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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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"Our goal was to develop a consistent benchmarking system and, as a result, growers now have the tools and ability to collect data for long-term benchmarking... "Stubble retention is important, but we believed if growers really want to improve their WUE then they should control the weeds that steal water and nitrogen that would otherwise be stored at depth in the soil, out of reach of evaporation," Dr Hunt says... Rather than requiring significant investment or practice change, it showed how growers can achieve significant results by identifying profit drivers and prioritising operations - such as focusing on timely summer weed control...
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Moonie grower Neville Bollard describes problems with herbicide resistance on his property in southern Queensland at a GRDC Grains Research Update... Growers, agronomists and researchers flocked in large numbers to the recent GRDC Research Updates in Coonabarabran, NSW, and Goondiwindi and Talwood, Queensland, to hear the latest developments in grains research from the northern region and the announcement of new projects... "The open sessions are particularly useful, and allow agronomists and growers to have one-on-one time with the researchers and really understand the questions they want answered," she says...
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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... The pair organised visits to farms including the Mason family's "Spicers Run", Spicers Creek; Paspaley Group's "Kurrajong Park" with manager Andrew McFadyen; James and Penny Hassall at "Kiewa", Gilgandra; the Kilby's property, "Inglewood"; and the Freeth family's "Quandong", Gilgandra... 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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The GRDC has expanded its farming systems RD&E activities and initiatives in northern NSW and southern Queensland, and is finalising its arrangements in central Queensland... Northern Grower Alliance (NGA) chief executive officer Richard Daniel says the model being used by the alliance is focused on industry research and additional on-farm studies to validate commercial and scientific objectives... The new GRDC project includes a position for a research agronomist based in northern NSW. Mr Daniel says this agronomy position will assist the new GRDC-funded project's aim to speed up grains research for adoption by growers...
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The GRDC has expanded its farming systems RD&E activities and initiatives in northern NSW and southern Queensland, and is finalising its arrangements in central Queensland... Northern Grower Alliance (NGA) chief executive officer Richard Daniel says the model being used by the alliance is focused on industry research and additional on-farm studies to validate commercial and scientific objectives... The new GRDC project includes a position for a research agronomist based in northern NSW. Mr Daniel says this agronomy position will assist the new GRDC-funded project's aim to speed up grains research for adoption by growers...
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Considerable progress is being made to develop genetic 'tools' that plant breeders need to select heat-tolerant genotypes for future crops able to withstand heat stress... Grain samples from the field experiments are also being used to identify varieties that maintain better grain quality under heat stress in work led by Helen Taylor and Denise Pleming (NSW DPI, Wagga Wagga) and Dr Mike Sissons (NSW DPI, Tamworth)... An essential next step will be to quantify the yield benefits associated with the markers under normal rain-fed conditions and under various naturally occurring heat scenarios in different Australian wheat-growing regions...
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Moving the main battle against fleabane to earlier in the season when plants are seedlings, rather than late spring and summer, is the key to improving control... New South Wales Department of Primary Industries senior weeds research scientist Dr Hanwen Wu says there are seven species of fleabane, but the three most common in southern Australia are flaxleaf, tall and Canadian fleabane... Fleabane has spread rapidly because: it can flower and set seed over an extended period of time; each plant can contain up to 110,000 seeds; seeds are easily dispersed by wind, surface water run-off and through water movement in irrigation channels and other waterways; there is no dormancy required for the seed to germinate...
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Research delivers advanced new mungbean.. Col Douglas, lead researcher in the National Mungbean Improvement Program, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Queensland (DAFFQ), says Jade-AU has been tested for the past five years at 40 sites from Capella, north of Emerald in Queensland, down to the Liverpool Plains area of New South Wales... James Clark, GRDC Northern Panel chair, who attended the launch, says: "Summer grains, including mungbeans, have cemented their place in northern rotations as valuable break crops for managing pests, diseases and herbicide resistance."..
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New regional panels appointed.. John views the panel as an opportunity for growers and professionals to shape the future of their industry, not only in developing best management practices but also in developing varieties and new products... Penny focuses on the Warren, Nyngan, Tottenham and Gilgandra areas and has also spent considerable time working with growers at Bourke, Coonamble, Hillston and Condobolin...
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