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Barriers to increased productivity for grain growers in the southern cropping region are set to be addressed through a suite of new projects to be funded through the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)... Through its 2014-15 External Investment Plan, the GRDC is seeking research partners to undertake a range of programs aimed at providing growers with the technologies and practices they require to remain competitive in global grain markets... Caption: GRDC Southern Regional Panel chair Keith Pengilley says the 2014-15 External Investment Plan addresses issues that are hampering growers in their efforts to boost productivity, cut input costs and lift margins...
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Each year the GRDC invests millions of dollars in research, development, skills and capacity building projects, and a new overview of these investments summarises projects active in 2013/2014... The summaries outlining projects designed to help drive the production capacity and profitability of Australian growers can be found at www.grdc.com.au/ProjectSummaries ... "Contained within six volumes and comprising a total of more than 700 pages, the summaries have been written by research partners and cover six key themes - meeting market requirements, improving crop yield, protecting your crop, advancing profitable farming systems, improving your farm resource base and building skills and capacity."..
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" Date: 03.09.2015 2015 GRDC restructure, research investments and contacts.. The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) recently commenced a comprehensive program to better equip the corporation to meet the changing needs of those we serve, Australian grain growers and the wider community... The GRDC has decided to establish a number of regional headquarters, each led by a Senior Executive charged with developing and implementing a regional strategy that coordinates investments in short (1-3 years) and medium (3-8 years) timeframes...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
" Date: 03.09.2015 2015 GRDC restructure, research investments and contacts.. The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) recently commenced a comprehensive program to better equip the corporation to meet the changing needs of those we serve, Australian grain growers and the wider community... The GRDC has decided to establish a number of regional headquarters, each led by a Senior Executive charged with developing and implementing a regional strategy that coordinates investments in short (1-3 years) and medium (3-8 years) timeframes...
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Grower feedback will refine GRDC investments.. Separate tours were conducted by the panel in WA's Northern Agricultural Region (NAR), Great Southern cropping districts and Esperance region, allowing the GRDC to meet with a large number of growers and industry representatives including advisers... Mr Roberts said some of the agronomic topics raised by growers during the tour included ongoing issues with herbicide resistance in weeds; a desire for crops better able to withstand frost; nematodes and root diseases such as crown rot and rhizoctonia; a need for more viable break crop options; locally adapted soils research; non-wetting soils/tillage; and heat stress...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Grower feedback will refine GRDC investments.. Separate tours were conducted by the panel in WA's Northern Agricultural Region (NAR), Great Southern cropping districts and Esperance region, allowing the GRDC to meet with a large number of growers and industry representatives including advisers... Mr Roberts said some of the agronomic topics raised by growers during the tour included ongoing issues with herbicide resistance in weeds; a desire for crops better able to withstand frost; nematodes and root diseases such as crown rot and rhizoctonia; a need for more viable break crop options; locally adapted soils research; non-wetting soils/tillage; and heat stress...
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Management of invertebrate pests in retained stubble farming systems was among the issues identified by the RCSNs for the 2013-14 investment cycle and subsequently addressed by GRDC investments... Panel chair Keith Pengilley says the report outlines issues identified by the RCSNs for the 2013-14 investment cycle and the actions taken by the GRDC in response to each priority issue... Among the issues identified by the RCSNs for the 2013-14 investment cycle and which were subsequently addressed by GRDC investments were: subsoil constraints in the high rainfall zone; management of invertebrate pests in retained stubble farming systems; improving production on sandy soils in the low rainfall zone; more break crop options; and increased inclusion of legumes in farming systems...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
Investment in technology-enhanced machinery has provided significant productivity gains for grain growers over the last 10 years... Determining the appropriate level of machinery investment for an individual farm business can be a challenge... Each business has a different cost structure and a different set of resources available individual situations need to be analysed carefully before making investment decisions...
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Management of invertebrate pests in retained stubble farming systems was among the issues identified by the RCSNs for the 2013-14 investment cycle and subsequently addressed by GRDC investments... Panel chair Keith Pengilley says the report outlines issues identified by the RCSNs for the 2013-14 investment cycle and the actions taken by the GRDC in response to each priority issue... Among the issues identified by the RCSNs for the 2013-14 investment cycle and which were subsequently addressed by GRDC investments were: subsoil constraints in the high rainfall zone; management of invertebrate pests in retained stubble farming systems; improving production on sandy soils in the low rainfall zone; more break crop options; and increased inclusion of legumes in farming systems...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
The decision of which silo to buy can be daunting, mainly because it's a 20+ year investment and not a purchase that is easily returned or traded-in if it proves unsuitable... Choose carefully: While all silos are made to store grain and 'do the job', some will enable superior grain quality management than others... The main options are to have an WHS compliant ladder, use a safety harness or build a platform that spans along the top of a line of silos...
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