GRDC and the Western Australian Government... These first three hubs will continue to build on the international research links that the GRDC has already established with bodies such as the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center and the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas, and the major global companies whose business is the development of advanced crops, products and services...
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Catalogue: GRDC YouTube channel
0.41: GCTV Ep#12 John Harvey - National Variety Trials 4.589: Reporter: Darryl Anderson This crop variety trial site at Wagga in NSW 9.599: is one of 650 across the country, which make up Australia's National Variety Trials... 25.019: John Harvey: GRDC Managing Director It has been an interesting year because it 27.57: been so varied across Australia and whilst that comes with its challenges for growers 31.42: and making money out of farming from an NVT point of view, National Variety Trials, that 36.73: actually quite good... 52.329: John Harvey: Well NVT is a big part of GRDC 56.46: We know how important it is for growers to grow the right variety for their farm and 60.949: their conditions and so we put quite a strong emphasis on making sure growers have independent 66.5: information to make those decisions on...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
I am the principle spray operator and, like the vast majority of broad acre farmers, I regularly apply pesticides including herbicides, insecticides and fungicides to control weeds, insects and crop disease... Pesticides are widely used in agriculture to control weeds, insects and crop disease, reducing labour, energy and water requirements, and optimising potential crop yield and ultimately farm income... The overall objective of the project was to promote the adoption of the best practice spray application process by engaging key stakeholders (including government, chemical and spray applicator manufacturers, researchers, farmers and spray operators) and by applying principles from around the world on ways to simplify pesticide application whilst maximising pesticide efficacy and field efficiency, and sustaining the environment...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The world has been warned to brace itself for the humanitarian consequences of a global slowing in research spending on farm productivity... Professor Pardey said that since 1961, 95 per cent of additional agricultural production had come from increased yields, not from new farm land: "But that is now changing as R&D spending, particularly in rich countries, R&D shift raises staple food concerns moves away from farm productivity towards environmental, food quality and safety issues.".. Although there was an expectation that the fall in public sector contributions would be compensated by funds sourced from Plant Breeders" Rights, he said that the lion"s share of this money was being spent on ornamental plants, fruit and vegetables rather than food staples...
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