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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Image of people at a conference (From left) GRDC manager of delivery programs Tom McCue with Andrew MacLeod and Helen Thompson from Federation University Australia, part of a GRDC-funded project to develop an online research repository for grain growers... Speaking at the Digital Rural Futures Conference hosted by the University of Southern Queensland in Toowoomba in June, Mr McCue said the aim is to adapt these technologies in a way that leads to practical and affordable tools that increase productivity and profit. ".. Samuel Coggins , from Canberra, is studying for a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture at the University of Sydney...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Image of people at a conference (From left) GRDC manager of delivery programs Tom McCue with Andrew MacLeod and Helen Thompson from Federation University Australia, part of a GRDC-funded project to develop an online research repository for grain growers... Speaking at the Digital Rural Futures Conference hosted by the University of Southern Queensland in Toowoomba in June, Mr McCue said the aim is to adapt these technologies in a way that leads to practical and affordable tools that increase productivity and profit. ".. Samuel Coggins , from Canberra, is studying for a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture at the University of Sydney...
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On 4 May leading researchers gathered in Adelaide to discuss the human health benefits of pulses and recent developments in pulse food innovation... Keynote speaker Professor Lynne Cobiac, from CSIRO, spoke about the potential of pulses in addressing the triple challenge of the global food supply: ensuring food security, producing food within a changing environment and producing healthy food to mitigate the chronic disease burden while still addressing malnutrition... The potential role of pulses in cancer prevention was discussed by Dr Siem Siah from the Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre (AEGIC)...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
The 2012 series of six northern region GRDC Grower and Adviser Updates will begin in late February and feature a diverse line-up of speakers who will address the key challenges producers and their advisers will face in the year ahead... Hot topics at this year's Updates include the carbon tax and carbon sequestration; plant nutrition needs and disease risks for 2012; the latest research into nematodes; and food security and future direction in global trade and the implications for the Australian grains industry... Updates will be held in NSW at Dubbo on March 1; Coolah on February 27, Coonamble on February 28 and Nyngan on February 29...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
UN supports grains for food security.. Both quinoa and pulses also contain a wide range of essential nutrients important for health including fibre, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, such as antioxidants... The health benefits have seen quinoa and pulses recommended as nutritious foods by Australia's peak health and research body, the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), as part of the draft 2011 Australian Dietary Guidelines ...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
But I believe my mind was sufficiently open to face the reality of what I was to investigate and the principle that we could adapt if there is the need to change Distance usually prevents Australian producers involved in the Livestock export trade a full appreciation of all fundamentals steering the future direction of their industry and individual businesses... There is also a demand for the direct purchase of live animals particularly in the Muslim festivals... The factors strongly indicate there will always be a demand for the supply of live animals to the many nations without the capacity to produce livestock themselves...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
Recent changes to wheat breeding in Australia has seen the release of a number of new varieties in Western Australia... Information will be packaged to provide a detailed picture of individual varieties and will be presented in a timely way using grower groups, web based systems and publications to ensure maximum coverage and early adoption of new information... The project has allowed DAFWA to evaluate new wheat varieties over a range of conditions in order to assess their suitability as replacements for existing wheat varieties...
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" Date: 05.05.2014 2016 declared UN International Year of Pulses.. Mr Edgecombe says PA will coordinate a national committee to work with government, growers, non-government organisations, retailers, food manufacturers, health and science organisations, and United Nations bodies to make the IYOP a success in Australia, and to contribute to raising the profile of pulse crops and foods globally... With rates of diabetes and obesity on the rise around the world, Mr Edgecombe says IYOP presents an opportunity to recognise pulses' exceptional potential to add taste and nutrition to modern diets...
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