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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
The current loss from diseases in the Australian oilseed industry averages $137 million per year, or 27.6 per cent of the gross value of oilseed production... The losses are due to diseases caused by fungi, nematodes, bacteria, viruses and phytoplasmas... The allocation of resources for the control of oilseed crop diseases, both at the grower level when deciding whether to control a particular disease and at the national level when allocating funds for research and development, depends on an assessment of the losses caused by these diseases...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Growers and consultants are acutely aware that management strategies for the likes of weed and disease control can't simply be considered on a short-term seasonal basis, they need to be planned according to their implications for the farming system as a whole... For management of disease carryover it is critical to understand the risk factors associated with individual diseases and the potential impact practices like strategic tillage might have, especially if disease posed a problem in the previous season... Research backed by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) has found that inter-row sowing between the old cereal rows can provide a physical separation between the new plant and the infected stubble, helping manage the build-up of pathogens like crown rot when used as part of a crop rotation strategy...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Growers and consultants are acutely aware that management strategies for the likes of weed and disease control can't simply be considered on a short-term seasonal basis, they need to be planned according to their implications for the farming system as a whole... For management of disease carryover it is critical to understand the risk factors associated with individual diseases and the potential impact practices like strategic tillage might have, especially if disease posed a problem in the previous season... Research backed by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) has found that inter-row sowing between the old cereal rows can provide a physical separation between the new plant and the infected stubble, helping manage the build-up of pathogens like crown rot when used as part of a crop rotation strategy...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Soil quality is currently being measured in grain-producing areas across Australia... A selection of the biological, chemical and physical indicators of soil quality measured as part of the Monitoring Program, are shown in Table 1, which also lists how each indicator can be related to soil quality and production... The information on the website is provided in a number of formats including a 'traffic light' snap shot where each measure of soil quality is partitioned into ranges that are assigned green, amber and red status...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
The project has demonstrated that EM38 is a readily available tool that has the potential to map important yield related characteristics of Mallee soils and helps in identifying boundaries and characteristics of constrained zones... The proportion of Mallee growers using no-till increased from 40% to 75% in the Victorian Mallee, 50% to 74% in the SA Mallee and 18% to 45% in the NSW Mallee... The tools and training packages developed as a result of this project may be constituted as intellectual property and may need to be negotiated with the agency or group chosen to deliver this information to the industry and will be duly recognised...
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