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GRDC spills the beans at AgQuip.. The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) invites growers for good coffee and grains conversation at its new centrally-located stand (K23C) at this year's AgQuip field days at Gunnedah, NSW. Sharon O'Keeffe, GRDC manager regional grower services - north will be on hand for the three-day event and will be joined by GRDC northern chair James Clark and panellists Will Martel, Keith Harris and Aaron Sanderson. ".. We welcome the opportunity to meet with growers to discuss local concerns and research needs in a relaxed atmosphere," Ms O'Keeffe said...
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The Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC), with support from the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), has released a report into the use of drugs and alcohol by workers in Australia's farming and fishing industries... The report, based on data gathered from grain, sugar, cotton and fishing industry sites in New South Wales and Victoria, was commissioned to raise awareness of the scope of drug and alcohol use by farming and fishing employees and the impact of that use on the workplace and also on rural communities and families... The study's lead researcher, Dr Julaine Allan from Charles Sturt University's Centre for Inland Health, said 43 per cent of those taking part in the study were identified as risky drinkers who consumed large amounts of alcohol frequently. "..
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The Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC), with support from the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), has released a report into the use of drugs and alcohol by workers in Australia's farming and fishing industries... The report, based on data gathered from grain, sugar, cotton and fishing industry sites in New South Wales and Victoria, was commissioned to raise awareness of the scope of drug and alcohol use by farming and fishing employees and the impact of that use on the workplace and also on rural communities and families... The study's lead researcher, Dr Julaine Allan from Charles Sturt University's Centre for Inland Health, said 43 per cent of those taking part in the study were identified as risky drinkers who consumed large amounts of alcohol frequently. "..
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GRDC Mouse Broadcast Warns of Mice Persisting till Autumn.. The broadcast featured a video discussion with key experts from the National Mouse Management Working Group and the regulator the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA), who responded to questions sent from growers and industry members viewing from their computers around Australia... The innovative technology allows GRDC to get even closer to growers and respond quickly to their questions and issues, in this case the changing situation in mouse numbers and control," she said...
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A survey of farmer paddocks across the Western Australian grainbelt has confirmed a big increase in the level of herbicide resistance in wild radish to commonly used Group B selective herbicides... Details of current levels of herbicide resistance in wild radish will be outlined at this month's Agribusiness Crop Updates, which are supported by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and the Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA)... Ms Owen said that while glyphosate, atrazine and pyrasulfatole/bromoxynil (Velocity ) were still effective in most cases, growers should not rely on herbicides alone to manage wild radish and other weeds, and should also consider the use of non-chemical methods for weed control...
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Western Australian growers are being encouraged to understand foliar fungal diseases of cereals and how to manage them... The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) has released a western region-specific version of the Cereal Fungicides Fact Sheet, aimed at assisting growers in managing cereal fungicide use... According to GRDC plant health technologies program manager Ken Young, fungicides are just one component of an effective management strategy and do not increase yield; they protect yield potential and cannot retrieve lost yield if applied after infection is established...
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The reliability of chickpea production entered a new era today with the release of a new variety that promises to deliver superior disease resistance and standability... The release of the new desi variety, PBA Seamer, was announced by New South Wales Minister for Primary Industries, Lands and Water, Niall Blair and Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) northern panel chair James Clark today at the AgQuip Field Days at Gunnedah... Mr Clark said PBA Seamer (CICA 0912) offered superior disease resistance to existing varieties PBA HatTrick and PBA Boundary, with the potential to deliver valuable yield benefits in high-pressure disease years...
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The Northern Grower Alliance (NGA) has a new face in northern New South Wales following the appointment of Denielle Kilby to the position of trials agronomist... Ms Kilby will be based in Moree and oversee NGA trials in the Moree, Mungindi and Goondiwindi districts, continuing the work previously undertaken by Rachel Norton who has moved into a new role as NGA communications manager... Ms Kilby hails from a mixed farming property near Collie and has a solid field agronomy background as a result of roles with Landmark at Walgett, Parkes and Forbes, making her an ideal addition to the NGA team according to NGA chief executive officer Richard Daniel...
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The Northern Grower Alliance (NGA) has a new face in northern New South Wales following the appointment of Denielle Kilby to the position of trials agronomist... Ms Kilby will be based in Moree and oversee NGA trials in the Moree, Mungindi and Goondiwindi districts, continuing the work previously undertaken by Rachel Norton who has moved into a new role as NGA communications manager... Ms Kilby hails from a mixed farming property near Collie and has a solid field agronomy background as a result of roles with Landmark at Walgett, Parkes and Forbes, making her an ideal addition to the NGA team according to NGA chief executive officer Richard Daniel...
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Cereal disease authorities, supported by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), say fungicides have an important role to play in disease control but they should be seen as just one component of an overall management strategy... "And while fungicides can be very effective in offering protection from diseases, they must be used judiciously and as part of a multi-faceted management strategy which should also include c ontrolling the green bridge for cereal rusts, attention to the potential risk of stubble-borne leaf disease when deciding on crop rotations, and avoiding susceptible varieties... The Fact Sheet provides information on identifying and understanding fungal diseases, cereal disease diagnosis, fungicide modes of action, foliar fungicide timing, tips for optimal fungicide efficacy, the economics of using fungicides, fungicide resistance, and stewardship...
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