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A young scientist who has been highly influential in driving improvements in the productivity and sustainability of mixed farming systems throughout Australia has been officially recognised for his efforts and achievements in communicating the outcomes of research... The Seed of Light award was presented to Dr Hunt at the GRDC Grains Research Update in Adelaide this week... In 2009, Dr Hunt moved to CSIRO Agriculture in Canberra where his primary role was co-ordinator of the GRDC's five-year $17.5 million National Water Use Efficiency Initiative, providing scientific advice to 16 regional agronomic research teams investigating new agronomic innovations to improve productivity and water use efficiency of mixed farming systems in Australia...
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A young scientist who has been highly influential in driving improvements in the productivity and sustainability of mixed farming systems throughout Australia has been officially recognised for his efforts and achievements in communicating the outcomes of research... The Seed of Light award was presented to Dr Hunt at the GRDC Grains Research Update in Adelaide this week... In 2009, Dr Hunt moved to CSIRO Agriculture in Canberra where his primary role was co-ordinator of the GRDC's five-year $17.5 million National Water Use Efficiency Initiative, providing scientific advice to 16 regional agronomic research teams investigating new agronomic innovations to improve productivity and water use efficiency of mixed farming systems in Australia...
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Photo of a man receiving an award.. Dr Steve Marcroft (left) receives the 2013 Southern Seed of Light Award from GRDC Southern Panel chair Peter Schwarz... Jeremy Lemon, from the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA), received the Western Seed of Light Award for his achievements in communicating farming systems research, covering crops, pastures, nutrition, pests, livestock and climate...
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Canola disease pioneer recognised with GRDC award.. Dr Marcroft, who is based at Horsham in Victoria where he owns and operates Marcroft Grains Pathology, is highly respected and regarded around the nation and the globe for his leading role in findings into the occurrence and management of the damaging blackleg disease... GRDC Southern Regional Panel deputy chair Peter Schwarz, who presented the award to Dr Marcroft at the National Canola Pathology Workshop in Melbourne (Victoria), said Dr Marcroft continued to perform a vital function in providing growers and advisers with important information relating to blackleg disease in canola...
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The award, first introduced by the Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI) in 2011, recognises people who have excelled in mentoring women who work in scientific fields associated with Triticum and its nearest relatives... Prior to joining GRDC, Dr Ogbonnaya spent four and half years at The International Centre for Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) at Aleppo in Syria, initially as Principal Research Scientist for wheat germplasm enhancement and subsequently as head of the Biotechnology Unit... "GRDC and the broader grains industry in Australia and around the world are fortunate to have people like Francis so committed to fostering education and knowledge in people from all walks of life so they can contribute to the vital cause of feeding the world," Mr Harvey said...
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Author : Sarah Jeffrey : GRDC Northern Region panel chair James Clark presents the 2014 GRDC Seed of Light award to respected Queensland entomologist Hugh Brier.. Initiated in 1999, the GRDC's Seed of Light Award is presented annually to an individual who has made a significant contribution to communicating the importance and relevance of research outcomes to the wider grains industry... He has produced numerous publications to assist growers and agronomists in correctly identifying and managing the multitude of possible insect pests in pulses including a summer pulses chapter in the 2007 Pests of Field Crops and Pasture book (PT Bailey ed), the IPM workshop manuals and agronomist accreditation manuals and more recently the Good Bug Bad Bug book...
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Barley Australia has announced malting accreditation for the La Trobe and Flinders barley varieties from the InterGrain-Syngenta collaboration... In his new role, Mr States will facilitate the regional adaptation of the GRDC's research, development and extension to help speed the delivery of research outcomes to growers... His research is characterised by the use of new methods to examine fertiliser behaviour and effectiveness such as isotope tracing and dilution methods to determine the fate of added fertiliser and to benchmark improvement in crop nutrition...
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Barley Australia has announced malting accreditation for the La Trobe and Flinders barley varieties from the InterGrain-Syngenta collaboration... In his new role, Mr States will facilitate the regional adaptation of the GRDC's research, development and extension to help speed the delivery of research outcomes to growers... His research is characterised by the use of new methods to examine fertiliser behaviour and effectiveness such as isotope tracing and dilution methods to determine the fate of added fertiliser and to benchmark improvement in crop nutrition...
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Western Australian barley breeder Reg Lance has retired after almost 40 years in the Australian grains industry... He worked with the Department of Agriculture and Food, WA (DAFWA) for more than 20 years, where his legacy to the industry includes the popular malting variety BaudinA, released in 2002 to replace Gairdner for medium to high-rainfall areas... Originally from Canada, Dr Baldock has led nine GRDC-funded projects since the 1990s, and has contributed to more sustainable cropping and mixed-farming systems across the southern grains region, especially in the Mallee...
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Western Australian barley breeder Reg Lance has retired after almost 40 years in the Australian grains industry... He worked with the Department of Agriculture and Food, WA (DAFWA) for more than 20 years, where his legacy to the industry includes the popular malting variety BaudinA, released in 2002 to replace Gairdner for medium to high-rainfall areas... Originally from Canada, Dr Baldock has led nine GRDC-funded projects since the 1990s, and has contributed to more sustainable cropping and mixed-farming systems across the southern grains region, especially in the Mallee...
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