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Israel – Site Specific Weed Managment

If you missed my introductory post on my Nuffield studies, I’m currently travelling around the world investigating data acquisition on farm. I’m trying to find out if we can use farm data to make better decisions about the things we do....

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Nuffield Part 2 – Around again

What a whirlwind 2015 is turning out to be. Since my last blog post I’ve become a new dad to a simply gorgeous baby girl. Indulge me while I post a photo of her for the world to admire. The...

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Seeding 2015

Our seeding program is nearly done for 2015. We’ve had a great run at it this year and should finish just about the earliest we ever have. Cool and mild weather interspersed with small amounts of rain has left us...

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Does it matter why?

I found a fascinating article from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) online the other day. I think it’s quite an important one as it described a phenomenon I’ve been noticing in my rainfall data for a while. Namely, that our...

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CIMMIT Mexico

It’s exactly a month today since we visited the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, known by it’s Spanish acronym CIMMIT in the Yaqui Valley in Mexico.  If you desire peace, cultivate justice, but at the same time cultivate the...

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Californian Ag

is unforgettable, deep top soil and water on tap. Sun drenched nuts so hot they melt your taste buds. Woah ah oh aha oh a With apologies to Katy Perry. I had no idea before last week that California is...

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Washington Whirlwind

I’m writing these blogs mainly for my own record and benefit, but many have been sharing them and commenting on Facebook. So thank you, I’m glad you find this trip interesting. To find out more about what the Nuffield Scholarship...

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Beginning our Global Focus Program – England

Somewhere over the Atlantic….. I always knew I’d go to the USA one day. But being from Australia I never imagined flying in over the east coast, from London to Washington DC. One financial and political capital to another. But...

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Contemporary Scholars Conference – Days 3 & 4

Day 3 of the CSC was mostly taken up with learning about a large industrial complex situated just out of Reims known as the ‘Industries and Agro-Recourses Cluster’. The complex contains several world-class facilities dedicated to Bio based products and...

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Contemporary Scholars Conference – Day 2

Day 2 opened up with Edwin Van Raalte who is business manager for the Executive Board of the Rabobank Group. His bio stated that he is responsible for ‘developing the international food & Agri strategy (Banking4Food) at Rabobank’ and his presentation was...