Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Graduate Certificate in Precision Agriculture

Australia’s first and only Graduate Certificate in Precision Agriculture will be offered by the University of New England, commencing in January 2012. This study program is the fruit of more than 30 years’ combined experience within the University’s Precision Agriculture Research Group, … Continue reading

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Grants available to reduce or manage the impacts of Serrated Tussock

Grants are available to reduce or manage the impacts of Serrated Tussock (as a Weed of National Significance) as outlined in the Caring for our Country’s Business Plan. Community Action Grants are a small grants component of the Australian Government’s … Continue reading

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Vol26/No2 Newsletter now online

The latest issue of the newsletter is now online with some great reading for all members.   Dont forget to fill out the member survey – this will give us valuable information on how the Society can best meet your … Continue reading

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Smartphones and Tablets for Farmers

Most farmers and graziers will know that a computer is an essential tool these days for running their business and managing their land. However, the computer revolution marches on and we now have new technology available to help in this … Continue reading

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Meat & Livestock is after your opinion

What should MLA’s investment priorities be for the feedbase over the next ten years, in southern Australia?   MLA have commissioned a project to look at its feedbase investment strategy (the feedbase includes introduced and native pastures, fodder crops, dual purpose … Continue reading

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Good attendance at tropical grass field day at Purlewaugh

A field day held at Purlewaugh by the Grasslands Society (NW Branch) in conjunction with Brownhill Cup Committee, NSW Dept Industry and Investment and the Liverpool Plains Land Management was well attended by 150+ people in March earlier this year.   … Continue reading

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Pasture Picker Tool

The Pasture Picker Tool is a powerful resource for selecting pasture species suitable for your local conditions. It is a comprehensive guide to pasture species for anyone with an interest in animal production and research. The selection criteria, which can be … Continue reading

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Agricultural Brain Drain

Found this interesting article on the ABC website today. “Australia is set to lose up to half of its agricultural science and business professionals in the next five years, industry leaders have warned….Professor Jim Pratley, the secretary of the Australian … Continue reading

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University of Sydney – Agriculture Centenary

Message for alumni of the Sydney University Agriculture faculty – an invitation to join the Centenary celebrations: Happy Agriculture Centenary! Join us throughout 2010 to celebrate 100 years of world-changing Agriculture! There are events for alumni and friends across the … Continue reading

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Farm Facts

Farm Facts 2009-10, published annually by the National Farmers’ Federation (NFF), is a compendium of useful and authoritative facts and figures on Australian agriculture, based on fully attributed data from independent sources. It is designed as a fast reference to … Continue reading

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