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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
The project will undertake an ambitious field program across South Australia and Victoria to evaluate the different resistance genes available to wheat breeding programs to determine the level of resistance required to manage CCN, Pratylenchus neglectus and P. thornei populations in current farming systems, and develop recommendations to breeding companies on the need for resistant and tolerant varieties across the southern region... To improve recommendation to growers, the project will also assess tolerance of current wheat and barley varieties to CCN, P. neglectus and P. thornei and update guidelines on use of nematode resistant and tolerant varieties to minimise yield losses, including revising the risk categories based on initial nematode levels... A new research officer Sjaan Davey, has been appointed to this project and in collaboration with Dr Grant Hollaway,DPI Vic (via GRDC project DAV00104), and Bev Gogel and Prof Brian Cullis (GRDC project, Statistics for the Australian Grains Industry), is co-ordinating field trials in SA and Victoria to check the calibration of the pot experiments used to classify the resistance levels to CCN, Pratylenchus neglectus and P. thornei in new varieties, and is developing a field program to assess how well new varieties tolerate the nematodes in the current farming systems...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
The project will undertake an ambitious field program across South Australia and Victoria to evaluate the different resistance genes available to wheat breeding programs to determine the level of resistance required to manage CCN, Pratylenchus neglectus and P. thornei populations in current farming systems, and develop recommendations to breeding companies on the need for resistant and tolerant varieties across the southern region... To improve recommendation to growers, the project will also assess tolerance of current wheat and barley varieties to CCN, P. neglectus and P. thornei and update guidelines on use of nematode resistant and tolerant varieties to minimise yield losses, including revising the risk categories based on initial nematode levels... A new research officer Sjaan Davey, has been appointed to this project and in collaboration with Dr Grant Hollaway,DPI Vic (via GRDC project DAV00104), and Bev Gogel and Prof Brian Cullis (GRDC project, Statistics for the Australian Grains Industry), is co-ordinating field trials in SA and Victoria to check the calibration of the pot experiments used to classify the resistance levels to CCN, Pratylenchus neglectus and P. thornei in new varieties, and is developing a field program to assess how well new varieties tolerate the nematodes in the current farming systems...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Grains research enters a new era.. The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) has begun delivering on its pledge to secure the future viability of grain production in Queensland and New South Wales... With research suggesting that the majority of current farming systems are dramatically underachieving on water use efficiency, the GRDC is co-funding the innovative new project aimed at better understanding how northern farming systems can be improved to boost productivity and profitability...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Grains research enters a new era.. The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) has begun delivering on its pledge to secure the future viability of grain production in Queensland and New South Wales... With research suggesting that the majority of current farming systems are dramatically underachieving on water use efficiency, the GRDC is co-funding the innovative new project aimed at better understanding how northern farming systems can be improved to boost productivity and profitability...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
We used the tools to quantify the climatic risks related to farm management options such as crop rotation, sowing date, cultivar, and nitrogen management, at eight locations in SEA. During the life of the project farmers showed increasing interest in these tools so that many are now commonly in use... 16. A tool (software package) "Climate Variability Analyser" to simplify the analysis of climate variability has been produced... Significant changes were observed in shift and dispersion of the probability distribution functions for climate variables and grain yield among the SOI and SSTs phases calculated at the end of July...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
During presentations at the recent round of Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Grains Research Updates, CSIRO senior farming systems scientist Dr Lindsay Bell said significant opportunities existed to improve the efficiency of farming systems with only 29% of surveyed crop sequences achieving 80% of their potential water use efficiency... He said farming systems were also under mounting pressure from herbicide resistance, declining soil fertility and increasing soil-borne pathogens, requiring effective responses within the farming system to maintain productivity... Assessing the performance of this year's winter crop can offer enormous insight into the success, or failure, of disease, pest and weed management programs and those lessons can benefit the farming system for years to come...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
During presentations at the recent round of Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Grains Research Updates, CSIRO senior farming systems scientist Dr Lindsay Bell said significant opportunities existed to improve the efficiency of farming systems with only 29% of surveyed crop sequences achieving 80% of their potential water use efficiency... He said farming systems were also under mounting pressure from herbicide resistance, declining soil fertility and increasing soil-borne pathogens, requiring effective responses within the farming system to maintain productivity... Assessing the performance of this year's winter crop can offer enormous insight into the success, or failure, of disease, pest and weed management programs and those lessons can benefit the farming system for years to come...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
As leader of northern dryland cropping systems with the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI), an active member of numerous industry bodies and a passionate advocate for helping growers improve farm efficiency, Loretta Serafin is a familiar face to growers in the northern grain belt... "I see a range of challenges and opportunities for the grains industry, both through my work with the NSW Department of Primary Industries in Tamworth and my grain industry networks," she said... "As a northern panel member, my role is to be the conduit between growers and researchers, but we are also trying to assimilate what the research priorities are, identify the issues we need to react to immediately and what the issues will be going into the future...
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Catalogue: GRDC 2014 Research Summaries
The contributing factors to soil acidification under the current farming systems are well understood, as are the best practice management systems... For such change in practice to be achieved a whole of industry approach is required and this project will combine a reference committee, on-going education, extension and training of key private and government advisors/consultants who will then support growers into the future... The group will be asked to revisit the major barriers to adoption of liming by growers and propose solutions to overcome them while at the same time consider additional challenges posed by the desired doubling of lime use...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
New or improved perennial cultivars are the end result of the work initiated by this project and through these the grains industry will derive benefits from investing in the work of this project... The outcome of the activity ensured the establishment of a comprehensive perennial germplasm collection to meet immediate and foreseeable breeding requirements... The outcome of the activity ensured user requirements were met by the safe introduction of germplasm of importance to Australian agriculture...
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