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Big Data Interview on ABC Rural

For those of you who can’t wait until then I was interviewed by an ABC Rural reporter on my studies last week and the story aired on the Victorian Country Hour on Monday. The story also made it to the website where you can listen to the audio if you’re interested. Check it out:

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Harvest 2015

My brother has just uploaded our first ever harvest video. It’s pretty awesome even if I am biased.  Make sure to watch for the surprise ending. We’re looking forward to making another one at the end of this year with...

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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...