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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The Managing Climate Variability Program will oversee 15 climate research projects, including seasonal climate forecasting for profitable sustainable resource use, the improved monitoring of evapotranspiration and enabling nationwide access to the Yield Prophet climate risk management information tool... The practicality and depth of projects funded under the new program provides an indication into the diversity and range of stakeholders with a keen interest in improving their understanding of climate," he says... The program"s communication coordinator, Tim Lester, says that growers will eventually be able to use the program"s website, www.managingclimate.gov.au , to download the latest climate variability decision-support tools, which he says are rapidly becoming essential business and risk management tools for agriculture in Australia...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Bendigo forum to lay foundations for resilient farm businesses.. The Farm Business Update at Bendigo will conclude with a presentation from Neville Brady of Bunch Consulting on the four key areas for personal and business improvement... The GRDC is hosting a Farm Business Update on March 10 to provide practical advice and information on key farm enterprise issues facing the State's grain growers...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Bendigo forum to lay foundations for resilient farm businesses.. The Farm Business Update at Bendigo will conclude with a presentation from Neville Brady of Bunch Consulting on the four key areas for personal and business improvement... The GRDC is hosting a Farm Business Update on March 10 to provide practical advice and information on key farm enterprise issues facing the State's grain growers...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
GRDC Southern Regional Panel member Rob Sonogan says the Yarrawonga Farm Business Update, to be held in partnership with Riverine Plains Inc, will be of enormous value to growers and advisers from throughout the Riverina region... Mr Sonogan says the Farm Business Updates - an initiative of the GRDC Southern Regional Panel - are playing an important role in enhancing understanding and appreciation of the business side of farming... Having a good handle on the business is just as important as producing profitable crops," Mr Sonogan says...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
For example, in the 1990s a Victorian Mallee dryland farm typically invested $300,000 to generate income of $400,000... In 2016 it is expected that investment will be $900,000 to produce income of $1 million (see Ground Cover , May-June 2015 )... By having MPCI over this nine-year period, Farm 1 has increased income by $156,000 after allowing for premium costs...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Growers should determine the long-term role of livestock in reducing risk and plan drought recovery over several years according to the new Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) 2008 Planning Guide for Low-Risk Farming... GRDC Southern Panel chair David Shannon said the guide included advice about utilising and managing livestock as a risk management tool. ".. Determining the long-term role that livestock plays in reducing risk on their farm will help growers decide whether stock numbers need to change in 2008...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Growers should determine the long-term role of livestock in reducing risk and plan drought recovery over several years according to the new Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) 2008 Planning Guide for Low-Risk Farming... GRDC Southern Panel chair David Shannon said the guide included advice about utilising and managing livestock as a risk management tool. ".. Determining the long-term role that livestock plays in reducing risk on their farm will help growers decide whether stock numbers need to change in 2008...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
This project set out to: design, based on user needs and from a user question perspective, an easy-to-use interface for growers to access weather and climate data and forecasts, encouraging more growers to implement climate risk management strategies deliver a series of simple decision support products that integrate climate data and forecasts required by agriculture that are beyond the mandate of the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) and its agriculture-orientated service... The project has delivered: an iOS (for Apple devices) application (App) on iPhone (4 and 5) and iPad which can operate away from networks when data downloaded a web based App to support all other devices)... Areas requiring on-going attention include: maintaining access to Climate data (Silo, BOM); dealing with changes in technology such as operating systems and devices (iOS has three device classes and several operating systems) bug fixes - even though all due care and attention has been taken, bugs can sometimes appear in computer code...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
The program now has significantly enhanced technical capability and a new project using a commercial partner to deliver this capability nationally has commenced... WhopperCropper has sufficient capability to impact upon risk management decisions of farmers... WhopperCropper has been used to quantify and physically demonstrate (i.e. graph) the effects of inputs, which has added capability to the experience and 'gut feel' of advisers...
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