CRDC Final Reports

 

In this community, you will find CRDC's library of more than 1,100 final reports, ranging from 1986 to 2017. Reports are uploaded on an ongoing basis throughout the year.

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  • Chaffey, Ali; Smith, John (New South Wales Department of Primary Industries; CottonInfo, 2018-06-30)
    Following the success of CottonInfo researcher tours over recent years, the 2018 “Optimising Irrigation & Nitrogen” tour aimed to bring together researchers, industry, advisors and growers; with the objective of raising ...
  • Roth, Guy; Smith, John (Roth Rural; University of Sydney, 2018-06-30)
    This project aimed to improve the profit of 3,000 cotton, dairy, rice and sugar irrigators with the support of 16 research and development partners and 19 farmer irrigation technology learning sites. Grower led irrigation ...
  • Scheer, Clemens (Queensland University of Technology, 2018-06-30)
    Fertiliser nitrogen use efficiency in irrigated cotton was assessed on the Darling Downs over 3 years. A total of 47 treatments were examined from 2015/16-2017/18 from 12 locations combining N application rate (farmer’s ...
  • Jackson, Rod (New South Wales Department of Primary Industries, 2018-06-30)
    This projected funded the purchase of an autoclave, which was identified as a critical capital asset for ACRI, with multiple NSW DPI and CSIRO research projects utilising the unit for cleaning and decontamination of ...
  • McDougall, Sandra (New South Wales Department of Primary Industries, 2018-12-30)
    The cotton industry in southern NSW has expanded from negligible areas less than a decade ago to 70,680 ha harvested in 2014, 44,201 ha in 2016, and predictions of 90,000 ha in the 2017/18 season, with plantings into ...
  • Holman, Sharna (Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries;CottonInfo, 2018-08-30)
    The annual FUSCOM panel forum provides an opportunity to share updates on all pathology research projects, providing peer support and project review to researchers. This event also helps to provide direction on RD&E ...
  • Bange, Michael; Hizbullah, Jamali (CSIRO Agriculture and Food, 2018-06-30)
    Cotton production in Australia is limited by the lack of water availability in most years. This project aimed to enable growers to adapt and tailor their irrigations to an uncertain future climate and water availability ...
  • White, Monique (Monique Aucote Consulting, 2018-06-30)
    Following the establishment phase of the Smarter Irrigation for Profit project, a Rural R&D for Profit initiative, participants identified that one of the key barriers to farmers using scheduling tools is the diversity ...
  • Roth, Guy (Roth Rural, 2017-06-30)
    The 'Tales from Cotton' Tour was designed as a cross-sector shared learning experience between the cotton and dairy industries on water and energy use efficiency. The event was an activity of the Smarter Irrigation for ...
  • Quarisa, Iva; Gall, Lou; Montgomery, Janelle (New South Wales Department of Primary Industries, 2017-06-30)
    This funding supported the tour of a number of southern irrigators as part of the Maximising On-Farm Irrigation Profitability project, a sub-project under the Smarter Irrigation for Profit project. A group of irrigators ...
  • Montgomery, Janelle (New South Wales Department of Primary Industries, 2017-06-30)
    The purpose of the 2016 Smarter Irrigation Technology Tour (an intensive three day tour to Northern Victoria and Southern NSW) had several objectives. To examine a range of surface irrigation layouts, the hydraulics, ...
  • Gall, Lou (Gwydir Valley Irrigators Association Inc., 2018-12-30)
    Grower-led irrigation system comparison in the Gwydir Valley aims to collect commercially relevant comparative data on different irrigation systems. There were two parts to this project, an irrigation system comparison and ...
  • Regan, Peter (New South Wales Department of Primary Industries: Office of the Department of Industry, 2018-06-30)
    The objective of this project funding was to maximise profitability by improving the efficiency and flexibility of broadacre irrigation systems. This was identified as a priority for research by grower groups based in the ...
  • Shuey, Tim (Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, 2018-12-30)
    TThis project supported travel, which was conducted in order to participate in the course “Nematodes in Cropping Systems: Identification and Techniques, 2017”. This course provided training and hands-on experience for ...
  • Nachimuthu, Gunasekhar; Hulugalle, Nilantha; Watkins, Mark; Scott, Fiona; Rollins, Michael (New South Wales Department of Primary Industries; The Australian National University, 2017-12-30)
    Global warming is surmised to result in major increases in climatic variability (i.e. severe deficiencies and excesses of water for plant production, higher frequency of sub- and supra- optimal growing season temperatures) ...
  • HIll, James (University of Tasmania, 2018-06-30)
    This project, led by the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture focused on the use of data and autonomous technology in helping farmers make informed decisions and improve their irrigation efficiency on pastures. The project ...
  • Schwenke, Graeme (New South Wales Department of Primary Industries, 2017-06-30)
    This project evaluated and demonstrated nitrogen fertiliser and irrigation management strategies, including variable rate fertiliser applications, rotational cropping with legumes and matching fertiliser rates to crop ...
  • Dibley, Stephen (Plant Health Australia, 2018-05-30)
    The aim of this training was to build industry biosecurity capacity and provide a gap analysis for boll weevils. Participants worked through the process of an incursion and eradication, with PHA facilitating the scenario. *see ...
  • Rochester, Ian; Weaver, Tim (CSIRO Plant Industry, 2017-06-30)
    The impact of legumes after 21 years of rotation (11 legume crops) continue to positively impact soil health. The addition of a legume in a cotton rotation impacts all aspects of the cotton production. The evidence was ...
  • Fillipi, Patrick (University of Sydney, 2018-06-30)
    Soil is an invaluable finite resource, and there is considerable interest in monitoring the status of soil, as well as the direction and degree of any changes in soil attributes. Land use change and agricultural management ...

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