[ASC-media] LAND CARES FOR INDUSTRY/CHEETAH SETS THE PACE: GRDC Grain Flashes

BRENDON CANT brendon at iinet.net.au
Tue Jul 31 03:55:30 CEST 2007


 


LAND CARES FOR INDUSTRY: A two day interactive industry engagement workshop
in Perth has highlighted the opportunities offered through a more integrated
approach to natural resource management (NRM).


 


The National Landcare Program workshop brought together different
agricultural sectors, exploring NRM from the perspectives of farmers,
agribusiness, research and development (R&D) organisations, farm
productivity groups and regional NRM bodies. 


 


GRDC Western Panel Chairman and Kojonup grower, Neil Young attended,
providing participants with an R&D perspective on NRM.


 


"It's important landcare co-ordinators develop the skills to engage the
industry in improved NRM," Mr Young said.


 


WA State Landcare Co-ordinator and workshop organiser, Ian Duncan said the
workshop aimed to increase the skills of landcare co-ordinators to
professionally engage with agribusiness, researchers and farm productivity
groups to identify and develop potentially valuable partnerships.


 


"We want to demonstrate the link between the existing Landcare movement and
further national, regional and local industry participation in NRM," he
said.


Contact: Ian Duncan, Tel 08 9486 2114 or Neil Young, Tel 08 9821 0026


 


CHEETAH SETS THE PACE: Although some barley lines possess tolerance to
popular herbicides, newly released herbicide Cheetah Goldâ has shown good
tolerance by all barley varieties.


 


GRDC supported Department of Agriculture and Food WA researcher, Dr
Harmohinder Dhammu said Hamelin had recently shown some sensitivity to
herbicides diclofop-methyl, diuron + MCPA (amine), bromoxynil + MCPA (ester)
and 2,4-D (ester).


 


"In the 2006 Katanning trial, Hamelin yield reduced significantly when these
herbicides were applied," he said.


 


"Interestingly, no other barley varieties in the trial were significantly
affected.


 


"Vlamingh remains tolerant, despite showing some sensitivity to herbicides
metsulfuron and pinoxaden," Dr Dhammu said.


   Contact: Dr Harmohinder Dhammu, Tel 08 9690 2217


 


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Brendon Cant & Associates, Tel 08 9384 1122



 




 


 


 


 


 

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