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Research aims to help reduce sprouting risk

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Western Australian research is fine-tuning sprouting tolerance ratings for wheat, to help growers identify varieties less likely to sprout during wet conditions at the end of the cropping season... Research into pre-harvest sprouting has been conducted over recent years by the Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA), with funding from the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), as part of the project 'Wheat agronomy - building system profitability in the western region'... Caption: GRDC western regional panellist Gemma Walker, who farms in the Esperance region where sprouting has been an issue this year, says pre-harvest sprouting research by DAFWA in WA has included field trials and the use of rain simulators...
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