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Catalogue: GRDC Media
ORM Agricultural Management Managing Director Phil O'Callaghan has told Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Farm Business Updates that the costs of production are increasing more rapidly than the value of their production, putting more financial pressure on margins and profits... "Costs are increasing at a faster rate than the actual value of our commodities we're producing, so when fine tuning the operation and profitability of the business, the challenge for inpiduals is to decide whether they should continue to produce more tons at tighter margins or should they review inpidual farming systems with a view towards reducing whole of business costs.".. Profit potential is managed by applying new technologies to increase farm scale and improve efficiencies overall when whole of business costs are high and income is variable due to Australian seasonal volatility, then large financial losses occur in some years."..
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
"Local committees shape the agendas at GRDC Updates and many growers rated the day very highly," Mr Clark said... Mr Clark said Simon Fritsch, Agri-Path Services was a drawcard, along with his business partners Chris McCormack and Sam Newsome who outlined cutting edge strategies for balancing investment in capital and labour with efficiency and farm scale, and measuring success... "Key issues included the fact that many growers do not have in place formal arrangements with staff that are in line with awards and current work place health and safety requirements," Mr Clark said...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
"Local committees shape the agendas at GRDC Updates and many growers rated the day very highly," Mr Clark said... Mr Clark said Simon Fritsch, Agri-Path Services was a drawcard, along with his business partners Chris McCormack and Sam Newsome who outlined cutting edge strategies for balancing investment in capital and labour with efficiency and farm scale, and measuring success... "Key issues included the fact that many growers do not have in place formal arrangements with staff that are in line with awards and current work place health and safety requirements," Mr Clark said...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
Sandy Montague (Managing Director).. Eleven different strains of legume inoculants were produced in commercial quantities and these received the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (NSWDPI) Australian Inoculant Research Group (AIRG) formerly Australian Legume Inoculant Research Unit (ALIRU)) approval for commercial use... Seed inoculation has traditionally been achieved by mixing the peat product with water to form a slurry that is spread over the seed in a mixing vessel or seed transfer system prior to planting...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Going forward, there doesn't seem to be any reason why the trend of increasing cost of inputs would change if crop intensity and farm scale continue then we need to accept that the cost structures of our businesses are increasing... "Costs are increasing at a faster rate than the actual value of our commodities we're producing, so when fine tuning the operation and profitability of the business, the challenge for inpiduals is to decide whether they should continue to produce more tons at tighter margins or should they review inpidual farming systems with a view towards reducing whole of business costs.".. Profit potential is managed by applying new technologies to increase farm scale and improve efficiencies overall when whole of business costs are high and income is variable due to Australian seasonal volatility, then large financial losses occur in some years."..
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
And the start to 2016 still had everyone guessing: "Some people got up to 80 millimetres early in the year, and others 15 to 20mm; it's been all over the shop," says Kate, as seeding programs got off to a tentative start in mid to late April... "We're all approaching it like any other year, but keeping inputs down and increasing our lentil acreage - a pretty common trend across the region," she says... Kate says that given circumstances in the Mallee, keeping input costs down, particularly fertilisers, is the main tactic people will be using through the season...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
The Atherton Tableland area produces 7,000 - 15,000 tonnes of peanuts annually, and represents an important northern focus of the Australian industry... Since adopting relatively simple peanut - maize rotations in the early stages of development, the combination of favourable climate, fertile soils and available water for irrigation has increased the number of crops grown in the region... After establishing profiles of biophysical risk across the Tableland, we used information provided by growers to establish typical production methods (eg. frequency and type of tillage, fertiliser use etc.) for each crop, machinery ownership and usage, farm size and other assets, cost of inputs etc...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Each year, Ground Cover follows a group of growers from across Australia as they manage the winter cropping season... With their sons Joey and Troy, and daughter-in-law Zoe , they crop canola, wheat, barley and lupins... With Rob's semi-retired parents Frank and Prue , they crop wheat, barley, canola, faba beans, poppies, triticale and lucerne hay, and grow canola, clover, ryegrass and canary grass as seed crops...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Figure 1: Net returns ($/farm) as a function of area irrigated for a cotton farm with limited water using production cost for 1986 and 2006 and cotton price of $300 and $500/bale (from Payero and Harris, 2007)... Amount and timing of water requirements vary with crop and growth stage producers should chose wisely what crops to irrigate and should schedule irrigations to avoid or minimize stress during the reproductive periods when crop evapotranspiration is high... The timing of irrigation is critical and irrigation should be scheduled so that water stress is minimized during the reproductive stages when ETc is usually the highest...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
The objectives were: management of problem weeds - feathertop Rhodes grass (FTR); weed management in wide-row crops; and improvement of herbicide efficacy under sub-optimal conditions... Tactics and strategies from the project were evaluated and communicated via peer-reviewed articles, updates and field walks and a comprehensive scoping study report was submitted... The same study showed no gains/improvements in glyphosate efficacy by adding fulvic acid, contrary to the claim being made by a couple of CQ growers...
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