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International grain traders are watching markets to see what impact there will be from the world's third-largest exporter, Ukraine, announcing an eight-million-tonne drop in production after freezing temperatures destroyed large swathes of its winter crops... Then more than a third of the country's planted crop was hit by the big freeze in February that also hit much of Europe... Mr Eudall also noted that in anticipation of crops taking a weather hit, Ukraine had positioned itself to supply feedgrain markets, opening the door to Russia becoming a major supplier of quality grain to the Middle East and Asia...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
International grain traders are watching markets to see what impact there will be from the world's third-largest exporter, Ukraine, announcing an eight-million-tonne drop in production after freezing temperatures destroyed large swathes of its winter crops... Then more than a third of the country's planted crop was hit by the big freeze in February that also hit much of Europe... Mr Eudall also noted that in anticipation of crops taking a weather hit, Ukraine had positioned itself to supply feedgrain markets, opening the door to Russia becoming a major supplier of quality grain to the Middle East and Asia...
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The ISAAA indicates that about 60 per cent of the world's population, approximately four billion people, live in the 29 countries where GM crops are planted, and a total of 16.7 million farmers grew GM crops in 2011... While 29 countries planted commercialised GM crops in 2010, an additional 31 countries have granted regulatory approvals for GM crops for import, food and feed use, or for release into the environment since 1996... GM crops are also accepted for import, food, feed use and for release into the environment in 60 countries, including major food-importing countries such as Japan...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
Other impacts and conflicts of interest may have a long term effect on the success of implementing genomics and I will address these issues the dairy industry and policy makers will need to consider if it is to be successful... The Australian dairy industry has seen vast genetic improvements over the last 70 years with the introduction of Artificial Insemination (AI), herd testing, semen processing, sire proofing, introduction of breeding values for traits and now the evolution of genomic technology... It is imperative that any data collected from herd recording figures, workability data or confirmation evaluation, needs to follow a clear and definite path to the final users in order for service providers to evaluate in an appropriate and prompt manner delivering accurate and valuable information to the farming industry to allow farmers to make more informed decisions to drive their business into the future...
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Almost half of today's global wheat-growing area is planted with varieties derived from research within the international agricultural research system - primarily CIMMYT, with support also from the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)... An analysis of the pedigrees of 4604 wheat varieties released worldwide from 1994 to 2014 showed 63 per cent featured genetic contributions from the breeding research of CIMMYT and ICARDA... In South Asia - home to more than 300 million people categorised as undernourished and whose inhabitants consume more than 100 million tonnes of wheat a year - 92 per cent of wheat varieties carry CIMMYT or ICARDA ancestry...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Growers of pulse crops selling to export markets should be wary of being caught out by exceeding pesticide MRLs (Maximum Residue Limits) set in the countries buying their produce, according to Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry senior entomologist Mr Hugh Brier... Mr Brier said MRL restrictions could vary significantly from country to country... Audio download: Click to listen to Mr Hugh Brier, Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry senior entomologist...
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Any agricultural science program has a broader impact when it involves women as major players," he says... Two of the female students Dr Ogbonnaya mentored at ICARDA went on to win the Jeanie Borlaug Laube Women in Triticum Award, which recognises the importance of supporting women in agricultural science - particularly in wheat research... "The attraction of ICARDA was that it was an international centre, and it offered a way to do research that would contribute to both developed and developing countries facing these kinds of problems," Dr Ogbonnaya says...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
The benefits offered to agriculture with the renewable energy in Australia... The unit is estimated to produce around 210,000 KWh of electricity per year and with no anticipated environmental effects as this type of generator is claimed to be "fish friendly" allowing for migration of fish both up and down the Archimedes screw action... " The easiest way to show this is by the following simple graph that demonstrates that this increase in wind speed creates an exponential increase in energy...
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A 'proof of absence' of grain pests is increasingly being required for Australian grain exports, but it is a challenge that delivers a marketing advantage... Gathering proof of absence is a complex challenge because the many different types of grain grown across the country are often delivered, stored and transported thousands of kilometres before finally being shipped overseas... Once grain leaves the farm, inspection of grain for quality and the absence of pests and diseases is routinely undertaken by the bulk-handling companies in their storage facilities and prior to export...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
A guide for broad acre farmers to understand the markets in order to match production to consumption.. As a farmer with a marketing background it is my desire to understand the potential for these countries to produce enough food to feed themselves, and discover where opportunities may arise for Australian broad acre farmers to supply sectors of the market that they cannot successfully do themselves... The report is a long term view into understanding the markets, what drives them and where our opportunities, as farmers, will be into the future...
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