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Hi salt in the soil results in poor growth, increased plant death and significant reduction in crop yield... One approach is to increase the salinity tolerance of cereal crops by identifying and characterising genes for salinity tolerance from wild relatives of cereals... The gene has been cloned and sequenced and is currently being transfromed using GM techniques into elite barley germplasm to investigate whether the over-expression of this gene can improve the salinity tolerance of barley...
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" Grains Industry Research Scholarship - Amanda Benger (UA) Phoma koolunga: biology and role in Ascochyta blight of field peas Project Code: GRS160 < Keep browsing..
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" HRZ Communication Strategy and Services Project Code: CIC00010 < Keep browsing..
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Soybeans show strength to withstand heavy rainfall.. Summer soybeans add flexible line of profit.. A farming family from southern NSW is honing its skills in growing soybeans to take advantage of high world soymeal prices and to insert a profitable new crop option into its rotations..
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Pulse Breeding Australia will conduct a world class field pea breeding program that will deliver superior new varieties with increased productivity and profitability for field pea growers and which will expand the crops adaptation range in Australia... The program will aim to combine desirable genetic variation that will increase grain yield potential, reduce crop input costs, reduce crop risk and maintain grain market access... The PBA field pea breeding program will deliver superior field pea varieties for the major field pea production zones over the next 5 year period that combine impr...
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The success of the wheat industry in recent decades is due in part to the efforts of plant breeders who have responded to challenges posed by pests, diseases and abiotic stresses by selecting and releasing suitably resistant and adapted cultivars... The wheat rusts pose some of the most serious threats to a prosperous grains industry... The Australian wheat crop has been protected from devastation by rusts for many years by the use in commercial cultivars of effective resistance genes...
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Given low-fertility of Australian soils and high fertiliser prices, it is clear that sustainable, low-input grain production requires cultivars that are efficient in acquisition and utilisation of nutrients, particularly nitrogen and phosphorus as the most critical nutrients in most paddocks... Potential for increasing nutrient efficiency in Australian wheat and barley germplasm will be assessed in this project via large-scale field screening of promising genotypes for nitrogen-use efficiency at a number of locations spanning a range in climate and soil conditions..... Plant pre-breeders a...
" HRZ and CBWA Project Code: DCC00002 < Keep browsing..
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Mixed farming in a changing environment raises complex questions that can be difficult to resolve at an individual farmer level... The Southern New South Wales Grain and Graze (G&G) II project will assist farmers and their advisors to understand and navigate the decision making process... It will also develop support structures to access and utilise the resources available when faced with these decisions...
Rust diseases of wheat continue to cause significant losses worldwide and in Australia... Another common mechanism for resistance break-down is through introduction of new races as happened in early 2000 when a new exotic race of yellow rust pathogen was identified in Western Australia... Australian wheat breeders will be the immediate beneficiary utilization of molecular markers developed in the project, germplasm from the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and rust resistance information generated in Kenya and Mexico will benefit wheat growers and industries in Aus...
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