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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
Schooner is preferred by shochu manufacturers for its pearling quality... No new malting lines exceeded Schooner for pearling quality when grown in South Australia... There is significant interest from a range of food processing companies in utilising the health benefits of hulless waxy barley by incorporation into new and existing food products...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
Following my research, I believe that commodity production may well be the best way for Australia to exploit its comparative advantage of relatively cheap land and good environmental standards... The study expanded the definition of value adding to include relationships with customers, diversifying and investing off-farm... Australian farmers also need to look to expand their businesses to include value adding in some form, be that better alignment with end point processors, further involvement up the supply chain through investment or partnerships, investing off-farm or diversifying geographically to spread risk...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Pulse growers give a business heart.. Helen Ward contemplates the future 'I am proud that after 160 years we are still here' - By Melissa Branagh-McConachy It is no coincidence that the history of iconic food company Ward McKenzie Pty Ltd chronicles that of the Australian grains industry - a tale of diversification, rationalisation and innovation... In addition to product quality, the company's longevity has a lot to do with its flat management structure; the directors are hands-on workers in the business, which also positions them to be able to make decisions quickly, Helen says...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
The aim of the report is to educate the reader as to the importance of TE"s, how to apply them, and to then generate discussion around the use of them more widely within agriculture ix and the food industry... Evan Ryan RYANAGPTYLTD 0428 298 031 03 5744 3662 ev_ryan@hotmail.com To assess the importance of trace elements in broadacre farming and to study methods to manage their application and benefits Currently few Australian broadacre farmers are using trace elements to increase their productivity and profitability Travel across North America and Europe interviewing farmers, researchers and advisors who use and recommend trace elements Trace elements are important both to plant growth and to human health... Trace element use can improve productivity and profitability for farmers and improve health outcomes for consumers...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Sweet sorghum trials show promise.. Sweet sorghum has been attracting global interest of late because of its potential as a multi-product crop; there has until now been limited research under Australian growing conditions or using Australian processing facilities... The project's lead researcher, Associate Professor Ian O'Hara, says that sweet sorghum has a wide potential cropping area, including tropical and subtropical Queensland, the Northern Territory and northern Western Australia, and in temperate regions of New South Wales, Victoria and WA...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Greens considering policy change the Agricultural Biotechnology Council of Australia logo.. The Agricultural Biotechnology Council of Australia (ABCA) is a joint initiative of AusBiotech, CropLife Australia, the GRDC and the National Farmers' Federation... Through the creation and sharing of research and knowledge, ABCA's work aims to place biotechnology and gene technology into context as another invaluable innovation for Australian agriculture, ensuring that science guides public policy for the future of farming...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Greens considering policy change the Agricultural Biotechnology Council of Australia logo.. The Agricultural Biotechnology Council of Australia (ABCA) is a joint initiative of AusBiotech, CropLife Australia, the GRDC and the National Farmers' Federation... Through the creation and sharing of research and knowledge, ABCA's work aims to place biotechnology and gene technology into context as another invaluable innovation for Australian agriculture, ensuring that science guides public policy for the future of farming...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
Go Grains Health & Nutrition (Go Grains) is the leading Australian authority on grain foods nutrition... Developing relationships with journalists in order to position Go Grains as the leading source of media information about grains, legumes and health.. The media partnership program was designed to capitalise on existing relationships with journalists and publications, and leverage new associations developed via the Nutrition Column and Grassroots Recipe programs...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
High-level speakers at two recent, separate industry events discussed the increasing competition in bulk commodity markets and the rationale for advanced countries, such as Australia, to use their capacity for innovation to raise the product bar... GRDC manager for yield and quality traits Dr Jorge Mayer said that while innovation that improved the quality and supply reliability of malting barley would strengthen Australia's position with current customer countries, novel processes such as enzyme brewing - which uses non-malting barley, including feed-grade barley - have the potential to expand the market, in particular Australia's share of the booming Chinese beer market... "I'd like to see Australian farmers in the position to economically and practically double production of pulses that are suited to their conditions and meet market quality requirements, and that are bred with disease and pest resistance to increase yield and reduce input costs," he said...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Lupins enter the new foods race.. Lupins are also a suitable gluten-free substitute for wheat, but Mr Fienberg says LFA will not be making 'gluten free' the focus: "We want to say lupins have other benefits and it is gluten free," he says... "We want to grow to reach our maximum milling capacity of 150,000 tonnes a year and we have commissioned an automated, multifunctional mill that can manufacture food products such as lupin flour, flakes, hull, kibble and splits 24 hours a day," Mr Fienberg says...
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