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When Doug and Roma Parker decided to plant wheat fence-to-fence last year to recover from two successive droughts, it was still an easy decision to keep their trial paddock of perennial pasture - despite their 2200-hectare Mingenew property 'Pri-inga' having been destocked... Doug says the 15ha of perennial pasture (grass), resulting from their involvement with the GRDC-supported Grain & Graze program, was preserved to rebuild their livestock operations and restore some enterprise diversity... Doug says his grazing records show perennial pasture allows a higher stocking rate than annual pasture species, and after establishing the pasture in the first year the growth thereafter is "all profit"...
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In September, Australia"s Parliament House in Canberra became the venue to showcase achievements being made around the country by rural research and development corporations... While our grains industries support the largest of these R&D corporations - the GRDC - similar industry-driven research is being undertaken right across the rural and regional landscape, from horticulture and wine through to fisheries, livestock and the fibre industries, wool and cotton... Through the GRDC the grains industry now invests around $118 million a year in research and development...
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Catalogue: GRDC YouTube channel
" GRDC Grains Research Updates 22-23 February 2012, Southern Region, Adelaide SA. Kym Perry 19 September 2013 : Kym Perry, SARDI, talks about emerging pests in new farming systems... Changes to the pest complex are presenting new pest challenges to farmers during the critical establishment period... Technology to reduce spray drift GCTV: Drift Reducing Technology..
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
Drought years improve growers' use of soil moisture.. Eight years of drought have taught New South Wales growers hard-won lessons about conserving soil moisture and keeping stubbles weed-free.. Thirty or 40 years ago, south-east NSW used to be a high-rainfall, high-cost, high-input area for farming...
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A proposed new Cooperative Research Centre - the Future Farm Industries CRC (FFI CRC) - is being considered to direct research into a new farming system that will better fit livestock and cropping industries into the Australian landscape... The proposed new research enterprise will seek to integrate perennial crops, including natives, into broadacre farming systems to improve profitability, tackle issues such as salinity and generate new regional industries... Its planned outcomes include: "In answer to those who may be wondering if we can do it, the foundation for these new farming systems has already been laid by the CRC for Plant-based Management of Dryland Salinity," Mr Inglis says...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
The project has demonstrated that targeted agronomic research aimed at delivering best practice management (BPM) strategies for new pulse varieties can increase profitability and minimise production risk, when delivered through variety brochures and extension activities such as field days and industry forums... The project also produces an annual results summary which is widely distributed to industry (primarily consultants, leading pulse growers, researchers, commercial agronomists, Pulse Australia and PBA Release Advisory Group (RAG) members) through email and has received favourable feedback from many recipients... We believe that the tools and information developed by this project, in partnership with PBA and Pulse Australia, have maintained pulse production through the recent run of difficult seasons...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
The project, being undertaken by Southern Farming Systems (SFS), aims to help increase adoption of pasture and fodder-based practices, in order to solve problems threatening the long-term viability of cropping-dominant systems in the HRZ... Simon Falkiner, of FalkinerAg, consults to SFS and says the project, established in 2011, has helped growers overcome the challenge of working with a cropping system inherited from north of the Great Dividing Range... "When we first started out on this project, we recognised the need for a legume or a break crop in our farming systems...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
The project, being undertaken by Southern Farming Systems (SFS), aims to help increase adoption of pasture and fodder-based practices, in order to solve problems threatening the long-term viability of cropping-dominant systems in the HRZ... Simon Falkiner, of FalkinerAg, consults to SFS and says the project, established in 2011, has helped growers overcome the challenge of working with a cropping system inherited from north of the Great Dividing Range... "When we first started out on this project, we recognised the need for a legume or a break crop in our farming systems...
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Practice change sets up the future.. While Damen is reluctant to talk averages in the face of variable seasons, he says 1.3 tonnes/ha is the 10-year average yield for both wheat and barley... Looking ahead, Damen believes growers like himself must adapt to the drying, warming climate that has made it so challenging to farm in WA's north-eastern wheatbelt...
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Practice change sets up the future.. While Damen is reluctant to talk averages in the face of variable seasons, he says 1.3 tonnes/ha is the 10-year average yield for both wheat and barley... Looking ahead, Damen believes growers like himself must adapt to the drying, warming climate that has made it so challenging to farm in WA's north-eastern wheatbelt...
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