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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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Pioneering Western Australian research into techniques to control weed seeds in grain paddocks at harvest time has received international recognition... Dr Walsh said the research, funded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), proved that a high level of weed seeds is retained at wheat crop harvest time, providing further evidence of the effectiveness of harvest weed seed control (HWSC) in preventing weeds from replenishing the seed bank... "The research demonstrated that the four dominant annual weeds of Australian cropping systems - annual ryegrass, wild radish, brome grass and wild oats - retain 77 to 95 per cent of their seeds above a harvest cut height of 15cm at wheat crop maturity," he said...
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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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Grains industry training support for indigenous Australians Indigenous Australians keen to pursue a career in the grains industry are being offered a new form of support to help them realise their aspirations... GRDC Executive Manager Practices, Steve Thomas, said the GRDC had established the awards to foster the development of grains industry skills and opportunities within the indigenous population. ".. It is hoped that by providing these financial support mechanisms we can encourage more people of indigenous background, or of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, to consider and seek a role in the grains sector," Mr Thomas said. "..
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Postgraduate research into a quality issue affecting peanuts on the Atherton Tableland in Queensland has won GRDC-supported researcher Kylie Wenham the University of Queensland's (UQ) Bryan Medal... Kylie Wenham receiving her award from Ag Institute Australia Queensland Division president David Lloyd... Region National < Keep browsing 0 Responses to Award for peanut researcher..
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Contributions to agriculture's development and three generations of its scientists' professional development have helped a Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) researcher win the 2009 GRDC Western Region Seed of Light award... Mr Young said many growers would know Dr Bowden as the straight-talking soil commentator standing in a pit wearing his trademark blue crocheted hat at grower group field days... The GRDC's manager of validation and integration Stuart Kearns says that of the $110 million invested by the GRDC annually, $35 million is invested in farming practices research...
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Grains industry training support for indigenous Australians Indigenous Australians keen to pursue a career in the grains industry are being offered a new form of support to help them realise their aspirations... GRDC Executive Manager Practices, Steve Thomas, said the GRDC had established the awards to foster the development of grains industry skills and opportunities within the indigenous population. ".. It is hoped that by providing these financial support mechanisms we can encourage more people of indigenous background, or of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, to consider and seek a role in the grains sector," Mr Thomas said. "..
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Roxanne is currently completing her second year at the Denmark college, and Kondinin Group general manager Stephanie Shepherdson said Roxanne was worthy of the award, which was sponsored by GRDC... "My passion for animal production systems has led to my considerations of studying animal science at Murdoch University in 2015 I also find Curtin's Agribusiness course appealing as I enjoy the profit both plant and animal science can have within Australia's agriculture economy," Roxanne said... "Winning the award does not stand merely as a sense of personal achievement and accomplishment, but it is a source of great encouragement and improved wellbeing for the entire agricultural community," Roxanne said...
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Keith Hams, Ray Harrington (holding the GRDC Recognising and Rewarding Excellence Award) and Peter Roberts.. Darkan farmer Ray Harrington was today recognised for his long-running, outstanding contribution to the grains industry, as the inaugural recipient of the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Recognising and Rewarding Excellence Award... "Ray came up with the idea for the HSD when he sold his sheep and devoted his Darkan property to cropping in 1996, and realised he needed to come up with a way of controlling weeds at harvest time to avoid developing problems with weeds and herbicide resistance," he said...
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