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Oats underpin mixed-farm management.. A farming family from Condobolin in central New South Wales is endeavoring to turn every drop of rain into grain, with opportunity oat crops providing management flexibility.. James (left) and Graham McDonald and their family grow Yarran oats on their properties near Condobolin, New South Wales...
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Stop moisture and nitrogen loss: manage summer weeds.. Trials highlight the value of controlling weeds to prevent losses of nitrogen and soil moisture in summer fallows... "The trials highlighted the importance of controlling summer weeds to conserve nitrogen as well as moisture," Mr McMaster says...
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The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) will host three Farm Business Updates for southern New South Wales growers and their advisers during the remainder of this year... The Farm Business Updates will provide a unique forum for farmers and advisers to learn from and network with leading industry professionals... Region South < Keep browsing 0 Responses to Farm Business Updates for NSW..
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The Technical Resource Manual for Farm Fire Recovery was developed by the SA Research and Development Institute in response to the Lower Eyre Peninsula 'Black Tuesday' fire in January 2005... Information is provided on the key management issues that growers will need to address to return paddocks to full production... NSW Minister for Primary Industries, Land and Water Niall Blair said this year's finalists were all great examples of women making outstanding contributions to their regional communities: "I congratulate Fiona Mead, Aimee Snowden and Hannah Wandel, who were selected from an exceptional field of nominees and are all leaders and role models for regional NSW."..
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New tests to measure soil health are being developed to help with planning and managing cropping programs... As chair of the GRDC research sub-program for varieties, member of the pulses and oilseed subcommittee and as a board member for the Molecular Plant Breeding Cooperative Research Centre, Jeff was keen to ensure plant breeders had the resources and support to develop new varieties that met future agronomic and market demands... GRDC board member David Shannon, who farms at Kapunda, SA, says Jeff was a likeable, intelligent and quietly spoken man who had a clear understanding of grains industry issues: "He was a true gentleman and was prepared to speak out on behalf of others when necessary," David says...
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Life-sized fibreglass cows are being delivered to schools across Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales to promote the role of farming in the community... Students will use the cows as a blank canvas to create an artwork for entry into the 'Archibull Prize' on the theme 'Grains and Sustainability'... "Art4Agriculture draws positive attention to, and generates community pride in, the grains industry, highlights the career paths it has to offer and provides a chance for young people to develop their confidence and capabilities," Ms Allan says...
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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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By Alec Nicol The researchers behind two new albus lupin varieties - Luxor and Rosetta - say Australia has the potential to be the world's sole supplier of "100 per cent guaranteed sweet albus lupins" - a potentially lucrative position, but one that requires the industry to make a "clean start"... Dr Luckett says the simplest way of giving the industry a fresh start would be to sow only the newly released varieties Luxor and Rosetta next year... Mr Goucher says every generation of Luxor and Rosetta has been tested and all seed increase areas have been at least two kilometres from any other albus lupin crop: "We expect to have between 500 and 800 tonnes of Luxor seed and between 300 and 500 tonnes of Rosetta available for sowing in 2008...
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CSIRO's Dr Richard Richards and Professor Graham Farquhar, from the Australian National University (ANU), have been awarded the UK-based Rank Prize for their development of methods that identify crops with superior water use efficiency (WUE)... The award relates to their discovery in the 1980s when they were able to correlate WUE in wheat crops to the ratio of carbon isotopes in the leaf... Today Dr Richards is a leading researcher at CSIRO Plant Industries, working on the continuing development of dual-purpose wheats for high-rainfall zones...
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Spraying to manage aphid infestations in the northern region does not guarantee increased yields.. Research is beginning to show that controlling aphids may not necessarily lead to higher yields or prevent the spread of viruses... While aphids can transmit damaging viruses to faba beans, trying to control virus transmission by spraying for aphids is likely to be of little use in preventing the spread of non-persistently transmitted viruses, such as bean yellow mosaic virus (BYMV)...
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