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Assessment of some harvest weed seed management options for Geraldton port zone
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By 2021, 50% of growers in the Geraldton port zone use harvest weed seed control measures and are confident that the harvest weed seed control method that they use on their farm is effective and efficient.
1. Chaff-lining e-infonote
• Summarise the literature review information from ‘Assessment of some harvest weed seed management options for Kwinana West, Kwinana East and Esperance port zone growers’ (Project number PLN00013-B). This summary to include harvest weed seed management of low biomass crop residues in low rainfall zones; weed seed management using chaff lining; and weed seed loss from various header fronts on a range of crop types and biomass. By June 2018.
• Summarise the case studies gathered from PLN00013-B of growers who are putting chaff-lining into practice and produce a ‘Tools and Tips’ that growers can use on their property. By June 2018.
• Conduct a desktop review of the grazing value of chaff-lines; and what happens to the viability of weed seeds in chaff-lines in the northern wheatbelt. By October 2018.
• Incorporate this into an electronic infonote titled ‘Chaff-lining as a harvest weed seed management tool in the northern wheatbelt of WA: An initiative of the Geraldton port zone RCSN’. First draft to GRDC by November 2018.
• Final version of infonote titled ‘Chaff-lining as a harvest weed seed management tool in the northern wheatbelt of WA: An initiative of the Geraldton port zone RCSN’. Delivered to GRDC by January 31, 2019.
2. Workshops/demonstration days
• Delivery of 4 harvest weed seed management workshops/on-farm demonstration days, including set-up of chaff carts, measuring loss from header fronts, and IWM (of all makes and models). By November 2018.
3. Final Report
• A final report (using the correct final reporting format) is to be submitted to the GRDC Western regional manager by February 28th, 2019.
Tenderers must familiarise themselves with further information found at https://grdc.com.au/research/applying-and-reporting/current-procurement including terms and conditions of participation, required form of response and draft contract (Services Agreement).
1. The Applicant must be a single legal entity or recognised firm of partners.
2. The Applicant must be financially viable. For the purposes of this condition, “financially viable” means that the Tenderer has not had any of the following events occur in respect of it:
a. a meeting of creditors being called or held within the past five years;
b. the appointment of a liquidator, provisional liquidator or administrator within the past five years;
c. the appointment of a controller (as defined in section 9 of the Corporations Act (2001)), or analogous person appointed, including in respect of any of its property within the past five years;
d. a failure to comply with a statutory demand in respect of the payment of any debt;
e. an inability to pay debts as they fall due or otherwise becoming insolvent;
f. becoming incapable of managing its own affairs for any reason;
g. taking any step resulting in insolvency under administration (as defined in section 9 of the Corporations Act 2001);
h. entering into a compromise or arrangement with, or assignment for the benefit of, any of its creditors, or any analogous event.
3. The Applicant and any proposed subcontractor must be compliant with the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012.
4. The Applicant must include in its application details of any known circumstances that may give rise to an actual or potential Conflict of Interest with GRDC in responding to this procurement. The Applicant's response will be taken into account in the evaluation.
February 2018 to February 2019
By portal submission only at https://access.grdc.com.au/