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Plans to bring barley breeding into a nationally-coordinated program have moved a step closer with the different breeding program leaders agreeing on the need for structural change to keep Australian programs internationally competitive... A national program would raise the level of barley breeding, not just to provide growers with improved varieties, but also ensure breeding programs are in step with market forces... The steering committee, at a meeting in Adelaide on 21 October, also agreed that Barley Australia should be recognised as the peak industry body and provide market direction to the breeding programs...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
R&D preventing big oilseed, pulse losses.. Diseases cost Western Australia's oilseed industry $90 million annually and the state's pulse industry $23 million per year, but the impact would be much worse if current controls were not in place, new reports reveal... Diseases in Australian pulse and oilseed crops are inflicting production losses of more than $210 million a year - but the economic impact would be far worse if current controls were not in place...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Grain growers looking to bolster their profits in 2014 should start planning now by adding the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Updates to their diary... Coonabarabran will host an advisor update on February 26 and 27 at the Town Hall; a grower update will be held at Nyngan Bowling Club on February 28; Goondiwindi will host an advisor update on March 4 and 5 at the Goondiwindi Community Centre; and a grower update will be held at the Mungindi Community Hall on March 6... Update coordinator John Cameron, ICAN Rural, said the updates would address the latest information needed to drive on-farm adoption on key topics such as bridging the yield gap between environmentally achievable yields versus actual yields, the effective use of pre-emergent cereal herbicides, herbicide resistance and weed management, crop nutrition, disease, varietal selection and soil water management...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Plan for profit in 2014: add the GRDC Updates to the diary.. Coonabarabran will host an advisor update on February 26 and 27 at the Town Hall; a grower update will be held at Nyngan Bowling Club on February 28; Goondiwindi will host an advisor update on March 4 and 5 at the Goondiwindi Community Centre; and a grower update will be held at the Mungindi Community Hall on March 6... Update coordinator John Cameron, ICAN Rural, said the updates would address the latest information needed to drive on-farm adoption on key topics such as bridging the yield gap between environmentally achievable yields versus actual yields, the effective use of pre-emergent cereal herbicides, herbicide resistance and weed management, crop nutrition, disease, varietal selection and soil water management...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
The 2013 Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) western region Driving Agronomy audio compact disc includes 14 interviews by presenter Chris Brown with key GRDC staff and cropping experts... GRDC western region grower services manager Darren Hughes discusses how the GRDC is addressing top western region RD&E priorities including frost, weeds, non-wetting soils, soil pH and compaction and water use efficiency (WUE)... Other interviews feature detailed discussion about topics including non-wetting soil strategies; WeedSmart; wild radish control; ryegrass control; herbicide testing; and grain storage...
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Catalogue: GRDC YouTube channel
" Over the Fence: Lime cements place at Kellerberrin - Nov 2011 09 August 2012.. It is two decades since Kellerberrin farmer David Leake heeded the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries WA's (DAFWA) call: Time to Lime... Technology to reduce spray drift GCTV: Drift Reducing Technology..
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Talking with Western Australian grain growers about their production issues and research priorities will be the focus of the coming Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) western regional panel spring tours... "The GRDC is committed to ensuring its links with growers are direct and effective, so it is always available to hear feedback on how it invests its funds in research, development and extension (RD&E) to ultimately achieve productivity and profit gains for growers," he said... "The western panel plays a vital role in being an on-the-ground contact with growers and industry stakeholders, and panellists use the spring tours to hear about grower production issues and answer any questions about the GRDC and its investments...
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