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Catalogue: GRDC Publications
A GUIDE TO COMMUNICATION for Farm Families - the essential ingredient to sustaining families and farms is a free publication... If including gripe sessions (which can be valuable), set a time limit (say, 60 seconds); ensure the person states the issue (not attacks the person); give no right of reply; and, if the gripe is brought up three times at separate meetings, consider it a conflict and deal with it ... In the short term, family gatherings to occur at the parents' home...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
When considering how to attract the next generation to your business it is important to firstly understand the attributes of each generation, their motivators and be able to accommodate their needs and interests in a way which will be very different to when you returned home to the family farm business... If you can offer a work environment which takes these factors into consideration we guarantee you will not have a problem attracting the next generation back to your business... 5. Learning is very important to this next generation and they appreciate and believe in the need to keep learning to progress the business...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
Farm business management covers a very wide range of issues... The checklist will help you get an appreciation of your current level of understanding of farm business management and identify areas you may want to focus on... Farm business management has three key areas of focus..
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Catalogue: GRDC YouTube channel
For more info go to http://www.nvtonline.com.au and http://www.grdc.com.au/UpdateProceedings WATCH MORE: GroundCover TV story on Early Sowing for Optimal Flowering: http://www.grdc.com.au/GCTV13-OptimalFlowering READ MORE: article: http://www.grdc.com.au/GC109-EarlySowingStrategies 7.49: GCTV Extension Files: Early Sowing Opportunities 7.529: Presenter: James Hunt CSIRO Plant Industry If you want to take advantage of early sowing 10.04: opportunities and plant a slow maturing wheat either a winter wheat or a slow maturing spring 14.469: wheat you really need to change your agronomy and make sure that you 20.41: set-up to do that... The best way of achieving that is through a double break and that is 36.23: a situation where you might have a pasture or a hay crop or a grain legume and then the 41.58: next year you have a canola so you have got two good years of control on grass weeds and 46.79: you have also suppressed root diseases like Take-All and you are really setup to be able 51.33: to grab an early sowing opportunity and go in and sow a slow maturing wheat without getting 56.479: a knockdown on any of the weeds... For 125.09: instance in southern NSW if you have got Wedgetail and Gregory, Wedgetail being a winter wheat, 130.74: Gregory a mid-fast spring wheat you can take advantage of a sowing opportunity over a three 136.75: month period by switching which variety you choose then you maximise the yield of both 142.2: by ensuring that as much of that crop is flowering during the optimal period...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Dr Blanchard, a researcher and teacher at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga and Director of the Functional Grains Centre based there, is deputy chair of the GRDC Southern Regional Panel, which identifies cropping constraints and opportunities and directs research priorities to benefit grain growers... "I have had a real passion for grains research for most of my life and for me this involvement with the GRDC panel was really an opportunity for me to have some input into the direction of research in Australia," Dr Blanchard said... With a PhD in molecular biology and an honours degree in applied science, Dr Blanchard typically looks at how grain quality affects end products for consumers, and his research ranges from identifying antioxidant properties in faba beans to the suitability of Australian-grown chickpeas for overseas markets...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
The new committees have been established as part of an effort by GRDC to better identify priority regional issues in each of those cropping zones and determine how best to tackle these issues," Mr Shannon said... It is expected that each committee will consist of up to 12 members, including two GRDC Southern Regional Panel members and at least eight individuals who are grain growers, advisers, agronomists, consultants and researchers. ".. The committee members' roles are not onerous - the commitment would involve about four days a year and members will be recompensed for their time spent on committee activities," Mr Shannon said...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
The new committees have been established as part of an effort by GRDC to better identify priority regional issues in each of those cropping zones and determine how best to tackle these issues," Mr Shannon said... It is expected that each committee will consist of up to 12 members, including two GRDC Southern Regional Panel members and at least eight individuals who are grain growers, advisers, agronomists, consultants and researchers. ".. The committee members' roles are not onerous - the commitment would involve about four days a year and members will be recompensed for their time spent on committee activities," Mr Shannon said...
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