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dc.contributor.authorBarry, Chris
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-08T03:48:31Z
dc.date.available2017-02-08T03:48:31Z
dc.date.issued2017-06-30
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1/4420
dc.description.abstractThe Grassroots Program offers Cotton Grower groups the opportunity to apply for community based assistance. Weather Station Upgrades: The Darling Downs Cotton Growers Inc (DDCGI), and individual growers established 21 weather stations between the period 1996-1998, to provide growers with localised weather information to assist with on-farm management operations. The DDCGI has maintained these stations over this period, and in recent years, been working on major upgrades to digital technology to enable text communication with growers rather than the old analogue voice system. To date 11 stations have been upgraded by the DDCGI, and funding from this grant contributing to upgrading another four stations. Chemical Application Workshops: It is vital for growers to maintain a high level of responsible chemical use and efficient crop protection through continued improvement, uptake a new technology and adoption of best practice. Spray drift is not only a risk of susceptible crops, non-target and sensitive areas but also to the future access of certain groups of chemicals. In addition, poor application methods and reduced efficacy contribute to the development of resistance. The DDCGI is committed to responsible chemical use and the stewardship of agricultural chemicals. The DDCGI plans to use funding from this grant towards organising three training and extension days across the region, the focus will be on chemical application best practice, spray drift risk management, understanding the local weather conditions and record keeping compliance. The DDCGI will engage the services of Mary O’Brien Rural Enterprises to deliver these workshops.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipCRDCen_US
dc.publisherDarling Downs Cotton Growers Inc (DDCGI)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries;CGA1606
dc.subjectDDCGIen_US
dc.subjectweather stationsen_US
dc.subjecttechnologyen_US
dc.subjectupdatingen_US
dc.subjectcottonen_US
dc.subjectgrowersen_US
dc.subjectfarmingen_US
dc.subjectupskillingen_US
dc.subjectcurrenten_US
dc.subjectaccurateen_US
dc.subjectlocaliseden_US
dc.subjectdataen_US
dc.subjecteducationen_US
dc.subjectGrassroots Programen_US
dc.subjectadoptionen_US
dc.subjectextensionen_US
dc.subjectworkshopen_US
dc.subjectspraydriften_US
dc.subjectknowledgeen_US
dc.subjectnetworkingen_US
dc.subjectCottonInfoen_US
dc.subjectmyBMPen_US
dc.subjectresponsibilityen_US
dc.subjectchemical driften_US
dc.subjectenvironmentalen_US
dc.subjecteconomicalen_US
dc.subjectsustainabileen_US
dc.subjectresponsibleen_US
dc.subjectimpacten_US
dc.subjectAustralianen_US
dc.subjectqueenslanden_US
dc.subjectTheodoreen_US
dc.subjectBiloelaen_US
dc.titleUpgrade to Darling DownsWeather Station Network and Chemical Application Daysen_US
dc.typeTechnical Reporten_US
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