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Growers need to consider a portfolio approach to their grain marketing including a combination of passive and active management coupled with some on farm storage if the market is telling you to store grain... Demand will create its own supply (something that many farmers will emphasise with over the past 2 years as supply has expanded rapidly in response to high grain prices, leading to prices to fall) and as argued by Malcolm (2009) "food supply will meet food demand in the future, provided farmers receive the correct market signals and are not thwarted by poor government policies that create perverse incentives.".. Since there "is no reliable way to identify the fund managers who will outperform the market, investors do best to buy a broad spectrum of stocks at the lowest cost" (Damato, 2001)...
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I believe it is imperative that irrigators have access to the most efficient and technologically advanced systems in order to provide every possibility of maintaining and sustaining what is arguably our most valuable resource... The open market for water trading in some systems has also seen an increase in the cost of permanent and temporary water as a result of the domestic customer requiring only small parcels of water that they are willing to pay for... The systems are very widely used and advances in the hardware and software are making them a more efficient, durable and cost effective way of applying water as well as other soluble inputs such as fertiliser...
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Our region was well on the way to building its regional brand when I applied for my scholarship... Objectives The aim of this study was to develop a working model for regional branding that will work across all regions of Australia... We need industry to bring cash flow into the region so that we can maintain a high standard of living...
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Synthetic spider venom could add bite to crop protection Spider venom could hold the key to protecting Australia's grain crops from insect pests in the future... Researchers at The University of Queensland's Institute for Molecular Bioscience are looking at whether it is possible to mimic the insecticidal peptides found in spider venom compounds for use in controlling insects that threaten crops... There are not a lot of insecticide products in the pipeline of commercialisation due to the prohibitive cost of bringing such products to market and the length of time to achieve registration, so it is imperative that we look at other options that are environmentally-friendly and sustainable," Mr Meibusch said...
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Synthetic spider venom could add bite to crop protection Spider venom could hold the key to protecting Australia's grain crops from insect pests in the future... Researchers at The University of Queensland's Institute for Molecular Bioscience are looking at whether it is possible to mimic the insecticidal peptides found in spider venom compounds for use in controlling insects that threaten crops... There are not a lot of insecticide products in the pipeline of commercialisation due to the prohibitive cost of bringing such products to market and the length of time to achieve registration, so it is imperative that we look at other options that are environmentally-friendly and sustainable," Mr Meibusch said...
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The Beef CRC results found a large variation in two important reproductive traits in Brahmans; age at puberty and the time taken to return to cycling after calving (called Post.. The fertility of the SEL herd was assessed by comparing the pregnancy rates of lactating cows (at the May weaning muster i.e. WR1) in the SEL herd and in an unselected Brahman control (CON) herd... Genetic benefits in the reproduction of Brahmans in North Australia Methods we can adopt to make better reproduction rates..
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Export I focused my study on the Middle East, India and China as markets with potential for expansion in the supply of fresh Australian produce... I believe Horticultural industries need to focus on incorporating renewable fuels into their production systems especially in the cold chain and global distribution of perishable produce from Australia to key Northern hemisphere markets... Energy use within the food system needs to be accurately dispersed between those involved in its production, distribution marketing and consumption so that the imposed environmental cost is not landed on the producer...
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What I am suggesting is that we start to talk about the total rainfall over a given area and then confine our planting and fertilization to 20% to 30% of the total area... (More on this in "Blue sky thinking) I believe that a 25% yield increase would be easily achievable given the absence of frost risk and the resulting ability to have our grain crops filling in soft conditions... Stuart Barden Metainer Pty Ltd 02 68 479267 02 68 479269 stuartbarden@bigpond.com The objective of my study was to identify techniques that have potential to add value to Australian grain-growers who grow crops in lower rainfall areas around Australia...
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Australia's young grain producers were urged to lead the world in doubling global food supply using half the water at the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) northern Updates recently... "In coming decades the world faces the risk of major regional food crises leading to conflicts and mass refugee movements," Professor Cribb said... Professor Cribb said the challenge facing the coming two generations of farmers was to double the global food supply using half the water, on far less land and with increasingly depleted soils, without fossil fuels, with scarce and costly fertiliser and chemicals, under the hammer of climate change...
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Australia's young grain producers were urged to lead the world in doubling global food supply using half the water at the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) northern Updates recently... "In coming decades the world faces the risk of major regional food crises leading to conflicts and mass refugee movements," Professor Cribb said... Professor Cribb said the challenge facing the coming two generations of farmers was to double the global food supply using half the water, on far less land and with increasingly depleted soils, without fossil fuels, with scarce and costly fertiliser and chemicals, under the hammer of climate change...
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