You are here

gm cotton

Catalogue: Ground Cover
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...
Related categories:
Catalogue: Broadacre Field Crops DAFF QLD
For information and descriptions of recommended, commercially available varieties, growers are referred to the variety guides produced annually by Cotton Seed Distributors Ltd... Once purchased, a grower can maintain seed of a variety with Plant Breeder's Rights (PBR) protection... The area of cotton planted under irrigation should be determined by: the ability to complete an irrigation cycle every 7-10 days during peak flowering of the crop the total amount of water available, as moisture stress has a large effect on yield...
Related categories:
Catalogue: Broadacre Field Crops DAFF QLD
For information and descriptions of recommended, commercially available varieties, growers are referred to the variety guides produced annually by Cotton Seed Distributors Ltd... Once purchased, a grower can maintain seed of a variety with Plant Breeder's Rights (PBR) protection... The area of cotton planted under irrigation should be determined by: the ability to complete an irrigation cycle every 7-10 days during peak flowering of the crop the total amount of water available, as moisture stress has a large effect on yield...
Related categories:
Catalogue: Broadacre Field Crops DAFF QLD
For information and descriptions of recommended, commercially available varieties, growers are referred to the variety guides produced annually by Cotton Seed Distributors Ltd... Once purchased, a grower can maintain seed of a variety with Plant Breeder's Rights (PBR) protection... The area of cotton planted under irrigation should be determined by: the ability to complete an irrigation cycle every 7-10 days during peak flowering of the crop the total amount of water available, as moisture stress has a large effect on yield...
Related categories:
Catalogue: Ground Cover
A record 181.5 million hectares of GM crops were grown across 28 countries in 2014, according to the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA)... Since 1996, more than 10 food and fibre GM crops have been approved and commercialised around the world, ranging from major commodities such as soybeans, maize and cotton, to fruits and vegetables such as papaya, eggplant and potato... In the shorter term, the ISAAA predicts GM maize (insect-resistant, herbicide-tolerant and high-phytase) will be commercialised in China, with insect-resistant rice coming in the longer term...
Related categories:
Catalogue: Ground Cover
A record 181.5 million hectares of GM crops were grown across 28 countries in 2014, according to the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA)... Since 1996, more than 10 food and fibre GM crops have been approved and commercialised around the world, ranging from major commodities such as soybeans, maize and cotton, to fruits and vegetables such as papaya, eggplant and potato... In the shorter term, the ISAAA predicts GM maize (insect-resistant, herbicide-tolerant and high-phytase) will be commercialised in China, with insect-resistant rice coming in the longer term...
Related categories: