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Catalogue: Ground Cover
An independent economic analysis of the GRDC's investment in no-till farming research has found that the corporation's $4 million investment has returned $141 million in benefits to the grains industry - a benefit/cost ratio of 36 to one... The no-till projects raised awareness of no-till opportunities and benefits and provided greater confidence to those willing to undertake change.".. Quantified benefits of the GRDC's investment included short-term gains from improved soil moisture retention and longer-term benefits such as improved weed and pest control and reduced soil erosion...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
The aim of the project was to provide industry with research results that would enable it to clearly understand the flow of benefits from, and the beneficiaries of, its investments in herbicide use R&D and help inform priority setting by GRDC in future investment in research into the effective and efficient use of herbicides... Benefits to growers, chemical companies and consumers were estimated for eight case studies of hypothetical research projects across four categories of herbicide-use research and development (R&D)... Any possibility of private investment by chemical companies can be discounted for the types of herbicide use R&D evaluated in this study because the ex ante benefit:cost ratio that accounts for risk about R&D outcomes would be even smaller...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
The genebanks are widely used nationally and internationally across many disciplines of science, meeting the requirements of both traditional and new users, for seed, data and agronomic and taxonomic knowledge of many thousands of species... The Davies Report, commissioned early in the life of this project, shows several studies over the years have attempted to quantify the benefits of plant breeding as measured by the benefit:cost ratios of new varieties... Built up progressively over the past 30 to 60 years, the genebanks represent an invaluable resource for plant research and improvement in Australia and internationally...
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Catalogue: GRDC Publications
" Impact Assessment: An Economic Analysis of GRDC Investment in Western Australian No Tillage Farming Association Executive Summary............................................................................................ In the short term some of these non-valued on-farm benefits will be captured in the yield gain assumed, through reduced loss of nutrients and higher organic matter, moisture holding etc, but the partitioning of the yield gain to different sources has not been attempted... The relationship between the management change to no-till and the soil and dust export reduction are difficult to make assumptions about for valuation purposes...
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