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"In preliminary glasshouse and field trials, we have found that acacias inoculated with beneficial strains of a nitrogenfixing bacteria called Bradyrhizobium survive better and grow faster than un-inoculated acacias," Dr Thrall says... Of particular interest is the extent to which re-introduction of beneficial organisms helps plants to withstand environmental stresses like soil salinity and competition with exotic weeds... Keep browsing 0 Responses to Looking underground for revegetation solutions: re-introduction of beneficial organisms helps plants to withstand environmental stresses like soil salinity and competition with exotic weeds by Sophie Clayton..
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CSIRO's Dr Richard Richards and Professor Graham Farquhar, from the Australian National University (ANU), have been awarded the UK-based Rank Prize for their development of methods that identify crops with superior water use efficiency (WUE)... The award relates to their discovery in the 1980s when they were able to correlate WUE in wheat crops to the ratio of carbon isotopes in the leaf... Today Dr Richards is a leading researcher at CSIRO Plant Industries, working on the continuing development of dual-purpose wheats for high-rainfall zones...
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Two of Australia"s crop scientists with international reputations for their work with gene technologies, Dr Jim Peacock and Dr T.J. Higgins, have been leading efforts to promote the role of gene technologies in crop development... Brad Collis talks to Dr Higgins (this page) and Dr Peacock (page 18) [Photo (left) by Brad Collis: " The real value of GM tools is the crucial knowledge they are opening up" Dr T.J. Higgins].. Dr Higgins, an internationally recognised authority on crop biotechnologies, says the incorporation of the Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) gene as a natural insecticide in the cotton plant broke that industry"s heavy reliance on chemical pesticides, and has gradually moved it from being a social pariah to a leader in environmental management systems and land stewardship...
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CSIRO's Dr Richard Richards and Professor Graham Farquhar, from the Australian National University (ANU), have been awarded the UK-based Rank Prize for their development of methods that identify crops with superior water use efficiency (WUE)... Today Dr Richards is a leading researcher at CSIRO Plant Industries, working on the continuing development of dual-purpose wheats for high-rainfall zones... Log in or register to leave a comment...
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Wheat's variable tolerance to shade could be the key to fast-tracking the identification of varieties which can withstand drought, frost and heat, without incurring big yield losses... " the new findings strengthen evidence that wheat's 'light sensitivity' is genetically variable, and linked to its ability to tolerate environmental stresses during the reproductive stage, when grain yields are particularly vulnerable," Dr Dolferus said... "Using screening methods which involve shading of plants is much easier and cheaper than traditional screening methods used to identify plants tolerant to drought, frost and heat...
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Gene discovery heralds new era in rust control.. The two genes - sourced from bread wheat's wild progenitor (ancestor) species - provide new insights into the basis of resistance while also delivering useable agronomic advances... One of the genes - isolated by the Australian team - has been found to confer resistance to all known stem rust races...
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Summer grain industries assess the future.. Five major summer crop industries will join forces in June to host the inaugural Australian Summer Grains Conference (ASGC) in Queensland... An increase in agricultural production will also lead to an increase in agricultural support services and Mr Salt says he anticipates this could halt the population decline many rural communities in grain-growing regions have been experiencing...
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Webcast heralds new age for industry debate.. The panel, chaired by the national editor of ABC Rural, Leigh Radford, and including GRDC managing director John Harvey, discussed how breeding could overcome the 'tough nuts' facing Australia's wheat growers - frost, drought and protection from disease... The rodent panel included three members of the National Mouse Management Working Group - Dr Rohan Rainbow (GRDC manager crop protection), Dr Simon Humphrys (commercialisation manager, Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre) and Andrew Polkinghorne (South Australian Mouse Working Party) - and addressed an increase in mouse numbers in an area covering more than a fifth of south-east Australia's cropping area...
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Webcast heralds new age for industry debate.. The panel, chaired by the national editor of ABC Rural, Leigh Radford, and including GRDC managing director John Harvey, discussed how breeding could overcome the 'tough nuts' facing Australia's wheat growers - frost, drought and protection from disease... The rodent panel included three members of the National Mouse Management Working Group - Dr Rohan Rainbow (GRDC manager crop protection), Dr Simon Humphrys (commercialisation manager, Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre) and Andrew Polkinghorne (South Australian Mouse Working Party) - and addressed an increase in mouse numbers in an area covering more than a fifth of south-east Australia's cropping area...
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Around the world cereals, oilseeds and pulses that make better use of applied nitrogen fertiliser are under development.. The idea looks simple on paper - endow all the major cereals, legumes and oilseeds with an enhanced potential to take up, assimilate, store or move nitrogen into grain thereby maximising yield and grain quality while reducing costs and waste... Overall, the signs are promising that NUE traits can be developed, allowing nitrogen's yield-enhancing value to be retained while diminishing its spiralling costs...
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