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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Forum to explore opportunities for Tasmanian farmers.. "Since their inception in 2011, the Farm Business Updates - an initiative of the GRDC Southern Regional Panel - have been extremely successful so GRDC is pleased to provide another opportunity for the State's growers and their advisers to hear from a range of compelling speakers to enhance their knowledge and understanding," Mr Pengilley said... Ian Ware of APA Sound will explore technology opportunities for farm businesses, the future for Tasmania's poppy industry will be discussed by Keith Rice from Poppy Growers Tasmania, and understanding the pros and cons of Tasmania's GM status and its impact on farmers will be the topic of a presentation by Thom Goodwin of Macquarie Franklin...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Positive industry outlook conveyed to GRDC Board.. The positive sentiment was expressed to the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Board when it travelled through Tasmania last week, meeting with growers and researchers at a number of locations throughout the State... The visit to Tasmania provided Board members with an enhanced appreciation of the challenges and opportunities facing local growers and the work being undertaken by farming systems groups and research institutes to boost productivity...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Economist Saul Eslake to headline farm business forum.. The Farm Business Update will be attended by Tasmanian farmers and their advisers and service providers looking to further their understanding and appreciation of the many facets of managing a farm business... ORM's Phil O'Callaghan will look at how outside advice can be turned into profit, Mike Krause of Applied Economic Solutions will dissect the factors that must be considered by growers and advisers to ensure farming businesses remain profitable, and business structures, cash flow management and tax effective debt reduction will be topics tackled by Brian Wibberley of Wibberley Chartered Accountants...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Cover story: Southern region - Yields encourage Tasmanian cereals coversoutha.. As hosts of Southern Farming Systems trials in Tasmania last year, the Bradley and Chilvers families' farming partnership witnessed some spectacular results... The yields, along with the results from the trials, which were funded by the GRDC's high-rainfall-zone wheat-breeding program, indicate that high-input crops have a promising future in Tasmania, where an increasing proportion of farmland is turning to cereals...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
Water-use efficiency (WUE) in high rainfall zone (HRZ) for agricultural production can be extremely variable, as a result of environmental and agronomic constraints to grain production that limit yield potential... The project will seek to quantify the WUE of current and emerging practices, use targeted field trials and APSIM modeling to explore ways to raise WUE by 10% through management changes and extend these practices to farmers and extension agents... For irrigation, two strategic applications of water improve WUE of barley compared with a single event and a better option is to invest in soil moisture monitoring equipment, which will permit deficit-based irrigation that has shown to improve grain yield and WUE across seasons in x years...
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