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Catalogue: NVT Online Papers
Rusts The cold winter, dry spring and widespread use of fungicides when needed kept foliar pathogens at generally low levels during 2012... With a change of seasonal conditions in 2013 the risk of, and damage from, stripe rust could be much greater so growers are urged to remain vigilant with in-furrow treatments or early fungicide sprays to control this disease... Should growers decide to apply early protection for stripe rust they can choose cheaper seed treatments containing flutriafol or triadimenol or longer acting treatments based on fluquinconazole or fertiliser- applied fungicides...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Dr Karl Kruszelnicki at the WA Agribusiness Crop Updates... The 'Paleo diet' claims that humans had fully evolved before the advent of agriculture foods such as dairy, grains, legumes or processed oils are detrimental... Humans have actually done a lot of evolving in the past 12,000 years, plus we can't eat what our Palaeolithic ancestors ate because a lot of it isn't around any more," Dr Karl said...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Research into risk management in mixed farm businesses has highlighted the benefits of focusing on the 'range' of values for key profit drivers when planning or budgeting, not just 'averages'... The importance of considering what happens at the 'extremes' was discussed with Western Australian consultants and farmers attending recent Grain & Graze 2 events, including 'Optimising Farm Business Risk' workshops in the grainbelt... Planfarm consultant and 'risk and uncertainty' project leader Danielle England said the traditional use of averages and 'static values' for profit drivers - including yield, price and cost - tended to over-estimate profits and hide the range, or volatility, in those profits. "..
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Business structures, personal and business resilience, profit and risk in low rainfall environments and grain marketing will be discussed at an upcoming Farm Business Update for growers in the Forbes region... A shortage of rainfall has been an issue in the latter part of this season, and agronomist Sarah Jacobson will discuss how growers can manage profit and risk in low rainfall environments... Consultant Dennis Hoiberg from Lessons Learnt Consulting considers personal and commercial resilience a vital part of every farming business and he will speak at the event on how growers can develop resilience...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
GRDC scholarships nurture future talent.. Josh enrolled in the Certificate IV in Agriculture at Tocal College this year and is keen to develop skills and knowledge required to develop a career in agriculture on mixed-enterprise properties... Tocal student Kate March during her work placement at Colin and Kerry Dorman's property 'Bolaro', Dunedoo, NSW. "The GRDC Award is a great opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge to work in cropping operations," she says...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
The business of farming will be the focus of a Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) forum in Clare next month... GRDC Southern Regional Panel member Richard Konzag, of Mallala, says the Clare event will offer topical and practical advice on the key farm business issues facing grain producers from throughout the Mid North, Yorke Peninsula and Adelaide Plains regions... "The Farm Business Updates are an initiative of the GRDC Southern Regional Panel and since their inception they have played a successful role in enabling growers to improve their knowledge and understanding of the business issues associated with farming enterprises," Mr Konzag said...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
On-farm grain storage decision making has just got easier, thanks to a new Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) resource, Economics of on-farm grain storage... As part of the GRDC grain storage extension project, consultant Chris Warrick is also available to run workshops on the economics of on-farm storage to help growers determine if storage is the best investment for their business... CAPTION : Economics of on-farm grain storage provides guidance on the cost-benefit analysis of effective storage options...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Australia's grains industry is entering an era of unprecedented opportunities, according to the new chair of the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Southern Regional Panel... Keith Pengilley says the opportunities - born of increasing demand for grain for human consumption and stock feed - will be particularly attractive for southern region grain growers due to their regional proximity to expanding markets and their ability to adapt to climate variability... Mr Perrett said the Panel chair vacancy generated an exceptional field of candidates, underlining the value and importance placed on the role and the contribution of the Panel to the grains industry's growth and development through the GRDC...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Drainage takes water management to new level.. Stott Redman has replaced raised beds with intensive drainage to overcome waterlogging on his Hopetoun property... Stott bought the former sheep property 10 years ago and had tried raised beds as a way to manage waterlogging...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Former Australian Football League coach, elite athlete, businessman and current media commentator, Stan Alves, will be the keynote speaker at a farm business forum for grain growers in the Yarrawonga-Mulwala region... GRDC Southern Regional Panel deputy chair, Dr Chris Blanchard, says the Update will feature quality speakers who will provide their thoughts and insights on where growers can advance their farm businesses... "Decision making is fundamental to the overall success of a business, so the Farm Business Updates are a great chance for growers to discuss, contrast, compare and learn about the latest business innovations in the industry to ensure future success," Dr Blanchard said...
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