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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The GRDC has released three new winter cropping GrowNotes for the southern region... GRDC Southern Panel chair Keith Pengilley describes GrowNotes as "living documents" because they are updated as research results come in... "The biggest thing I see with GrowNotes is that they give every grower the ability to look at the latest research that is coming out and use it to help make the best management decisions they can," he says...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The GRDC has released three new winter cropping GrowNotes for the southern region... GRDC Southern Panel chair Keith Pengilley describes GrowNotes as "living documents" because they are updated as research results come in... "The biggest thing I see with GrowNotes is that they give every grower the ability to look at the latest research that is coming out and use it to help make the best management decisions they can," he says...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Wagga Wagga workshop to discuss frost management in 2015.. New South Wales agronomists, advisers, consultants and growers are invited to a pre-sowing technical workshop to discuss frost management in 2015... Topics will include early sowing versus late sowing; frost patterns in the Australian grain belt; assessing synoptic charts and how to use this information; row spacing, stubble and recovery; characterising frost events and their impacts on grain sterility; and variety rankings and how to use this in decision making ...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
South Australian agronomists, advisers, consultants and growers are invited to a pre-sowing technical workshop to discuss frost management in 2015... The workshop in Adelaide on April 1 will be one of three forums being hosted by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) in the southern cropping region to investigate best practice frost management ahead of this year's cropping season... Guest speakers include Mick Faulkner, from Agrilink Agricultural Consultants; Neil Fettell from Central West Farming Systems; CSIRO Climate Applications scientist Steve Crimp; Ben Biddulph from the Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia; Tim March from the University of Adelaide; and Andrew Skinner from MEA, which designs and manufactures environmental monitoring systems...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Victorian agronomists, advisers, consultants and growers are invited to a pre-sowing technical workshop to discuss frost management in 2015... The workshop in Horsham on March 31 will be one of three forums being hosted by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) in the southern cropping region to investigate best practice frost management ahead of this year's cropping season... Topics will include early sowing versus late sowing; frost patterns in the Australian grain belt; assessing synoptic charts and how to use this information; row spacing, stubble and recovery; characterising frost events and their impacts on grain sterility; and variety rankings and how to use this in decision making...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is on track to continue its substantial investment into northern grains research following last week's release of the GRDC External Investment Plan 2015-16 ... Key areas that will attract GRDC funding include short-term Grower Solution Group (GSG) investments targeting important localised research, development and extension (RD&E) issues; agribusiness trial extension networks; research and farm business updates; and an extensive range of agronomic and farming systems management projects... "We will continue to invest in areas that can help drive profitability improvements for northern growers like soil and crop nutrition, weed seed and herbicide resistance management, break crops, crop rotations, pests, disease, nematodes, frost management and regional research capacity...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
This is the Western region component of the nationally coordinated effort to develop and implement a national frame work for frost resistance screening... Biddulph, TB 2009 Screening for Frost... GRDC Western Panel Industry Engagement Forum 8th March 2010, Burswood, Perth WA. Biddulph, TB 2010 Characterising Frost in the Western Region...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Murray and his wife Marie were involved in a family enterprise at Tambellup in the Great Southern, but headed 250 kilometres north to Corrigin when their son, Peter, returned home from the Western Australian College of Agriculture at Narrogin... I was given the opportunity to farm when I was younger, so I wanted to give Peter the same opportunity," Murray says... The 104-year average annual rainfall at Corrigin is 373 millimetres, but we have struggled to get 300mm in the past eight years," Murray says. "..
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
Farm scale research in participation with local grower groups in WA's southern grain production region was undertaken to evaluate a range of frost minimisation techniques... The key recommendation is that growers need to identify frost prone areas on their farm and manage these areas ... The project's suite of strategies provides options for growers to minimise their exposure to frost on prone paddocks and to reduce their financial exposure when frost damage occurs...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Frost is estimated to cost the grain industry in south-east Australia in excess $100 million a year in direct and indirect losses and for some growers, crops can be completely wiped-out in a night... Agrilink Agricultural Consultants' Mick Faulkner, based near Clare in the Mid North, where growers experienced huge losses to frost this year, says frost is an emotive issue - which makes its successful management all the more difficult... "Many growers think of early sowing as being negative for frost a later frost can mean those varieties sown earlier can escape the late event, so there's no way to completely remove frost risk, it can only be managed," Mr Braun said. "..
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