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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (South)
Gross margins achieved on-farm for wheat in 2011 may have been lower than shown in Table 2... The gross margin calculations depicted in Figure 5 assumed that canola yielded 50 % of wheat at that site in that year... In comparing while many farm decisions are made intuitive versus logical analytical under the influence of a DSS which provide learning reasoning he suggests the either/or approach to on a topic, they are not necessarily used every time the dichotomies is destructive and goes on to say a decision is made...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The GRDC has appointed Robert Sewell AM, a grower from Wongan Hills, Western Australia, as inaugural chair of the Wheat Classification Council (WCC)... The role of the WCC is to: capture and assess market information; use this knowledge to oversee the wheat classification process and quality issues facing industry; agree on the grade requirements for Australian wheat; and facilitate development of new wheat varieties... The appointment of representatives to the WCC involved discussions with key stakeholders, including grower organisations, exporters, domestic users, storage and handling agents and wheat-breeding companies...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
If I can find a way of doing something that's more cost effective, that's great for the business I run," Tom Murphy says... "We first sprayed a fallow with a reasonably robust rate and found the barnyard grass remained in the paddock, so we knew straight away we had a problem," Mr Murphy says... Mr Murphy devised an aggressive integrated weed management (IWM) plan incorporating crop and chemical rotation, precise herbicide rates and double knocks, as well as non-chemical methods such as strategic tillage and windrow burning...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Australian Summer Grains Conference chair Maree Crawford highlighted the gender gap in the national grains industry in her opening address on 8 March, which was International Women's Day... Australian Summer Grains Conference chair Maree Crawford focused delegates on the "invisibility" of women in the Australian grains industry when opening the northern grains conference on International Women's Day this year... "We've got an epidemic of women being under-valued as growers, particularly in Australia," Ms Crawford said...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
Merino wool production is the major enterprise on Apsley Park the price we receive for our wool is extremely important... The people did not know my background in wool I assume I was treated like any customer... The industry needs to think about how we can position wool so that new fibres can take share from cotton and synthetics, and not wool...
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Catalogue: GRDC Publications
In summary, 20 trials have now recently been undertaken across a number of seasons and locations in NSW. None of them have demonstrated S responses in yield or oil %. This does not exclude deficiency and yield penalties from occurring but does highlight that the frequency and the likelihood is not high... Delaying any action that has the potential to cease grain fill will see more seeds achieve their maximum size and improve yield... In summary there was no 'concerning' level of seed loss observed at any trial or timing, correlating well with the yield data...
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Catalogue: GRDC Publications
In summary, 20 trials have now recently been undertaken across a number of seasons and locations in NSW. None of them have demonstrated S responses in yield or oil %. This does not exclude deficiency and yield penalties from occurring but does highlight that the frequency and the likelihood is not high... Delaying any action that has the potential to cease grain fill will see more seeds achieve their maximum size and improve yield... In summary there was no 'concerning' level of seed loss observed at any trial or timing, correlating well with the yield data...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
National and state reference groups are supported by the GRDC to implement the facilitation and delivery of professional development programs for growers, young people and partners on farms... This project builds on the more than 50,000 professional development hours that have been delivered annually in the past... PinG has extensive experience in identifying and delivering professional development opportunities...
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