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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Today, Mic is making inroads of his own, drawing on his engineering background to invent solutions to on-farm challenges... PHOTO: Evan Collis p>"Farming today is different than it was 20 years ago, and some of the biggest and best decisions I have made have been as a direct result of talking to other farmers, especially from other parts of the country and world.".. Motivated by a US grower who spoke at a Western Australian No-Till Farming Association conference six years ago, Mic's rotation is now two years of canola, two years of wheat, and three to four years of barley...
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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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Catalogue: GRDC Project Summaries
White grain disorder (WGD) was first recorded in Australia in 1999 in Queensland and since that time has been identified in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia... The symptoms associated with WGD in wheat in Australia are similar in some respects to those produced by Fusarium head blight (FHB)... It is also expected that grain marketers and importing countries could downgrade or not buy infected grain due to this similarity in the visual symptoms produce by FHB and WGD...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Maximum residue levels need to be top-of-mind for whole industry.. Andrew Weidemann addressing the 2016 annual Australian Grain Storage and Protection Conference in June... "Maintaining our valued reputation relies on diligence by the industry in its management practices," said Mr Weidemann, addressing a GRDC Research Update...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
With the recent lifting of the moratorium on GM canola in the south eastern states, we anticipate a number of growers will participate in our commercial pilot of Roundup Ready canola in 2008... Standards for managing the technology Monsanto Australia will manage the technology in line with the requirements of government agencies (including the Office of the Gene Technology Regulator and the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority) and industry bodies... Monsanto Standards (Agreements) Agreements between Monsanto Australia and key parties (including growers, canola seed companies and grain marketers) specify actions to manage the technology in a manner that is consistent with this stewardship strategy...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
The malt must meet the brewer's set of specifications in terms of its quality performance in the brewhouse; as with the maltster, the brewer is chasing yield and when the brewer buys 100 tonnes of malt he wants to make as many hectolitres of beer as possible... Many brewers operate in highly sophisticated, computerised production factories and require malt of consistent supply, reliable performance and quality, and malt that the brewer is comfortable using. Many breweries make beer in batch sizes of hundreds of hectolitres using significant amounts of raw ingredient, and it is vital to the business (as in any business) that the product is made successfully... Depending on the brew being made, the brewer will issue a list of specifications to the maltster detailing quality parameter requirements like fermentability, total nitrogen (aka protein in barley), diastatic power, Kolbach, wort viscosity, wort colour etc...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Tasmanian Agricultural Producers director and acting general manager Keith Pengilley (right) and chairman Ian MacKinnon at the silos site the business has purchased to provide the foundation for further expansion... Grain production is expected to be among the beneficiaries of a Tasmanian Government irrigation expansion - a $400 million public and private investment over the next five years... Keith Pengilley, a director and acting general manager of the grain handling and marketing company Tasmanian Agricultural Producers (TAP) says the irrigation development is providing some exciting opportunities for growers in Tasmania and for TAP...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
" Date: 30.06.2014 e-growers make the world a smaller place.. Brendan's advice to other users: identify yourself with your real name and photo, and avoid engaging with anonymous users; the 140-character limit can distort tone so consider how a tweet may be perceived; you cannot take back a Tweet once it has been posted, so comment on issues you understand; and set up alerts on your smartphone to monitor if you are mentioned in tweets... Mae's Twitter advice to growers is: remember which country a tweet originates from (for example, if a US grain trader tweets 'Wheat sales one million', that means one million bushels, not tonnes); understand abbreviations used to condense messages (for example, in futures contract codes, 'WZ' means 'wheat, December'); and use an app such as TweetDeck to organise your Twitter feed and monitor topics by hashtag, such as #USDA and #harvest2013...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
" Date: 30.06.2014 e-growers make the world a smaller place.. Brendan's advice to other users: identify yourself with your real name and photo, and avoid engaging with anonymous users; the 140-character limit can distort tone so consider how a tweet may be perceived; you cannot take back a Tweet once it has been posted, so comment on issues you understand; and set up alerts on your smartphone to monitor if you are mentioned in tweets... Mae's Twitter advice to growers is: remember which country a tweet originates from (for example, if a US grain trader tweets 'Wheat sales one million', that means one million bushels, not tonnes); understand abbreviations used to condense messages (for example, in futures contract codes, 'WZ' means 'wheat, December'); and use an app such as TweetDeck to organise your Twitter feed and monitor topics by hashtag, such as #USDA and #harvest2013...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
A new ISO standard for implementing an ISO 9001 quality management system (QMS) for crop production has been released to help growers improve overall performance, financial results and increase customer confidence... Highlighting the benefits of, and overcoming the difficulties associated with, adopting new machinery and technology will be the focus of the 2010 Western Australian No-Tillage Farming Association (WANTFA) conference - 'Machinery Matters: Beyond Knife Points'... WANTFA executive officer David Minkey says a lot of new machinery and technology has been made available to growers in the past 15 years, and inevitably there have been technical problems associated with this rapid adoption...
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