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Quad bikes drive up toll.. There is about one on-farm fatality each week in Australia - a blunt reminder of the ongoing need for caution in agriculture, according to the Australian Centre for Agricultural Health and Safety (ACAHS) at the University of Sydney... The latest statistics released by the ACAHS, based on an analysis of 2015 print media reports, show that 37 people - including four children - lost their lives in on-farm incidents between 1 January and 30 September 2015 and 74 were injured in non-fatal incidents...
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A new report outlines actions taken by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) in response to local priority issues identified by Western Australian grain growers... The GRDC's 2014-15 Regional Cropping Solutions Networks (RCSNs) Annual Report provides a summary of recent activities initiated by WA's five RCSNs, and an overview of the GRDC's investment planning process for grains research, development and extension (RD&E)... High priority issues identified in 2014-15 by WA RCSNs include profitable rotations; subsoil constraints; acidity; herbicide resistance; nematodes and soil-borne diseases; canola and the need for better agronomic packages for this crop; frost; non-wetting soils; management of seasonal and soil variability; and business management...
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A new report outlines actions taken by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) in response to local priority issues identified by Western Australian grain growers... The GRDC's 2014-15 Regional Cropping Solutions Networks (RCSNs) Annual Report provides a summary of recent activities initiated by WA's five RCSNs, and an overview of the GRDC's investment planning process for grains research, development and extension (RD&E)... High priority issues identified in 2014-15 by WA RCSNs include profitable rotations; subsoil constraints; acidity; herbicide resistance; nematodes and soil-borne diseases; canola and the need for better agronomic packages for this crop; frost; non-wetting soils; management of seasonal and soil variability; and business management...
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A research project in the Great Southern region has demonstrated that the decision tool Yield Prophet could help local growers maximise crop yields and minimise risks associated with management decisions... "Following a number of extremely variable seasons, many growers in the region have lacked the confidence to implement management practices to maximise yields, and have been taking an approach of 'less risk' for their in-season decision making," Mr Whisson said... Mr Whisson said the benefit of Yield Prophet to local growers over the course of the season was obvious, especially when it came to making nitrogen and fungicide decisions based on forecast yield, as well as providing side benefits such as yield estimates for insurance purposes...
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After the plants have grown for 18 weeks, the nematodes are extracted from the soil and roots, and counted under a microscope to determine which plant lines have reduced nematode multiplication... Root-lesion nematodes (RLN) are considered most likely endemic to the Fertile Crescent region in the Middle East where wheat originated some 8,000 years BCE. From there, RLN probably spread around the world with grain cultivation across North Africa, Europe, America, and finally Australia... "We realised the resistances that aren't available in commercial wheats, do exist in their ancient ancestors," says Professor John Thompson, Crop Nematologist at University of Southern Queensland' who supervises the GRDC-funded wheat pre-breeding program into genetic options for RLN control...
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After the plants have grown for 18 weeks, the nematodes are extracted from the soil and roots, and counted under a microscope to determine which plant lines have reduced nematode multiplication... Root-lesion nematodes (RLN) are considered most likely endemic to the Fertile Crescent region in the Middle East where wheat originated some 8,000 years BCE. From there, RLN probably spread around the world with grain cultivation across North Africa, Europe, America, and finally Australia... "We realised the resistances that aren't available in commercial wheats, do exist in their ancient ancestors," says Professor John Thompson, Crop Nematologist at University of Southern Queensland' who supervises the GRDC-funded wheat pre-breeding program into genetic options for RLN control...
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Guide can help maximise spray program returns.. Grain growers are keenly interested in adjuvants that can be added to spray solutions on-farm to help them get the most out of dollars spent on spraying programs... Compiled by agricultural consultant Andrew Somervaille, with assistance from other specialists, Adjuvants - Oils, surfactants and other additives for farm chemicals can be downloaded from the GRDC website...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
The project acknowledges the importance and impact of advisers and uses advisers to achieve attitude change utilising the engagement and skill base of farmer groups... The project will result in a more resilient mixed farming sector with improved whole farm profitability, whole farm sustainability and whole farm ground cover... The project will be supported by and delivered across five NRM regions in South Australia......
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The GRDC is helping four students at Victoria's Longerenong College set course for careers in the grains industry... The scholarships are a financial boost for the four students who are studying for the Advanced Diploma of Agriculture at the popular college... The scholarships were awarded on the students' ability to meet selection criteria including: a strong record of achievement at work, school or in the community; enthusiasm for the agricultural industry; understanding of the knowledge and skills required for a successful career in the Australian grains industry; and a demonstrated intent to work within the Australian grains industry...
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