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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Plans to bring barley breeding into a nationally-coordinated program have moved a step closer with the different breeding program leaders agreeing on the need for structural change to keep Australian programs internationally competitive... A national program would raise the level of barley breeding, not just to provide growers with improved varieties, but also ensure breeding programs are in step with market forces... The steering committee, at a meeting in Adelaide on 21 October, also agreed that Barley Australia should be recognised as the peak industry body and provide market direction to the breeding programs...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
" ATTACHMENT - FINAL REPORT DAW00087: Better long-lead seasonal and crop forecasts for southern Australia David Stephens, Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia Summary of seasonal outlooks presented at Crop Updates in February and what followed... Drier season (low) Average to well below (high) Average to above (high) Average to below (low).. Actual Rain in deciles most of WA wheatbelt 2-5 1 5-8 2-6 4-8 1 1 north 2-5 south 5-8 2-5 north..
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The chance of a La Ni a developing in 2007 is thought to be higher than the long-term average, which is about one in five, or 20 per cent... La Ni a events tend to follow El Ni os; the 2006-07 El Ni o weakened somewhat earlier than normal giving time for a La Ni a to begin developing during the critical March to June period; and a large pool of cold sub-surface water remains in the central to eastern tropical Pacific Ocean and is starting to affect surface temperatures in the region... BOM climate meteorologist Grant Beard says that although central to eastern Pacific sea-surface temperatures have remained close to average during March, following the rapid cooling that took place during January and February, the remaining large pool of cold sub-surface water could indicate a La Ni a event...
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