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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
3.4 MECHANISATION - PLANT ESTABLISHMENT DIRECT SEEDING VERSUS TRANSPLANTING Transplanting is the most common method used in Australia for plant establishment... The time will come where it will be illegal to use and in any case their use should be affecting the farmers" environmental conscience... When is comes to looking into alternative methods for weed and disease control there is a need for progressive farmers to realise changes will confront the industry with regards to limitations on chemical use...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
As farmers we focus on issues including risk, costs and profit margins for our production systems because efficiency and productivity will be the basis for success in supplying commodities... I examined why farmers choose to operate individually and reasons why collaborative approaches have not been successful... Most individual farmers don't possess the grain marketing skills to consistently maximise the value of their production and have limited ability to leverage the best "deal" when small tonnages are offered...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
One of the first things I realised from my study is that many factors cannot be measured in just one season, but take a number of years to realise the economic difference... Green manure crops have a huge benefit and we can use them without losing a full year of production, perhaps a crop of oats and rye sown in early autumn could be desiccated or cultivated and a summer crop could be sown in spring... Agribusiness companies: Like I mentioned above, the government has little to do with infrastructure, particularly in Agriculture...
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We need to show our customers just how professional we are at our job through programs such as I have mentioned as well as being seen as positive... The Education Solution The term is so broad that it is easy to generalize I suggest that if as farmers we don't use education for our own benefit our industry will fall behind... I am not providing the "magic bullet" for farmers as that is almost impossible to get a "one size fits all" system...
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The aim of my studies was to determine: which investment companies and countries are active in agricultural investment why Australia is an attractive country for investment barriers and restrictions on rural investment outside of Australia the influence of Government support on foreign and corporate investment evaluate the various investment models used globally investigate opportunities for Australian family farming businesses to form relationships with these corporate investors... There are future models emerging that will assist farmers manage production risk via co-investment... The companies that employ this model provide strong competition to local farmers when accessing land in the areas they target...
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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... One of the aims of my studies was to find cost efficiencies that progress our no-till system further than before... (CelsiusPro, 2011) Both products have a minimum 20 days before they commence and payouts are not made on a claims basis, but instead paid automatically at the expiry of the certificate calculated on the weather data provided by the official weather station...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
And I would suggest that at least in the area of driving farming production forward their government would be miles front of our own... GPS technology is widely used throughout Argentina, close to 100% in areas... We had a very lengthy discussion about mining nutrition using our liquid fertiliser philosophy, until I suggested that with their 120 kg/ha of DAP and 100 units of N to grow 20 t/ha, they were probably mining more than we were...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Integrating Natural Resource Management with Sustainable Agriculture.. The formation of Natural Resource Management Boards has enabled new approaches to addressing the challenges facing the sustainability of agriculture on the Eyre Peninsula... Sustaining farming systems on the Eyre Peninsula is one of the program areas identified in the EP NRM business plan, Investing in our Resources...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
A new brand of from-the-heart farm promotion filtered through to the Australian grains industry when US growers and internet sensation the Peterson brothers recently toured Queensland and Victoria... "We've found ways to make an income from the music videos, through public appearances and merchandise, and that has added to our bottom line because we can invest that money back into our farming operation," Greg says... Greg says the opportunity to perform in different countries, including Australia, Germany and Canada, has also helped improve their knowledge of innovative farming practices...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
A new brand of from-the-heart farm promotion filtered through to the Australian grains industry when US growers and internet sensation the Peterson brothers recently toured Queensland and Victoria... "We've found ways to make an income from the music videos, through public appearances and merchandise, and that has added to our bottom line because we can invest that money back into our farming operation," Greg says... Greg says the opportunity to perform in different countries, including Australia, Germany and Canada, has also helped improve their knowledge of innovative farming practices...
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