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Genetically improving wheat's ability to outcompete weeds
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" Genetically improving wheat's ability to outcompete weeds.. The cost of weeds to Australian agriculture is estimated at an annual $4 billion through crop yield loss and seed contamination... The aims of the project are to develop: (1) a robust and repeatable screening methodology for improved weed competitiveness for use in commercial breeding programs; (2) understanding of those morphological/physiological factors contributing to improved competitiveness; and (3) development and release of elite spring wheat germplasm containing traits with improved competitiveness for use as parents in breeding of new weed-competitive varieties...
Efficacy of the Harrington Seed Destructor in targeting weed seeds during the harvest of Australian grain crops
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