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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Make a difference in local grains research.. Farmers and those involved in agribusiness in the western part of the Kwinana port zone have the opportunity to help plan grains research, development and extension activities to benefit the local region... The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Kwinana West Regional Cropping Solutions Network (RCSN) is seeking additional representatives to provide services complimentary to the National Grains Industry Research, Development and Extension Strategy...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Applications from more than 100 growers, researchers and agribusiness professionals gave the GRDC a hard task in forming its new advisory panels... The new panels comprise a mix of industry stakeholders, including growers, the broader grains agribusiness sector and researchers... She says her strengths are "communication, education and grain marketing" and she hopes to help shape the future of a very exciting industry: "I"d like to see an improvement in the uptake of new technology and see that R&D is spent in a way that allows graingrowers to extract value from further along the chain...
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New research in Western Australia's northern grainbelt aims to uncover more information about the lifecycle of sclerotinia, in a bid to finetune management of the damaging canola disease... Mr Quinlan said it was hoped that gaining a better understanding of the lifecycle of sclerotinia would lead to more accurate and precise timing of fungicides applied to control the disease... "Recent local trial work by the Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) and Bayer CropScience shows that fungicides can be used to economically control sclerotinia, but improved disease control through better fungicide timing may be achieved if we had a better understanding of the life-cycle of the disease," he said...
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Local trial and extension project opportunity for agribusiness.. Agribusiness organisations are being sought to conduct new localised trial and extension projects in the southern cropping region... The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is proposing to next year fund six new projects involving field trials and demonstrations based around specific tactical agronomic management issues such as soil health, crop nutrition, crop rotations and the identification and management of weeds, pests and diseases...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
"If anyone along the value chain has research ideas that they think will benefit Australian growers then we are willing to co-invest," he told the conference, attended by customers and marketers of Australian grain... Mr Clark said innovation and new technologies, including new varieties, had helped Australian growers to triple production since 1975, making the country a more reliable supplier to the world grain market... Mr Clark also brought the conference up to date on research into canola capable of producing omega-3 fatty acids, as a potential alternative to omega-3s from marine algae delivered via seafoods...
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Tenders sought for GRDC services panel.. Tenders are invited for an Regional Development and Communication Services Panel being established by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) to help quicken its response to issues restricting grower profitability... Once an Regional Development and Communication Services Panel is established, panel membership is closed unless the GRDC elects to again approach the open market to broaden the scope of an existing panel...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
Agribusiness and Grower Crop Updates were developed by the Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia (DAFWA) and the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) to deliver the latest cropping systems and grain production research and development (R&D) results to the West Australian grains industry... The Crop Updates program aimed to encourage a coordinated approach to the delivery of autumn update information to growers by hosting events in partnership with grower groups, agribusiness, GRDC, research partners and DAFWA... To ensure more awareness, key speakers were also filmed by Range..
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The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) has significantly enhanced its on-the-ground presence with the appointment of three regionally-based managers, including Sharon O'Keeffe at Boggabri, NSW... "GRDC has been reshaping the way it does business and this has meant increased funding for ground-truthing of research through regional GSG," Mr Clark said... "The purpose of GRDC's local group initiative is to provide essential on-ground linkages between growers, farming systems groups, agribusiness and researchers to better plan and design local activities of greatest benefit," Mr Clark said...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
" Improving the adoption of technology by neighbourhood grower groups UWA00082 Start Date: 01/07/2004.. Over 30 grower groups were linked in a larger umbrella network to increase information sharing between groups and to promote cross fertilisation and improvement of ideas... The project has provided support to the smaller neighbourhood groups by establishing a linking network (the 'Local Farmer Group Network' (LFGN)) and then using the network to provide information and value-adding opportunities to the groups...
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Offensive arms growers with tools to fight resistance.. WeedSmart provides a practical and innovative tool kit of resources for advisers and growers to keep weeds - and herbicide resistance - at bay... WeedSmart encourages growers to knock out 100 per cent of weeds at every opportunity, implementing chemical and non-chemical weed control measures throughout a season, reducing weed seed banks and preventing weeds from setting seed and spreading resistance...
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