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Dr Blanchard, who is also involved in GRDC's skills and capacity building investment theme at a national level, says the organisation is committed to supporting current and potential future grains industry experts through a large portfolio of awards, scholarships, sponsorships and activities... Dr Blanchard said the GRDC was trying to attract people to the grains industry at all touch points through its focus on nurturing and up-skilling prospective employees... The GRDC has current investments along the education pipeline; from school level to undergraduate and honours degrees, and attractive post graduate scholarships," Dr Blanchard said...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Adventures in agronomy: highlights and relevance of farming systems across South America, Canada, US & Europe Dr John Kirkegaard, CSIRO Dr John Kirkegaard has been a farming systems agronomist with CSIRO since 1990 and has been active in several areas of research in southern NSW including crop rotations, tillage and stubble management, subsoil constraints and water-use efficiency... Recently John was supported by a CSIRO Newton-Turner Award to travel to a range of International research centres in South America, USA, Canada and Europe to investigate some of the approaches to agricultural productivity research in those countries and to consider their relevance in the Australian context... Kirkegaard@csiro.au < Keep browsing 0 Responses to Adventures in agronomy: highlights and relevance of farming systems across South America, Canada, US and Europe..
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Grains industry training support for indigenous Australians Indigenous Australians keen to pursue a career in the grains industry are being offered a new form of support to help them realise their aspirations... GRDC Executive Manager Practices, Steve Thomas, said the GRDC had established the awards to foster the development of grains industry skills and opportunities within the indigenous population. ".. It is hoped that by providing these financial support mechanisms we can encourage more people of indigenous background, or of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, to consider and seek a role in the grains sector," Mr Thomas said. "..
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Although ascochyta blight has been present in Central Queensland for the past six years, Mr Cumming said the incidence and severity had remained low due to dry winters and the concerted management efforts by growers and advisors... "The most significant risk to the introduction and spread of ascochyta blight to a farm is through the introduction of infect chickpea crop residues and maintaining strict farm hygiene remains the primary line of defence," Mr Cumming said... The revised management strategy has been developed by Pulse Australia in conjunction with key industry stake holders, including the USQ/Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) pulse pathology team...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
At the 2015 Agribusiness Crop Updates launch of the GRDC's Wheat GrowNotes for WA, (from left) GRDC senior manager products and services Kyle Thoms, GRDC Western Panel member Chris Wilkins, Calingiri grower John Young and GRDC Western Panel chair Peter Roberts... GRDC Western Panel chair Peter Roberts says the Wheat GrowNotes provide the latest research and extension information to help lift crop production and profits... "The Wheat GrowNotes cover all issues relevant to wheat growing in the western region and incorporate calculators, checklists and hundreds of links to further research information and decision-support tools," Mr Roberts says...
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Hosted by ICAN, the webinar is targeted at grain growers and advisers throughout Australia and will be presented by Peter Newman, of the Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative... " the webinar will look at the ecology of wild radish and how to use this information to assist in managing it; its herbicide resistance status; and weed control tactics that have been successfully employed to manage this weed.".. To participate, use a laptop, tablet or personal computer to watch and listen to a 30 minute presentation, which will be followed by about 15 minutes for questions...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
The potential of fluid fertilisers for broadacre cropping in Australia.. The potential of fluid fertilisers for broadacre cropping in Australia < Keep browsing 0 Responses to The potential of fluid fertilisers for broadacre cropping in Australia.. Log in or register to leave a comment...
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Soil phosphorus can be taken up by wheat roots directly or through beneficial arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF)... Professor Andrew Smith and his team, which includes Professor Sally Smith, Dr Maria Manjarrez-Martinez and Dr Ann McNeill from the University of Adelaide, are using this technique to demonstrate how important the contribution of mycorrhizas is to phosphorus nutrition and whether break crops can be used to maximise AMF populations... The research team established a field experiment at the beginning of this crop season to follow up and quantify the amount of phosphorus transferred by AMF. Results can also be used to measure the contribution of phosphorus uptake by wheat with different fertiliser applications and to inform new breeding strategies...
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The broadcast featured a video discussion with key experts from the National Mouse Management Working Group and the regulator the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA), who responded to questions sent from growers and industry members viewing from their computers around Australia... The innovative technology allows GRDC to get even closer to growers and respond quickly to their questions and issues, in this case the changing situation in mouse numbers and control," she said... Questions from growers viewing the broadcast included what to look for in their crops, and whether emergency permits for regional bait mixing would be extended...
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A survey of farmer paddocks across the Western Australian grainbelt has confirmed a big increase in the level of herbicide resistance in wild radish to commonly used Group B selective herbicides... Details of current levels of herbicide resistance in wild radish will be outlined at this month's Agribusiness Crop Updates, which are supported by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and the Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA)... Ms Owen said that while glyphosate, atrazine and pyrasulfatole/bromoxynil (Velocity ) were still effective in most cases, growers should not rely on herbicides alone to manage wild radish and other weeds, and should also consider the use of non-chemical methods for weed control...
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