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Agrilink Agricultural Consultants' Louise Flohr (left) and New South Wales Department of Primary Industries' Rohan Brill were recognised at the 17th Australian Agronomy Conference in Hobart in September by the Australian Society of Agronomy... Louise's drive to teach women about agronomic practices led her to gain funding from the GRDC to run a program called Grassroots Agronomy for Women in Farm Business in 2014... Following the success of the initial program, she gained funding from the SA Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources and continues to work with her original group, as well as a new group established in SA's mid-north...
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Agrilink Agricultural Consultants' Louise Flohr (left) and New South Wales Department of Primary Industries' Rohan Brill were recognised at the 17th Australian Agronomy Conference in Hobart in September by the Australian Society of Agronomy... Louise's drive to teach women about agronomic practices led her to gain funding from the GRDC to run a program called Grassroots Agronomy for Women in Farm Business in 2014... Following the success of the initial program, she gained funding from the SA Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources and continues to work with her original group, as well as a new group established in SA's mid-north...
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Two graingrowers have been awarded Australian Rural Leadership Foundation (ARLF) scholarships, sponsored by the GRDC. Victoria's Susan Findlay Tickner and Queensland's Chris Joseph will use their scholarships to improve their personal and professional leadership skills... Mrs Findlay Tickner, who works as a marketing and development manager for the Victorian Department of Primary Industries at Horsham, and is a partner in a 4000-hectare dryland cropping enterprise at Warracknabeal, says the ARLF award will also help extend her network. ".. Chris Joseph, a GRDC northern panel member who farms near Dalby, says he hopes the award will improve his ability to help people on the land. "..
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Having to deal with four introduced species of snail which thrive in the region's mild Mediterranean climate, Mr Hayes has been on a lengthy crusade to combat the pests which arrived on YP from European origins more than a century ago... His vast experience in dealing with snails and his commitment to overcoming their impact has led to Mr Hayes establishing an effective baiting regime based on the latest research-borne knowledge around the importance of bait timing and the use of equipment (including a locally-made crusher) which eliminates snails from the grain... GRDC Southern Regional Panel member Bill Long, of Ardrossan in SA, presented Mr Hayes with the award, stating that when he moved to YP about 20 years ago as an agricultural consultant, Mr Hayes was one of the first people he was told to contact regarding management of snails...
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Having to deal with four introduced species of snail which thrive in the region's mild Mediterranean climate, Mr Hayes has been on a lengthy crusade to combat the pests which arrived on YP from European origins more than a century ago... His vast experience in dealing with snails and his commitment to overcoming their impact has led to Mr Hayes establishing an effective baiting regime based on the latest research-borne knowledge around the importance of bait timing and the use of equipment (including a locally-made crusher) which eliminates snails from the grain... GRDC Southern Regional Panel member Bill Long, of Ardrossan in SA, presented Mr Hayes with the award, stating that when he moved to YP about 20 years ago as an agricultural consultant, Mr Hayes was one of the first people he was told to contact regarding management of snails...
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Summer grains award to Ian Carter.. Mr Carter received the award at the recent GRDC Update at Quirindi... Caption: Keith Harris, GRDC northern panellist presents Liverpool Plains grower Ian Carter with the 2013 Summer Grains Conference GRDC Farmer of the Year award at the GRDC Update at Quirindi recently...
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Ros Reen and Professor John Thompson from USQ's Centre for Crop Health are working on an international project to extract genes from wild relatives of chickpeas which have been collected in Turkey... The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) has taken delivery of two 'wild relatives' of chickpea from Turkey for its Centre for Crop Health (CCH) to search for ancient genes with resistance to root lesion nematodes ( Pratylenchus thornei and P. neglectus )... The wild relatives being investigated at USQ are ancestors of the chickpea ( Cicer arietinum ), which has been cultivated for more than 7000 years...
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Growers from across Australia are playing a guiding role in shaping the research direction of the GRDC's National Frost Initiative (NFI)... With years of experience managing frost in their own farming environments, the growers bring a comprehensive range of advice and support to the NFI, which is a multidisciplinary program to mitigate the effects of frost... GRDC general manager of genetic technologies Dr Juan Juttner says grower engagement is pivotal to ensuring the NFI's research focus remains relevant and aligned with grower needs...
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Growers from across Australia are playing a guiding role in shaping the research direction of the GRDC's National Frost Initiative (NFI)... With years of experience managing frost in their own farming environments, the growers bring a comprehensive range of advice and support to the NFI, which is a multidisciplinary program to mitigate the effects of frost... GRDC general manager of genetic technologies Dr Juan Juttner says grower engagement is pivotal to ensuring the NFI's research focus remains relevant and aligned with grower needs...
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GRDC invests in northern research talent.. The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is helping secure the future of young researchers in the northern industry with the presentation of a new career enhancement award... GRDC Northern Panel chair James Clark said the work of young researchers was crucial to the future productivity of the grains industry and the development of effective solutions to agronomic, crop nutrition and soil nutrition challenges in the longer term...
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