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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
In the short history of white settlement we have hastened the natural attrition of these regions by thousands of years... Overall, the works had started to filter washed soil and trap it on the upstream side of each filter there has been only one significant rain event, of 50mm, since the project was completed... Overall, the information reported was of a similar nature to that currently presented and generally accepted by the majority of producers in Australia...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (South)
Influences on costs and profit Profit is driven by income and costs the impact on income should be considered when changing costs. '.. SAF is totally reliant on all operations to be undertaken by the contractors mutual obligation to each party is very strong - my preferred terminology of a `partnership`... I have always provided a worksheet to staff listing not only the salary, but also the other cash components of the package such as superannuation, housing, power and phones...
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Products may be identified by proprietary or trade names to help readers identify particular types of products but this is not, and is not intended to be, an endorsement or recommendation of any product or manufacturer referred to... The schemes are often viewed as a box-ticking exercise by management within the business and the degree of ownership or buy-in from management and staff is low... Overall, the increasing scarcity of arable land, water constraints and rising input and energy costs in agriculture all serve to highlight the critical importance of achieving higher agricultural productivity in a more sustainable manner both at the farm level and upstream and downstream sectors of the food supply chain" (OECD/Food and..
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
This link of pasture consumption to profitability tells us that we must not allow anything to take away from our main source of efficiency if we want to continue to produce milk at a competitive price... Problems with the system include: Cows being pushed to or away from the dairy by bad weather... The main findings are: Robotic dairies need to be adapted to suit the best grazing outcomes in Australia and New Zealand Robotic dairies are quickly becoming affordable Local farmers and municipal waste sites could work together using gasifiers to the advantage of both parties Corporates and local farmers need to work together..
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Finding that there was a need for a more formalised advisory and consultative mechanism for stakeholder involvement in NVT operations, the GRDC will also establish the NVT Advisory Committee system this year, with separate committees for wheat, barley (and coarse grains), canola and pulses... In announcing the appointment, GRDC managing director Peter Reading said that Mrs Angus would increase the GRDC's focus on measuring the impact of its investments in R&D. Mrs Angus was previously manager of wheat and barley breeding... Mr Reading said Dr Betzner has been instrumental in establishing the National Variety Trial (NVT) system and the GRDC's investment strategy for pre-breeding, and in steering the GRDC through the maze of biotechnology applications, including GM...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The office will initially be located in Adelaide, from which it will service the three states that comprise the GRDC's southern region - South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania... As general manager of systems and agronomy south, Dr Stephen Loss will lead the GRDC's operations in the southern region and he will be supported by a manager of systems and agronomy and a team assistant... "We believe this 'hub and spoke' model is most appropriate for an organisation such as the GRDC that has a mandate to work closely with growers and industry at a regional level but to also maintain and foster strategic relationships with research partners from across Australia and the globe, which we can do most effectively from a national head office."..
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The office will initially be located in Adelaide, from which it will service the three states that comprise the GRDC's southern region - South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania... As general manager of systems and agronomy south, Dr Stephen Loss will lead the GRDC's operations in the southern region and he will be supported by a manager of systems and agronomy and a team assistant... "We believe this 'hub and spoke' model is most appropriate for an organisation such as the GRDC that has a mandate to work closely with growers and industry at a regional level but to also maintain and foster strategic relationships with research partners from across Australia and the globe, which we can do most effectively from a national head office."..
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Social media helps GRDC keep industry ahead.. GRDC's manager of online communities Prudence Cook said Australian grain growers had much to gain from the use of social media as a communications tool, enabling them to source on-the-spot agronomic information and production advice from other growers, industry bodies, respected advisors and researchers... Topics covered in the presentation include the evolution of social media in Australian agriculture - how is it used in the grains industry and common myths; Twitter - what is it, what conversations are happening and what's the best bang for your buck when looking for grains information and troubleshooting; and key considerations before you start tweeting...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is boosting its presence and outreach to growers in the southern cropping region through the establishment of a regional office... As general manager of systems and agronomy south, Dr Stephen Loss will lead GRDC's operations in the southern region and he will be supported by a manager of systems and agronomy and a team assistant... "We believe this 'hub and spoke' model is most appropriate for an organisation like the GRDC which has a mandate to work closely with growers and industry at a regional level but to also maintain and foster strategic relationships with research partners from across Australia and the globe, which we can do most effectively from a national head office."..
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is boosting its presence and outreach to growers in the southern cropping region through the establishment of a regional office... As general manager of systems and agronomy south, Dr Stephen Loss will lead GRDC's operations in the southern region and he will be supported by a manager of systems and agronomy and a team assistant... "We believe this 'hub and spoke' model is most appropriate for an organisation like the GRDC which has a mandate to work closely with growers and industry at a regional level but to also maintain and foster strategic relationships with research partners from across Australia and the globe, which we can do most effectively from a national head office."..
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