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Business management skills and knowledge are critical to running a successful farm business... GRDC Farm Business Updates for Growers and Advisers (Adelaide 2013).. Proceedings booklet from the GRDC Farm Business Update held in Adelaide on 13 November 2013 < Keep browsing 0 Responses to GRDC Farm Business Update for Growers and Advisers (Adelaide 2013)..
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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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Dates and locations have been announced for the 2015 Western Australian Regional Crop Updates, which can help equip grain growers with the latest research results applicable to their area... Supported by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA), 12 updates will be held throughout the WA grainbelt in March... GRDC western regional panel chairman Peter Roberts encouraged growers to attend the events to access relevant and timely information to help them boost farm productivity and profitability...
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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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While the recent cold weather has impacted aphid numbers and activity, the pressure earlier in the season means that there is a level of primary infection in some crops which could escalate rapidly if aphid numbers build significantly in spring... According to NSW Department of Primary Industries plant pathologist Joop van Leur, testing to identify the virus species present in faba bean is still in progress early indications are that the main virus present is Bean yellow mosaic virus (BYMV) with smaller incidences of Bean leafroll virus (BLRV) and other luteoviruses... Consultants and growers are being urged to monitor aphid populations closely in the lead up to spring and implement control strategies early to avoid severe virus infection later in the season...
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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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Delaying top-up nitrogen (N) applications until canola crops are flowering is unlikely to incur big yield or oil production penalties in lower-rainfall parts of the Western Australian grainbelt... Mr Seymour says at the majority of sites across the two years, delaying N application until eight or 12 weeks after sowing (near to flowering) or splitting applications produced similar yield results to earlier times of N application... Mr Seymour says splitting applications to 25kg N/ha at sowing and 25kg N/ha eight or 12 weeks later had a better effect on oil and yield than applying a single dose of 50kg N/ha near flowering...
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NVT adopts grower approach to disease management.. Mr Bedggood says if the NVT are not treated for disease it misrepresents the potential of some varieties, especially if a commercial variety has become susceptible since its release and is currently widely grown... "To ensure uniformity of treatments, the NVT program likes to sow all seed bare [untreated], as supplied by the plant breeder, so we use a fertiliser at sowing which has been amended with fungicide," Mr Bedggood says...
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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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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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