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  • Farm business models – why consider a change

    Voer of Farm business models – why make a change fact sheet

    Date
    02.02.2017
    GRDC Project Code
    ORM00015, ORM00016
    Region
    South
    Institution
    Private Sector, R&D Corporation
    R&D Area
    Business Management

    Alternative farm business models can enhance profitability, provide more effective risk management and assist with business succession.

  • Cost effective investment in machinery

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    Date
    26.10.2016
    GRDC Project Code
    ORM00017
    Region
    West
    Institution
    Private Consultant, State Government
    R&D Area
    Building Capacity, Business Management

    Substantial gains in farm productivity and efficiency in recent years can be linked to improvements in machinery capacity and technology

  • Business structures explained

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    Date
    26.10.2016
    GRDC Project Code
    ORM00017
    Region
    West
    Institution
    Private Consultant, State Government
    R&D Area
    Building Capacity, Business Management

    Factors such as taxes, creditors, expansion, retirement and a desire to leave a generational legacy means most farming families adopt a relatively complex business structure over time. There are several considerations to decide what business structure is most appropriate to your farming business.

  • Business structure: things you should know and ask your adviser

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    Date
    26.10.2016
    GRDC Project Code
    ORM00017
    Region
    West

    Farming families rarely change or adopt new business structures without receiving advice from their accountant, farm adviser or lawyer. While the provision of advice on matters within their areas of expertise is the role of advisers, there is an obligation on those receiving the advice to carefully consider the advice received and use the information received to make decisions.

  • Employing seasonal labour for Western Australia's grain industry

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    Date
    26.10.2016
    GRDC Project Code
    ORM00017
    Region
    West
    Institution
    Private Sector

    As primary production in Western Australia has evolved and technology has progressed, the need for full-time equivalent (FTE) staff has continued to decline, and that smaller pool of workers is needed to do increasingly sophisticated tasks.

  • Blackleg Management Guide Fact Sheet

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    Date
    06.09.2016
    Region
    National, North, South, West

    Blackleg can cause severe yield loss, but can be successfully managed. Use this guide to determine whether you are in a high-risk situation and what practices you can change to reduce or prevent yield loss from blackleg.

  • Redlegged earth mite RMS – Western Australia

    Eastern RLEM

    Date
    10.08.2016
    Region
    West

    Resistance management strategy for the redlegged earth mite in Australian grains and pastures in New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria)

  • Redlegged earth mite RMS – NSW, SA, Tasmania and Victoria

    Eastern RLEM

    Date
    10.08.2016
    Region
    South

    Resistance management strategy for the redlegged earth mite in Australian grains and pastures in New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria)

  • Nitrous oxide emissions in the Grains Industry: Research on tillage trials

    Publications

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    Date
    30.06.2016
    Region
    National

    Nitrogenous fertiliser is a major, consistent investment in crop growth that Australian grain growers make in order to meet yield targets.

  • Nitrous oxide emissions in the Grains Industry: Nitrogen fertiliser losses from soil

    Resources

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    Date
    30.06.2016
    Region
    National

    Agriculture is responsible for an estimated 85 per cent of Australia’s emissions of nitrous oxide (N2O), a greenhouse gas with almost 300 times the potency of carbon dioxide.