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Delivering Regional Extension in Qld Farming Systems - Central Queensland

Maas, Susan (2011) Delivering Regional Extension in Qld Farming Systems - Central Queensland. Cotton Catchment Communities CRC.

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Abstract

The CQ Cotton Regional Extension project has been a key to the delivery of emerging, cutting edge research information and knowledge to the Central Queensland cotton industry. The direct relevance of southern research to cotton production under the conditions experienced in CQ always has been an issue which could be addressed through regional assessment and adaptation. The project links the national research to the region through development and extension, with a strong focus on the major industry production issues including but not limited to disease, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), soils, nutrition and integrated weed management.
Susan Mass has supported the implementation of national industry-wide programs particularly the industry Best Management Practices program (myBMP). This project has successfully transitioned to a focus on delivering national outcomes in target lead areas as part of National Development and Delivery Team established by Cotton CRC, CRDC and Cotton Australia, while maintaining a regional extension presence for Central Queensland cotton & grain farming systems. Susan Mass has very effectively merged and integrated strong regional extension support to cotton growers in Central Queensland with delivery of industry extension priorities across the entire industry in the Development and Delivery Team model. Susan is the target lead for disease and farm hygiene.
Recognising the challenges of having regionally relevant research in Central Queensland, this project has facilitated locally based research including boll rot, Bt cotton resistance management, and mealybug biology through strong collaborations. This collaborative approach has included linkage to Department of Environment and Resource Managmeent (DERM) groups and myBMP programs resulting in a high uptake in CQ.

Item Type:Other
Business groups:Crop and Food Science
Keywords:Final report ; regional extension cotton extension and adoption activites Bt transgenic cotton networking IDO's Technical Specialists National Cotton Extension Team knowledge integrated weed management nutrition soils Integrated Pest Management (IPM) disease threat sustainability
Subjects:Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Agricultural education > Agricultural extension work
Plant culture > Field crops > Textile and fibre plants
Deposited On:03 Feb 2016 00:53
Last Modified:20 Oct 2016 01:40

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