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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (West)
Introduction - Astral 1 Mark Sweetingham - Crop Updates Chair, Department of Agriculture and Food 8.35 - 8.55.. Options for Increasing Soil Carbon Content Dr Jeff Baldock - CSIRO Land and Water 11.00 - 11.25 Morning tea.. Lunch - including Research Highlights 1.25 - 1.55 2.00 - 2.30 2.35 - 3.05 3.10 - 3.40..
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (West)
Mention of a trade name or company in this publication does not imply endorsement of any product or company by the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia... Overall, 60-70 per cent of flour is used in traditional flat breads, 20-25 per cent of flour is used in western style breads and 5-10 per cent is used in cakes and biscuits... In summary, canola varieties sown 2-3 weeks earlier than normal (early to mid April) can be grazed in winter prior to bud elongation (usually providing 600-800 dse grazing days/ha) and recover with no impact on yield or oil...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (West)
KEYMESSAGES Incorrect use of phosphine since the 1950s, has led to escalating resistance in stored grain insects which threatens the continued use of phosphine at the farm level... In summary, canola varieties sown 2-3 weeks earlier than normal (early to mid April) can be grazed in winter prior to bud elongation (usually providing 600-800 dse grazing days/ha) and recover with no impact on yield or oil... When running a trial it is important to: 1...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
The global recession has reduced northern hemisphere emissions to a greater level than what is legally required so there has been very little need for trades to occur... In the near future we may have a fish industry based in rural Australia operating in a similar way to the poultry industry, based on the premise that algae has unlocked the method of using cereal grains as a feedstock... A farmer may have 20 years of increase in soil carbon followed by 20 years of gradual decline despite using accepted best practises to retain soil carbon...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
The aims of the report were to observe, question and review the issues involved with carbon policy across a mix of developed and emerging countries that were involved in international negotiations... The energy sources that we need to develop include: Bio-fuels Biomass Hydro Solar Wind Marine (wave and tidal energy) Nuclear Geothermal Hydrogen & Fuel cells... Soil carbon accounting and measuring models need to be simplified to allow farming business management to engage and comply both domestically and internationally...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
The project will do more than provide a general awareness of climate change and its implications for agriculture... High-profile on-ground activities in Queensland and NSW will address each of the Climate Change Research Program (CCRP) priorities: managing emissions, better soil management, and adapting to a changing climate... The activities will help farmers and advisers to understand the implications for management on their own farms and start developing their own adaptation strategies...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Questions reveal farmer concern on climate change.. See www.bom.gov.au/climate/enso/ [Photo (left) by Brad Collis: Facing the facts: grain farmers, advisers and agricultural scientists are largely accepting the reality of climate change].. At meetings with graingrowers and advisers over the past 10 or 15 years, when the topic of climate change comes up I have asked who would consider themselves a sceptic on climate change...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
A national network of demonstration sites, co-ordinated by key farm groups (owned and driven by farmers) in each State working in conjunction with State Agencies and CSIRO, will examine new and alternative strategies for farmers in the Australian broadacre wheat/sheep zone to mitigate the negative effects and capitalise on the opportunities of climate change on their production systems... The farm groups are uniquely situated to, not only demonstrate new practices, but also to bring awareness of the impacts of climate change and adaptations required to ensure continuing farm viability... Farmers in the dryland wheat-sheep zone will have greater awareness of the likely impacts of climate change on their production systems and are in a better position to develop practices which mitigate the likely negative impacts of climate change on their enterprise viability...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
The objective of the national demonstration initiative is to establish a network of farms to demonstrate strategies for grain farming systems that address adaptation to climate change impacts... As a consequence: - Farmers and advisers have direct access to, and learning from, on-ground demonstration of new and existing, locally-relevant adaptations to climate change to maintain or enhance farm viability.- Rapid dissemination of meaningful and believable messages on adapting to climate change to their local communities.- Assessment of the emission implications of the demonstrated different adaptations using existing National Greenhouse Gas.. In collaboration with grower groups (including Facey, Liebe, North Mallee Farm Improvement Group and WANTFA), the Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia (DAFWA) has planned a network of farms demonstrating climate risk management strategies across the central WA wheatbelt in 2011...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Australia could face dry conditions later this year with evolving climate patterns across the equatorial Pacific consistent with the early stages of a developing El Ni o... Computer forecasts over the past few months have also increasingly pointed to an El Ni o event as a distinct possibility for 2009... Other grains industry projects include: adapting a range of wheat types to elevated atmospheric CO 2 concentration - this $6.77 million University of Melbourne, Victorian Department of Primary Industries and GRDC-led project will test plant varieties in the field using state-of-the-art technology; cropping management adaptation - this $4.58 million CSIRO Climate Adaptation Flagship will help Australia's cropping systems adapt to climate change by evaluating the risk to production and industry's adaptive capacity..
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