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Catalogue: GRDC Media
" Date: 25.09.2014 $10.8m grains research 'shot in the arm' for NSW growers.. The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) has entered into an historic joint initiative with the NSW Department of Primary Industries to create 18 new research officer positions in key cropping locations... Pictured looking over trial plots at Trangie Agricultural Research Centre in NSW are GRDC Southern Regional Panel members Geoff McLeod (left), of Finley, NSW; Panel chair Keith Pengilley of Conara, Tasmania; NSW DPI officer Greg Brooke (centre); GRDC Program Manager for Plant Health Technologies, Jeevan Khurana; and Panel member Mark Stanley of Port Lincoln, SA...
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Penny Heuston: Warren, NSW agronomist Penny Heuston has rejoined the GRDC northern panel after a two-year absence... "The role of the GRDC's Regional Panels is critical in linking GRDC to growers, researchers, scientists, agribusiness and grower groups," Mr Perrett said. ".. The new panellists include: Penny Heuston, Warren , NSW agronomist who previously served on the panel from 2008-10; Kelly Becker, agronomist, Theodore , Queensland; Jules Dixon, research manager, Avalon , NSW; and Jack Williamson, grower and agronomist, Moree , NSW...
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Penny Heuston: Warren, NSW agronomist Penny Heuston has rejoined the GRDC northern panel after a two-year absence... "The role of the GRDC's Regional Panels is critical in linking GRDC to growers, researchers, scientists, agribusiness and grower groups," Mr Perrett said. ".. The new panellists include: Penny Heuston, Warren , NSW agronomist who previously served on the panel from 2008-10; Kelly Becker, agronomist, Theodore , Queensland; Jules Dixon, research manager, Avalon , NSW; and Jack Williamson, grower and agronomist, Moree , NSW...
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Northern NSW grain grower and GRDC chair Richard Clark outlined the current expenditure by growers and the federal government on grains RD&E and some of the exciting outcomes of research on the horizon aimed at boosting grower profitability... Northern New South Wales grain grower and GRDC chair Richard Clark met with grain growers from southern NSW at the FarmLink Research Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in March... Also launched at the AGM was the FarmLink 2014 Research Report, a 100-page booklet containing reports on the organisation's collaborative research, development and extension efforts during the past 12 months...
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GRDC and NSW DPI fire up the BBQ for growers at AgQuip.. Grain growers making the pilgrimage to this year's Commonwealth Bank AgQuip field days at Gunnedah, NSW can get an early start on Wednesday and beat the crowds... Growers are invited to join members of the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) northern panel and NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) for a complimentary barbeque breakfast and coffee at site I/24 on Wednesday August 20 at 7:30am...
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The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) advisory panel system remains a great strength of the organisation and survey results show that growers agree, according to James Clark, GRDC northern panel chair... The 2012 GRDC Organisational Performance Research - Grower Survey Report carried out by Down to Earth Research shows a significant increase in unprompted awareness of GRDC in the northern region (up 12 points to 75pc) and particularly in Queensland (up seven points to 74pc)... "The panel takes great pride in the fact that it is delivering benefits to growers and changing investment priorities and achieving adoption of new practices takes time but over the last five years industry perception of GRDC has changed significantly."..
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A crop production system involving brown manure legumes can be as profitable as continuous cropping and, even if slightly less profitable, has much lower production and financial risk due to lower input and operating costs... Farm data from properties that have adopted brown manure peas have shown 25 to 30 per cent yield increases for both canola and wheat crops grown in the two years following brown manure field pea crops... The annual trading results measured by earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) and three key financial ratios are shown in Table 2 ...
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For 30 years northern growers and agronomists have relied on Group A herbicides to control wild oats in winter crops; the days are numbered for chemical control as herbicide resistance becomes more widespread across the region.. Many agronomists concerned about the Group A resistance status of wild oats will mix haloxyfop with a 'dim' herbicide [most commonly clethodim]," Mr Cook says. ".. Factor (butroxydim) was not effective as a knockdown for wild oats in chickpeas by itself or when combined with Verdict (haloxyfop); 500 millilitres/ha of Status (clethodim) or mixtures of Verdict (haloxyfop) plus Status proved the most effective combination for knockdown control of wild oats; and..
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Crop tour takes in central west NSW.. The newly-formed panel for 2013-15 visited five farms and the Trangie Research Station to hear from growers, advisers and researchers, and discuss research priorities and needs... Caption : GRDC northern panellists Kelly Becker, Theodore , Queensland and Jack Williamson, Moree , NSW (pictured right) compare crop notes with Glenn Shepherd, IMAG, Dubbo and grower James Hassall on his Gilgandra district property, "Kiewa"...
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Funded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) on behalf of growers and the Australian Government, the research project involves a survey of farmers and advisers to identify the major insect pests of grain crops and to better understand the tools and strategies used to manage these pests... NSW Industry & Investment research entomologist Dr Joanne Holloway said the results of the survey would help researchers and the broader industry to understand what Australian growers do to manage insect pests in their grain crops, and their attitudes towards pest management... Growers and advisers seeking more information about the survey can email helen.spafford@uwa.edu.au or laura.fagan@uwa.edu.au...
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