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Farmers want more 'dinkum' research

(1990) Farmers want more 'dinkum' research. Elders Weekly, 29 March 1990. p. 10 [Publication] [Special Collections]

Summary

Summarises the views of farmers who raised concerns with agricultural research methods during a workshop held in Geraldton as part of the Fifth Australian Soil Conservation Conference. The scale of testing is a key concern, with many farmers feeling the trend of research at the plot level too small scale for the findings to be applied at the paddock level.

Addresses the concerns of the researchers, such as the likelihood of farmers being unable to implement findings and technological developments. Both parties were concerned about the perception of agricultural chemicals, herbicides and insecticides from urban consumers representing lack of understanding of farming techniques. Finally, concerns were raised about the financial cost of implementing land reclamation strategies.

This article contains a photograph of Dr Brian Roberts, Dean of Applied Sciences at the University of Southern Queensland and Leonora pastoralist Lance Hurst.

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This article is part of the WISALTS (Whittington Interceptor Sustainable Agriculture Land Treatment Society Incorporated) Collection.

Item Type: Special Collections
Collection: WISALTS
Copyright: ©1990 Elders Weekly
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/55653
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