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Listed are the opportunities currently available. Prospective applicants are encouraged to read the terms and conditions before applying.

Note: Request for Tender (RFT) Terms and Conditions apply to all RFTs where tenderers are required to submit their responses via the Grains Investment Portal.

For information about our Expressions of Interest (EOI’s) and other investments, view our Other opportunities.

Canola establishment in the lower rainfall areas of the Western Region

Description

This investment aims to validate and extend previous agronomic and management research on how to successfully establish canola in the low rainfall zones of WA as well as including Grower Network feedback on what has/has not worked for members. A minimum of four sites will be conducted as small plot trials with a minimum of three replicates. Trial sites could target areas within paddocks that have performed poorly in previous seasons.

RFT Number

PROC- 9176439

Closing date & time

Friday 12th of November 2021, at 05:00 PM ACT local time

Details

Release date: Tuesday 19th of October 2021
Last updated: Thursday 21st of October 2021

Full Details

GRDC Northern Region Industry Spray Day Initiative

Description

Growers and advisors across the GRDC Northern region continue to identify spray equipment investment, setup, operation efficiency, drift and chemical management as significant constraints to the management of biotic pests (weeds, insects and disease), which can have significant financial and time implications for farm businesses. Growers are also concerned as social and regulatory pressure increases on their spray operations and are seeking industry support to navigate this changing environment.

RFT Number

PROC-9176431

Closing date & time

Monday 15th of November 2021, at 05:00 PM ACT local time

Details

Release date: Friday 15th of October 2021
Last updated: Tuesday 19th of October 2021

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Do seed treatments have a role in Fusarium management in mungbean?

Description

GRDC is seeking expertise to evaluate several different fungicide seed treatments for their effectiveness in providing protection of mungbean plants against Fusarium. It is expected that the successful applicant will evaluate in the order of 8-12 treatments, with the entries being proposed by the applicant and final treatment list decided in consultation with GRDC. Initial evaluation should be conducted in controlled glasshouse studies using representative field sourced inoculum, with best/suitable candidates progressing to field evaluation. Treatments should be evaluated for their efficacy of increased plant establishment, reduced early seedling death and length of protection. Phase two field studies are to include yield and quality assessments.

RFT Number

PROC-9176433

Closing date & time

Tuesday 9th of November 2021, at 05:00 PM ACT local time

Details

Release date: Thursday 14th of October 2021
Last updated: Thursday 14th of October 2021

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Demonstrating effective management of late summer/early autumn germinating marshmallow (Malva parviflora) in southern Western Australia

Description

This investment aims to provide growers with: A better understanding on the biology and ecology of marshmallow and how this information determines the success of management decisions for this weed in the short- and long-term; Best-practice techniques to manage late summer/early autumn germinations of marshmallow; Strategies to identify and manage late summer/early autumn germinated marshmallow escapees prior to sowing.

RFT Number

PROC-9176435

Closing date & time

Thursday 11th of November 2021, at 05:00 PM ACT local time

Details

Release date: Thursday 14th of October 2021
Last updated: Thursday 14th of October 2021

Full Details

PROC-9176429 Winter wheat agronomy for grain growers in the Western Region

Description

This investment aims to locally validate previous winter wheat agronomy research. It will draw on previous work conducted in the Southern Region, include key learnings from the Grain and Graze project (2003-2016) and other more local Western Region investments. It will explore how early you can opportunistically sow when soil moisture allows and will explore the issues/risks you may encounter in doing so, optimal sowing rates, best nitrogen strategies for both grain only and graze and grain and best practice pest and weed management options. Validation field trials will be located throughout the medium and high rainfall zones of the Western Region with one trial site to be located in the low rainfall zone also. Local and interstate researcher, adviser and grower experts will be consulted, and their knowledge drawn upon for extension activities targeting local growers and advisors.

RFT Number

PROC-9176429

Closing date & time

Thursday 4th of November 2021, at 05:00 PM ACT local time

Details

Release date: Thursday 7th of October 2021
Last updated: Friday 8th of October 2021

Full Details

GRDC Branded publications 2022-2024

Description

GRDC has long standing regional investments to support print and broadcast media activities. Contracted providers have strong regional and local media networks which are leveraged to maximise coverage. The opportunity exists to further strengthen these media relations to achieve more favourable reporting and improved branding and attribution.

Print and broadcast media outputs serve a range of purposes. Along with building the profile and standing of GRDC and communicating its performance to all stakeholders (, the media is used to raise awareness of GRDC RD&E investments, related results and potential benefits of adoption across a wide range of audiences. Media products deliver key messages in their own right but also act as a conduit to other GRDC products supplying additional detail to inform better practices and decisions.

RFT Number

PROC-9176414

Closing date & time

Thursday 28th of October 2021, at 05:00 PM ACT local time

Details

Release date: Thursday 16th of September 2021
Last updated: Wednesday 20th of October 2021

Full Details

Survey of invertebrate pests and beneficials harbouring in the chaff residue of harvest weed-seed controlled systems in the southern region

Description

This investment will expand the understanding of the species and the population numbers of invertebrate pests and natural enemies that harbour in HWSC chaff residue of GRDC's Southern region and assess the associated crop damage. The research outcomes will inform future initiatives on management of crop pests and address potential barriers to HWSC systems adoption by quantifying the risk to crop from invertebrate pests.

RFT Number

PROC-9176409

Survey of invertebrate pests and beneficials harbouring in the chaff residue of harvest weed-seed controlled systems in the southern region is now CLOSED

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Impact of Stubble Height on Cropping Systems in the Western Region

Description

The Grower Network members have raised the opportunity for GRDC to look at the impact of harvesting stubble higher in the Western Region, as they think it may have the potential to change their current farming system. Taller harvested stubble in this investment is referring to taller than current “standard” residue levels for each region within the Western region. Currently most growers within WA, would harvest around 15cm (beer can height) above ground level to maximise HWSC. This proposed investment is a preliminary step that looks to compare conventional stubble structures and heights, and load (straw & chaff) with taller stubble residue systems, heights and load (mostly only chaff) and in frost risk areas, a no residue system. Treatments will be implemented using grower equipment and will be replicated. Importantly the investment will include monitoring of soil moisture, plant establishment, presence of disease, weed competitiveness and herbicide efficacy, HWSC options, nutrient budgeting and ultimately grain yield responses. GRDC will negotiate to establish a minimum of four (4) trial sites across a widespread area of the Western Region, and in different rainfall zones. This investment will look at outcomes from the related investments and will be flexible in nature prior to contracting to take into consideration any major findings from the related projects.

RFT Number

PROC-9176388

Impact of Stubble Height on Cropping Systems in the Western Region is now CLOSED

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Closing the Economic Yield Gap for Grain Legumes in Western Australia

Description

Grower Network members and other growers have ranked the inability and inconsistency of growing profitable grain legumes as their second highest issue impacting on their whole farm business profitability. Growers suggest using farm-scale trials under grower conditions/situations will be best to determine the profitability of grain legumes and to demonstrate the optimum agronomy practices for the different grain legume species. This project will be designed to highlight the optimum agronomy required for maximise yields of grain legumes across a range of environments and soil types, and to determine which grain legumes have the best economic fit in each sub-region, under grower conditions and situations. The agronomic information to be used to create trial protocols, will be drawn from current research projects being conducted in the Western region including: High Value Pulses project (DAW1903-004RTX), Maintenance of Rhizobial Germplasm project (UMU1207-006RTX), the Nitrogen Fixation project (UMU1901-002RTX), the Dryland Legume Pastures Systems project (UMU1805-001RTX) and a national pulse genotype investment. Best fit information produced from these research projects will be used to guide the larger scale on-farm trials. The successful applicant will also link and meet with the National pulse genotype team and pulse teams from the Northern and Southern Regions biannually, once in person and one VC meeting. The successful applicant or applicants will also establish groups of growers where none currently exist or involve existing grower groups in the project, linking to influential advisors (both agronomic and farm business management advisors) to encourage participatory learning and adoption of best grain legume agronomy practices. The groups will come together to review the trials, discuss the agronomy of the grain legume crops grown, variety selection and the profitability and other benefits of including them within the cropping rotation.

RFT Number

PROC-9176376

Closing the Economic Yield Gap for Grain Legumes in Western Australia is now CLOSED

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Quantifying the yield risk of planting CMV, AMV & BYMV infected lentil seed in the Southern region.

Description

There is a data gap relating to the plant health impacts and actual yield risk from sowing lentil seeds with known levels of infected cucumber mosaic virus (CMV), alfalfa mosaic virus (AMV) and bean yellow mosaic virus (BYMV). As the yield risk is unknown, growers are not seed testing and are unable to make informed choices on planting virus infected lentil seeds. This investment will provide the Southern region lentil growers, advisers and commercial seed businesses with a ‘Risk Matrix Guide’ that informs on the quantified yield risk of planting various levels of CMV, AMV & BYMV infected lentil seed with the anticipated long-term outcome of reducing the levels of the viral diseases CMV, AMV and BYMV in the cropping system.

RFT Number

PROC-9176369

Quantifying the yield risk of planting CMV, AMV & BYMV infected lentil seed in the Southern region. is now CLOSED

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