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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The GRDC has an extensive grower network throughout the regions - including many growers directly affected by the fires - and we all empathise with your circumstances and the challenges of recovery... The devastation caused by these fires, emotionally and financially, highlights how tough life on the land can be; but it also highlights the resilience of growers and how rewarding it is to be a part of a strong community... And while the majority of projects showcased in each edition of Ground Cover appropriately relate to research with the quickest pathway to delivering productivity gains for growers, international collaboration is becoming the new norm in long-range efforts to keep growers on the land and increasingly competitive...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The GRDC has an extensive grower network throughout the regions - including many growers directly affected by the fires - and we all empathise with your circumstances and the challenges of recovery... The devastation caused by these fires, emotionally and financially, highlights how tough life on the land can be; but it also highlights the resilience of growers and how rewarding it is to be a part of a strong community... And while the majority of projects showcased in each edition of Ground Cover appropriately relate to research with the quickest pathway to delivering productivity gains for growers, international collaboration is becoming the new norm in long-range efforts to keep growers on the land and increasingly competitive...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
While Richard's house, sheds and most crops were spared by a change in wind direction, 700 hectares of his farm were burnt including 230ha of wheat, beans and straw, augers, a tubulator and silo bags... When we spoke to Richard in the aftermath of the fire - while he was coordinating hay donations for livestock producers - he described the situation: "The size and ferocity of this fire was like nothing I'd ever seen... From a farming perspective, homes, sheds and machinery are burnt; fences are gone; livestock were killed or had to be euthanased; many growers have lost unharvested crops as well as the straw they would have baled."..
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
While Richard's house, sheds and most crops were spared by a change in wind direction, 700 hectares of his farm were burnt including 230ha of wheat, beans and straw, augers, a tubulator and silo bags... When we spoke to Richard in the aftermath of the fire - while he was coordinating hay donations for livestock producers - he described the situation: "The size and ferocity of this fire was like nothing I'd ever seen... From a farming perspective, homes, sheds and machinery are burnt; fences are gone; livestock were killed or had to be euthanased; many growers have lost unharvested crops as well as the straw they would have baled."..
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Scaddan, WA, grower Kym Curnow (left) died in the fire that destroyed thousnads of hectares of ready-to-harvest crops in the Esperance region in November... Precision Agronomics Australia consultant Quenten Knight (right), who worked with Mr Curnow for 14 years, has paid tribute to Mr Curnow's contribution to the grains industry... GRDC Western Panel chair Peter Roberts said the grains industry had lost a champion of R&D; a man who was a master of taking R&D and adapting it to address issues on his own farm and the wider Esperance sector...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Scaddan, WA, grower Kym Curnow (left) died in the fire that destroyed thousnads of hectares of ready-to-harvest crops in the Esperance region in November... Precision Agronomics Australia consultant Quenten Knight (right), who worked with Mr Curnow for 14 years, has paid tribute to Mr Curnow's contribution to the grains industry... GRDC Western Panel chair Peter Roberts said the grains industry had lost a champion of R&D; a man who was a master of taking R&D and adapting it to address issues on his own farm and the wider Esperance sector...
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