Category: Nuffield

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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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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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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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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...

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Contemporary Scholars Conference – Day 1

We’re now here in the town of Reims, located in the Champagne region of France for our Contemporary Scholars Conference (CSC) which is the gathering of all the Nuffield scholars around the world in 2015. This year there are scholars...