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Dr Freebairn says bringing together decision support aids and 65 years of daily rainfall, temperature and radiation data gathered by 4500 Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) weather stations, overlayed with the Queensland Government's Silo data base, ranks among his career highlights... "A rich history of each property is reflected in the long term weather data and if you were manually flicking through your data page by page, year by year you could build up a picture of probabilities to answer the questions you have in mind... "The App and the aids it contains allow growers to quickly and easily answer questions such as the probability of well-timed planting rain or unfortunate frost events."..
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Canada puts its faith in canola.. Canada's domestic canola-crushing capacity is increasing and will expand by 2.5 million tonnes this year alone, Canada Grains Council secretary Dennis Stephens told delegates at this year's Australian Grains Industry Conference... The distance to port from its arable prairies, which produce 80 per cent of the country's grain, is 1700 kilometres to the west and 3500km to the east, while its climate also gave growers just 100 frost-free days a year. "..
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GRDC addresses need for rapid local RD&E response.. While the figure is a small proportion of about $50 million invested annually by the GRDC in the western region, these shorter-term projects are playing a vital role in addressing grower priorities quickly and can lead to further GRDC investment... The West Midlands Group assessing one-way ploughing, scarifying, offset discs, deep ripping and spading for incorporating lime evenly throughout the soil profile as tools to overcome subsoil acidity, water repellence and improve crop productivity on sandplain soils in WA's northern agricultural region;..
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
Cover page of the booklet, Advancing the Management of Crop Canopies... The content of the guide covers the link between growth stage and crop physiology and the implications for canopy management and disease control in wheat and barley, the influence of row spacing on canopy management, grazing long season wheat and how new technologies can be used to manage the crop canopy... The guide is split into three principal sections covering crop physiology, disease management and canopy management...
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The introduction by the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) of a new model in its three-month seasonal outlooks will provide grain growers with more reliable information to manage climate risk and guide their cropping activities, according to the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)... Advances in data and computing technology are constantly enhancing the accuracy of the seasonal outlooks, and the new POAMA model is another step forward," Dr Henry said... "The business of growing grain is subject to so many variables - weather, pests, diseases, and supply and demand - so it is critical that the risks are reduced wherever possible so growers can sow and harvest their crops and manage their enterprises with greater certainty and confidence," Dr Blumenthal said...
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Experience as a research officer with the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) meant that Matt Dare hit the ground running when he left the institute and began farming outside Clare in 2000... Because his work with SARDI had focused on no-till research, single pass seeding and the mechanical aspects of no-till, he felt confident moving straight into no-till... Mr Dare says the biggest benefits of no-till are probably fewer tractor hours, timeliness of sowing and moisture conservation, which he has been able to see since he began cropping at Clare...
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The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) northern region 2014 Driving Agronomy audio compact disc (CD) was included in the November-December edition of the GRDC magazine Ground Cover , which was recently mailed to growers... The CD begins with a regional research update from GRDC Northern Region Panel chair James Clark and features interviews by Driving Agronomy presenter Chris Brown with some of the nation's leading researchers and cropping experts... Driving Agronomy is also available as a podcast via the iTunes store and new editions are released weekly discussing the GRDC's research, development and extension investments...
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Pulse Breeding Australia will conduct a world class field pea breeding program that will deliver superior new varieties with increased productivity and profitability for field pea growers and which will expand the crops adaptation range in Australia... The program will aim to combine desirable genetic variation that will increase grain yield potential, reduce crop input costs, reduce crop risk and maintain grain market access... The PBA field pea breeding program will deliver superior field pea varieties for the major field pea production zones over the next 5 year period that combine improved yield potential and reliability, disease resistance (e.g. virus, mildew, blackspot, bacterial blight), adaptation (e.g. plant type, flowering habit, soil boron toxicity tolerance) and suitable grain for end use markets (e.g. Kaspa type, Dun type)...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (North)
Modelling the risks involved with splitting N application at Bellata over a number of years.. Current best nitrogen management practice is generally to assess soil water and soil nitrogen levels before sowing, estimate yield potential and fertilise all prior to, or at, sowing because it is too risky to apply in-crop... There is a large decrease in frequency from one to two rainfall events, suggesting growers would need to be very organised and be able to respond in a short time frame to take advantage of incrop N application opportunities...
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Optimising herbicide use - know your products and how they work.. Quirindi Grains Research Update 22 ndFebruary, 2006 100 80 60 ) 40 % 20 ( y0 t 0 i 0 10 200 300 0 100 200 300 r e Bravo-Quadris Folicur v e100 s e 80 s a 60 e s 40 i D 20 0 0 100 200 300 0 100 200 300 Headline Quadris Volume (L/ha) Ascochyta disease severity on Yuma (fern leaf type - Kabuli) with four fungicides and three carrier volumes @ 2.75 bar... In summary The work we have undertaken over the past five years conforms to the UK/Western European production systems when grown under irrigated conditions in Australia...
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