Extension Farming Systems Journal

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1 Jan 2011
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Lifestyle farmers have been identified as a poorly performing landholder segment with regard to weed management in Australia. However, despite their often non-economic land management goals, and the range of impediments they face, many lifestyle farmers are keen to improve their weed management skills. Our...

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1 Jan 2011
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Across Australia there is growing policy emphasis on developing the resilience capacity of farmers, farming families and rural communities to deal with increasing climate and economic variability and uncertainty. Innovative ideas and concepts arise out of concern for the future of things people think is...

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1 Jan 2011
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In order to overcome the challenges and make best use of the emerging opportunities in regional Australia, it is important that the adaptive potential of the region is identified, tapped and deployed with purpose. The goal of creating a prosperous and sustainable future for regional...

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1 Jan 2011
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Facilitating change in pest management practices, and ultimately the implementation of IPM (integrated pest management) is a significant challenge for research and extension practitioners. The field crops entomology group within the Queensland Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEEDI, formerly Department of Primary Industries) has...

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1 Jan 2010
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On the Fast Track was a project initiated, developed and delivered by the members of the Cooperative Venture for Capacity Building (CVCB). The project aimed to improve the use of CVCB research outputs by rural R&D corporation project managers and practitioners. It involved a trial...

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1 Jan 2009
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The key aspects and features of a study undertaken to study joint extension initiatives in agribusiness to identify the critical success factors and key lessons learned are discussed. Three identified leads and critical success factors that have guided extension planning with agribusiness in the Southern...

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1 Jan 2009
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The Otway Agroforestry Network (OAN), in partnership with the Australian Master Tree Grower Program (MTG) established a Peer Group Mentoring service in 2005. Experienced farmers and tree-growers mentor new members to integrate multipurpose trees and shrubs into existing farming systems. The goal is to support...

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1 Jan 2009
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The 'Profitable perennials' project delivered by the Department of Agriculture and Food WA in the south coast natural resource management (NRM) region aimed to facilitate the long term adoption of perennial pastures. NRM is the management of natural resources, such as soils, waterways and biodiversity,...

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1 Jan 2009
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The 'Sunraysia' region is Australia's premier producer of irrigated horticultural foodstuffs such as wine grapes, table grapes, dried fruit, vegetables and tree crops (citrus, olives, almonds and pistachios). Located on the borders of Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia at the confluence of the...

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1 Jan 2009
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Insect identification workshops undertaken by the extension team under the Grains Research and Development Corporation's National Invertebrate Pest Initiative aim to raise the awareness, profile and importance of correct invertebrate identification in order to up-skill grains industry personnel to adopt more sustainable pest-management practices. To...

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1 Jan 2009
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This paper reflects on the methods, outcomes and learnings from an institutionallydriven analysis that aims to determine whether and where to further invest in saltland pastures from an economic and environmental perspective. The analysis showed that following a five year proactive and targeted extension strategy...