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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Central Queensland grower David Trevilyan reflects on a lifetime of machinery innovation... David built the machine, powered by a D9 Cat engine with 385 horsepower and 2535 newton metres of torque, between 1971 and 1975 to pull a heavy land plane he had developed to help level melon holes or gilgai (natural depressions in the soil) that covered one-third of his cropping area... Looking to the future, David is focused on fine-tuning the machines he custom builds to withstand generations of farm ownership in grains operations across the country and, increasingly, around the globe...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
The aim of the study was to determine whether the introduction of starch into the diet of lambs as an integral part of the weaning process would provide benefits to the rumen function of the lamb in order to improve feed conversion efficiency... Phone: Fax: Email: Objectives +61 8 85958048 N/A james@chowilla.com.au The focus of this report is to identify opportunities to introduce starch into the diet of lambs at weaning to improve the feed conversion efficiency and improve the lifetime production of the subject animals... The study showed that starch can improve the rumen function of lambs allowing for better feed conversion efficiency and resulting in better performance of the lambs...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Michael Moodie, inaugural David Roget Mallee Sustainable Farming Excellence Award recipient... The late crop researcher Dr David Roget has been remembered with an award named in his honour and presented by Mallee Sustainable Farming (MSF) to agronomist Michael Moodie... "He was instrumental in developing and promoting the concept of farming systems research by bringing together multiple disciplines and grower input, particularly through the Mallee Sustainable Farming project, which he was involved in setting up in 1997," Mr Hastings said...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Michael Moodie, inaugural David Roget Mallee Sustainable Farming Excellence Award recipient... The late crop researcher Dr David Roget has been remembered with an award named in his honour and presented by Mallee Sustainable Farming (MSF) to agronomist Michael Moodie... "He was instrumental in developing and promoting the concept of farming systems research by bringing together multiple disciplines and grower input, particularly through the Mallee Sustainable Farming project, which he was involved in setting up in 1997," Mr Hastings said...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Known as the 'go-to' person for delivering scientific outcomes that could be applied by growers, David will be remembered for taking research out of the laboratory and into the paddock... David was instrumental in developing and promoting the concept of farming systems research by bringing together multiple disciplines and grower input, particularly through the Mallee Sustainable Farming Project... Backed by GRDC support, the Mallee Sustainable Farming (MSF) Project was formed in 1997, and David was a board member until he retired from the CSIRO. Today, MSF continues to promote and apply David's guidelines for optimising performance by matching inputs to crop requirements, soil capacity and seasonal opportunities...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
New forecasting models offer hope for future water planning.. CSIRO data from the nearby Hanwood Research Station in Griffith has shown an increase in the water deficit figure (the amount of water a plant needs to grow versus the amount of rainfall received) for the May to October cereals growing season of around 30 per cent over 50 years," David says... If you know you'll have a dry spring, you may change your cropping mix or if you're a livestock farmer, you may reduce stock levels earlier than you'd planned," David says...
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