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Catalogue: Ground Cover
(in the late 1990s) our cost advantage in setting up the technology was about 100 times lower than any alternative technology "I thought one of the critical elements was to have breeding technologies that were based on genome profiling, but I also thought it was absolutely essential to have a whole-genome profiling technology rather than just application of markers. ".. Dr Kilian said the company was able to implement genome-profiling-based crop improvements by using technology to resolve the slow, manual processes of data production, capture and storage that had previously typified this work in the grains industry. ".. The type of information that our technology generates and the information that is required to be captured pointed to the importance of creating capacity to deal with this volume of data," he said...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Social media is just one branch of the diverse range of information communication technology (ICT) tools available... In the presentation I will explore some of the examples of the use of social media and ICT that I was exposed to during a GRDC Industry Development Award (IDA) and some of my on-going exploration of these tools... While I am to find a simple free system that does what I want, I have found many other apps that could be of use for gathering and sharing information...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
From not havIng enough informatIon about the weather, farmers are In danger of havIng too much, wrItes Peter Hayman.. As John Naisbitt wrote about information in his book Megatrends : "We have for the first time an economy based on a key resource that is not only renewable, but self-generating... The Yield Prophet project, run from Birchip in Victoria, allows farmers to use the internet to access the sophisticated cropping systems model APSIM...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Many rural Australians are still constrained by poor internet connection 'Digital citizenship' may not be a familiar concept for everyone, but Professor Mike Keppell from the Australian Digital Futures Institute (ADFI) says that the ability to negotiate the digital world is now an essential skill... Professor Keppell says 'literacy' no longer means being able to read and write, but rather it is the ability to understand information in whatever format it is presented... Professor Keppell says the online environment provides extraordinary opportunities for learning ( Figure 1 ), although one of the biggest changes in recent years is the ability to access information as and when it is needed...
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Catalogue: GRDC 2014 Research Summaries
The Australian grains industry needs accurate information on the costs of these stresses at a national scale to guide management decisions and remediation to minimise productivity losses... Also a number of methodologies have been used in the past to estimate costs of these stresses using various assumptions with varying levels of success... A desktop study of current information available nationally on the extent, impact and methodologies to determine costs of soil-induced stresses to the Australian grains industry will be collated and reviewed by 30 December 2013...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
The fundamental objective for this report is to promote and encourage injured farmers to rely on all forms of technology necessary to remain productive in their farming community... I will be addressing the use of various aids such as working dogs, animal handling equipment, vehicle modifications, assistive technologies and drafting systems to assist injured farmers in the management of a beef cattle business... Through implementing such technologies I can continue providing Australians and global marketplaces a clean, green and safe form of protein...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
We are moving from an information focused world to a networked world... The key skills will be the ability to harness the value in cooperating networks rather than being an "expert", plus the ability to be comfortable with, and gain advantage from uncertainty... The ability to create trusted links between people, to facilitate the ongoing exchange of value, and to make a contribution to the network that is not transactional in nature will be critical skills for the adviser of the future...
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