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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Women from all sectors of agriculture in South Australia attended the Towards Sustainability Workshop hosted by the Yacka Moorundie Landcare Group at Clare in June... In June, 16 rural women stepped out of the office and away from the farm for a Towards Sustainability Workshop hosted by the Yacka Moorundie Landcare Group at Clare, in the mid-north of South Australia... Image of a group of women at a workshop (From left) Mary-Anne Schwarz from Waterloo, workshop presenter Catherine Marriott, Louise McIntosh from Keith, presenter Julia Telford, and Ruth Sommerville, from Spalding, at the Towards Sustainability Workshop in Clare, South Australia, in June...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Women from all sectors of agriculture in South Australia attended the Towards Sustainability Workshop hosted by the Yacka Moorundie Landcare Group at Clare in June... In June, 16 rural women stepped out of the office and away from the farm for a Towards Sustainability Workshop hosted by the Yacka Moorundie Landcare Group at Clare, in the mid-north of South Australia... Image of a group of women at a workshop (From left) Mary-Anne Schwarz from Waterloo, workshop presenter Catherine Marriott, Louise McIntosh from Keith, presenter Julia Telford, and Ruth Sommerville, from Spalding, at the Towards Sustainability Workshop in Clare, South Australia, in June...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Dubbo (NSW) farmers Greg and Angela O'Brien will offer their perspectives on succession of the family farm when they speak at the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Farm Business Update on October 15... Another keynote speaker will be Neville Brady from Bunch Consulting, Swan Hill (Victoria), who will look at the four key areas for improving the farm business... The Farm Business Update in Adelaide will also provide a unique opportunity for growers and advisers to network with leading industry professionals...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Dubbo (NSW) farmers Greg and Angela O'Brien will offer their perspectives on succession of the family farm when they speak at the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Farm Business Update on October 15... Another keynote speaker will be Neville Brady from Bunch Consulting, Swan Hill (Victoria), who will look at the four key areas for improving the farm business... The Farm Business Update in Adelaide will also provide a unique opportunity for growers and advisers to network with leading industry professionals...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
We need to analyse farming practices, livestock and arable, in an effort to minimise our carbon footprint and arrest our declining terms of trade... To date, most work on carbon is more "big picture" but to really make an impact we must adopt systems that minimise emissions and maximise sequestrations AT THE FARM LEVEL... Australian agriculture has been proactive in adopting technology in many areas including water use efficiency, compaction management, conservation tillage and livestock management with a looming carbon tax impacting ALL segments of business the pressure to increase efficiency is huge...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
ImPLemenTInG A COnTrOLLed TrAffIC fArmInG SySTem.. Controlled traffic farming (CTf) is a farming system built on permanent wheel tracks where the crop zone and traffic lanes are permanently separated... Costs of conversion to CTf depend on how well your current machinery fits, the length of a transition plan and the capacity to use partial CTf to accommodate existing machinery configurations...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
WA growers consulted during GRDC panel tours.. Key decision makers from the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) hit the road in recent weeks to discuss a range of research, development and extension (RD&E) issues with Western Australian growers... Mr Clark said the tours were an opportunity to demonstrate how the GRDC was investing not only in new technologies relating to key issues such as herbicide resistance, frost, soil constraints, and crop rotations, but also in pre-emptive research defending farming systems from potential threats such as rust in cereals and blackleg in canola...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) has appointed two new members to its western regional panel... In announcing the appointments, GRDC chairman Richard Clark said Darrin Lee, of Mingenew, and Gemma Walker, of Esperance, would strengthen the panel... Ms Walker has extensive experience in broadacre cropping and livestock systems gained through managing the tri-state Mallee Sustainable Farming and her hands-on involvement in her family farm near Munglinup in WA's Esperance region...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Philip Whalan of Hart Bros Seeds (second from left) gave 18 University of New England students a tour of the company's facilities near Junee, NSW. Among the tour participants were students (from left) Angela Graham and Tim Broadhead and lecturer Felicity Harrop... For University of New England (UNE) students studying sustainable grains production via distance education, residential schools are an opportunity to meet lecturers and learn firsthand from scientists about the latest crop research... UNE lecturer Felicity Harrop hosted a residential school in September at Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, to give 18 students in the GRDC-supported Sustainable Grains Production course the chance to meet their peers and learn from leading grain producers...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
Products may be identified by proprietary or trade names to help readers identify particular types of products but this is not, and is not intended to be, an endorsement or recommendation of any product or manufacturer referred to... Our farming system had changed rapidly from one of mixed crop and livestock to intensive irrigated crop and I wanted to examine the importance of integrating livestock/pasture into a cropping system to ensure the long term productivity of our land... Although of limited success I believe these are important steps in educating the general public about how their food, fibre and increasingly energy are produced...
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