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Catalogue: GRDC 2014 Research Summaries
Production of wheat is limited by many abiotic and biotic stresses... The project will consolidate initial achievements and aims to: i) Identify and develop high yielding, widely adapted germplasm with tolerance/resistance to terminal heat and drought stress ii) Transfer reputed heat and drought tolerance genes into Australian elite wheat backgrounds... iii) Identify potentially new sources of resistance to fungal diseases such as yellow rust and septoria, and incorporate those into adapted Australian genetic backgrounds to broaden the genetic base of resistance to diseases iv) Identify molecular markers closely linked to heat and drought tolerance genes and validate them in Australian wheat backgrounds...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (West)
Although a high-risk crop, oaten hay has the potential to outperform all other cereals with respect to gross margins... The widespread use of genetic analysis in agriculture is limited by economic factors... In the short term, fungicides used at seeding (seed dressings or applied in-furrow with fertiliser) and foliar fungicide sprays will mitigate risk and minimise losses...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Widespread frosts in Western Australia in 1998 and 2005 caused wheat yield losses of 500,000 and 700,000 tonnes respectively, while drought, salinity, disease and nutrient issues are ongoing challenges for the State's cereal growers... The GRDC also has equity investments in three of the commercial wheat breeding companies in Australia... Region West, North, South < Keep browsing 0 Responses to Investments aim to crack wheat's 'tough nuts'..
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Catalogue: NVT Online Papers
Trials sown to be harvested Trials abandonned due to drought, frost, animal damage, etc... Trials harvested, analysed and results published Trials harvested, but results too variable to publish yt ea le r ah BW.. Site Name Trial Manager Bauhinia Agrisearch Toowoomba, Richard Holzknecht Capella Agrisearch Toowoomba, Richard Holzknecht Chinchilla Agrisearch Toowoomba, Richard Holzknecht Dalby Agrisearch Toowoomba, Richard Holzknecht Goondiwindi Agrisearch Toowoomba, Richard Holzknecht Moura Agrisearch Toowoomba, Richard Holzknecht Oakey Agrisearch Toowoomba, Richard Holzknecht Springsure Agrisearch Toowoomba, Richard Holzknecht NB: Sites with split cells have multiple trials per crop with varying outcomes..
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
Why Weeds are necessary for Regeneration The main difference between "sustainability" and "regeneration" I believe is that most country is in dire need of vast improvement and having a mentality that sustainability or "protection" is good enough throws up two unfortunate blockages, particularly in the rangelands... If we can progress past this blockage than the alternative is for us to have "an abundance mentality" and create a positive situation where we produce far more than we could before by using different principles and attitude"... Outcomes: By using innovative principles of land and animal management and by continuing to learn and develop synergistic enterprises I am buoyed by the opportunity and potential we have to focus on improvements in all facets of our management from ecology, economy and social / community development in rural areas...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
An international alliance to advance wheat breeding - known as CAIGE - may not be high in the consciousness of Australian grain growers, but it is delivering benefits by helping to deliver new varieties with better yields... The elite genetic material, sourced from CIMMYT and ICARDA's scanning of global diversity in wheat's genetic material, is fast-tracked into Australia's commercial gene pool as advanced breeding lines, targeting yield, disease resistance and stress tolerance... Breeding lines sourced through CAIGE are grown alongside local varieties in Australian environments, including at sites located across the WA grainbelt, to allow for differences in environmental conditions and seasonal risks...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
CAIGE is the CIMMYT-Australia-ICARDA Germplasm Evaluation Program, which enables wheat germplasm to be imported under agreements with the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)... The elite genetic material, sourced from CIMMYT and ICARDA's scanning of global diversity in wheat's genetic material, is fast-tracked into Australia's commercial gene pool as advanced breeding lines, targeting yield, disease resistance and stress tolerance... Breeding lines sourced through CAIGE are grown alongside local varieties in Australian environments, including at sites located across the WA grainbelt, to allow for differences in environmental conditions and seasonal risks...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
PAP signals a survival advantage during water deficit in Arabidopsis plants During 2010 I have continued working towards my PhD, researching the molecular and biochemical mechanisms plants use to adapt to low water availability and drought... In our research group we have been studying a subtle mutation in Arabidopsis (a close relative of Canola) that may have important implications for drought resistance in many crops... The focus of my research is to determine if and how this chemical assists plants to adapt to water deficit or confer drought tolerance...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
PAP signals a survival advantage during water deficit in Arabidopsis plants During 2010 I have continued working towards my PhD, researching the molecular and biochemical mechanisms plants use to adapt to low water availability and drought... In our research group we have been studying a subtle mutation in Arabidopsis (a close relative of Canola) that may have important implications for drought resistance in many crops... The focus of my research is to determine if and how this chemical assists plants to adapt to water deficit or confer drought tolerance...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
Canola crops that fail due to drought, frost, poor pod set or low grain set can be cut as silage or hay... Markets for canola hay can be unstable... Before cutting a failed canola crop for hay or silage, the withholding period (WHP) and approval for use on forage crops must be checked on the labels of all chemicals used on the crop...
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