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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The Kirkwood family at Kendenup, WA, have combined no-till with raised beds to lift their high-rainfall cropping regime... [Photo by Brad Collis: Chris Kirkwood and his mother Marlene: the stress of changing a whole farm system is offset by the sense of excitement, says Chris].. Chris says the challenges that come from a system change are immense, but much of the stress is offset by a sense of excitement that comes from realising there is a large knowledge bank that the industry still has not tapped...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Efficient Spraying to Meet Environmental Demands "learning to spray with coarser sprays" Spraying is about placing the correct dose of chemical at the right place at the right time... Without pesticides the world would find feeding itself a monumental challenge, but this does not mean that the community at large embraces the idea of managing pests with chemicals... As farmers today, I believe we are making some decisions that may lead to increased drift risk...
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Catalogue: GRDC Publications
Once we've completed an analysis of your business, our counsellors can help to build cash flows, forecasts and budgets so you can determine what lies ahead and make decisions based on valid information... As price received increases the working capital requirement reduces which indicates less risk associated with the business... The ORM data included 14 Victorian Mallee farms and showed that over the last 10 years their income had increased and costs had doubled while the surplus remained similar...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Grain growers in the northern region can look forward to an informative program with expert speakers at the upcoming Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Grower Updates this February and March... GRDC northern panel chairman James Clark, said four Grower Updates were being held in northern NSW and southern Queensland during February and March that would provide invaluable updates to research and farming practices... Surat, Qld - New Royal Hotel - 9 March 2012 "With a carbon tax about to be introduced, growers can't afford to miss these updates, particularly with two expert speakers who will discuss the carbon tax as well as carbon sequestration," Mr Clark said...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
New national initiative to help grain growers adapt to climate change.. Through the Australian Government's climate change initiative, Australia's Farming Future - Climate Change Research Program (CCRP), the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) and the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) have commenced a demonstration program called the National Adaptation and Mitigation Initiative (NAMI)... GRDC Managing Director Peter Reading says the initiative will play an important role in equipping primary producers with tools to adapt and adjust to the impact of climate change and to manage their emissions...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Through the Australian Government's climate change initiative, Australia's Farming Future - Climate Change Research Program (CCRP), the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) and the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) have commenced a demonstration program called the National Adaptation and Mitigation Initiative (NAMI)... GRDC is in partnership with Birchip Cropping Group (BCG), the Department of Employment Economic Development and Innovation (DEEDI), the Department of Primary Industries Victoria (DPI Vic) and the Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia (DAFWA) in the delivery of the initiative... GRDC Managing Director Peter Reading says the initiative will play an important role in equipping primary producers with tools to adapt and adjust to the impact of climate change and to manage their emissions...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Accepting the science of climate change does not mean discounting the importance of climate variability.. When discussing climate risk, it is important to understand how climate variability and climate change interact.. In many cases when growers question climate change, they are questioning a view of climate change that seems to deny the year-to-year and decade-to-decade variability...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
" Grains Industry Research Scholarship - Rachel Shingaki-Wells (UWA) Uncovering changes in the molecular networks of protein oxidation underpinning cereal crop responses to environmental stress.. Rats and rice offer salinity coping clues.. A research centre in Perth dedicated to understanding how plants generate and use energy has started to apply its unique research approach to new ways to help crops tolerate saline and waterlogged soils < Keep browsing..
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
" Grains Industry Research Scholarship - Rachel Shingaki-Wells (UWA) Uncovering changes in the molecular networks of protein oxidation underpinning cereal crop responses to environmental stress.. Rats and rice offer salinity coping clues.. A research centre in Perth dedicated to understanding how plants generate and use energy has started to apply its unique research approach to new ways to help crops tolerate saline and waterlogged soils < Keep browsing..
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Keywords: decision making processes, personality types, change.. In a study investigating the adoption and use of computer based decision support systems (DSS) by the farming sector, the author uses the above model to describe factors involved in decision making processes... While the decisions made might not result in the optimal outcome, intuitive decisions are usually right if they "feel" right...
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