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The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is on track to continue its substantial investment into northern grains research following last week's release of the GRDC External Investment Plan 2015-16 ... Key areas that will attract GRDC funding include short-term Grower Solution Group (GSG) investments targeting important localised research, development and extension (RD&E) issues; agribusiness trial extension networks; research and farm business updates; and an extensive range of agronomic and farming systems management projects... "We will continue to invest in areas that can help drive profitability improvements for northern growers like soil and crop nutrition, weed seed and herbicide resistance management, break crops, crop rotations, pests, disease, nematodes, frost management and regional research capacity...
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The northern panel provides an effective link between growers, the research community and GRDC and plays an important advisory and strategic role in GRDC investments across the research, development and extension spectrum... The panel system helps ensure that the GRDC's investments deliver practical gains in the productivity, profitability and competitiveness of Australian grain growers by identifying and refining key research priorities for the northern region, according to GRDC northern panel chair James Clark... The current northern panel includes chairman James Clark; deputy chair John Sheppard; growers Rob Taylor, Macalister, Keith Harris, Quirindi and Will Martel, Wellington; grower and agronomist Kelly Becker, Theodore; senior agronomists Loretta Serafin, Tamworth, Penny Heuston, Warren, Jules Dixon, Avalon and Jack Williamson, Goondiwindi; and GRDC executive manager commercial Dr Steve Thomas...
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Grow farm productivity through GRDC Updates.. With the northern grains industry facing fresh challenges to farm productivity and profitability each year, growers are being urged to keep abreast of the latest research and development `answers' by participating in the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) 2015 Grains Research Updates... The Grains Research Updates are premiere events in the northern grains industry calendar, bringing together some of Australia's leading grain research scientists, agronomists, consultants and growers...
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For more than 60 years Nuffield Australia Farming Scholarships have provided farmers with the inspiration, knowledge and drive to make an on-ground difference to their businesses and the wider agricultural industry... The Scholarship provides a $30,000 bursary to successful applicants to study a topic relevant to their business and industry and incorporates a Contemporary Scholars Conference, Global Focus Program and individual study program... The tenure is 16 weeks over two years with flexibility provided...
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Fettell backs the delivery of science to growers.. A firm belief in the power of science to improve agricultural production and a passion for farming drives Neil Fettell's work in the grain industry... "One of the key strengths of the GRDC is the panels, which sees local representatives talking to growers, identifying issues, making sure the research gets done and critically ensuring the most up to date knowledge gets back to the growers."..
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Fettell backs the delivery of science to growers.. A firm belief in the power of science to improve agricultural production and a passion for farming drives Neil Fettell's work in the grain industry... "One of the key strengths of the GRDC is the panels, which sees local representatives talking to growers, identifying issues, making sure the research gets done and critically ensuring the most up to date knowledge gets back to the growers."..
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GRDC set to sponsor Nuffield Scholars in 2016.. For more than 60 years Nuffield Australia Farming Scholarships have provided farmers with the inspiration, knowledge and drive to make an on-ground difference to their businesses and the wider agricultural industry... The Scholarship provides a $30,000 bursary to successful applicants to study a topic relevant to their business and industry and incorporates a Contemporary Scholars Conference, Global Focus Program and individual study program...
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Image of northern panel chair James Clark presenting the 2015 GRDC Seed of Light Award to Alison Kelly... Alison has become widely respected over the years for her work in biometrics and plays a pivotal role in the Statistics for the Australian Grain Industry (SAGI) project from her base at the Leslie Research Centre in Toowoomba... SAGI aims to increase statistical competency and awareness of statistical principles among Australian grains industry personnel; enable the use of `best practice' statistics for Australian grains industry research through the portfolio of GRDC projects, improve the cost-efficiency of research and enhance industry confidence and adoption of research findings...
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GRDC progresses industry research expansion plan.. A strategic plan focussed on ramping up the research and development capacity of the northern Australian grains industry will take centre stage today when members of the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) northern panel meet with leading researchers in Toowoomba... "With the northern grains region stretching from Dubbo in Central NSW to the top of Queensland, including some of the most diverse cropping environments in Australia, regular interaction with leading researchers is vital to ensuring that GRDC-funded research is regionally focussed and delivers local solutions to northern growers," Mr Clark said...
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GRDC progresses industry research expansion plan.. A strategic plan focussed on ramping up the research and development capacity of the northern Australian grains industry will take centre stage today when members of the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) northern panel meet with leading researchers in Toowoomba... "With the northern grains region stretching from Dubbo in Central NSW to the top of Queensland, including some of the most diverse cropping environments in Australia, regular interaction with leading researchers is vital to ensuring that GRDC-funded research is regionally focussed and delivers local solutions to northern growers," Mr Clark said...
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