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Catalogue: GRDC 2014 Research Summaries
" Diagnostic services for pulse germplasm enhancement and breeding programs.. Researcher's Name: Dr Angela Freeman Organisation: Victorian Department of Environment and Primary Industries Email: angela.freeman@depi.vic.gov.au Phone: 03 53622111 Fax: 03 53622111 Project Code: DAV00134 Contract Start: 7/1/2013 Contract End: 6/30/2018.. Research..
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
Grain growers in 300-400mm Australian dryland farming systems lack a profitable oilseed broadleaf crop with stable yields that can be rotated with cereals (and field pea/chickpea)... Research is needed to address the comparative poor harvest index of B. juncea against canola ( Brassica napus) ... Suitable production zones have been successfully modelled using a median yield of 1.5t/ha (APSIM simulations), but model simulations should be redone for a long term median yield of 1.2t/ha...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The field-based trials will create a micro-atmosphere around plots of crops by raising the level of carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) in the air around the plants to 550 parts per million (ppm) - a level the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change expects the atmosphere will exceed this century... The level of CO 2 in the atmosphere is about 380ppm... Professor David McNeil, chair of agricultural science at the University of Tasmania, who established the project with the University of Melbourne's Professor Rob Norton, says it is vital for Australian farmers reliant on producing a premium product to know what to expect from their crops as CO 2 levels rise...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
Finally to the numerous farmers, business people and researchers I met around the world that were also very generous with their time and knowledge, thank you... It is widely regarded that cactus is high yielding, highly palatable and a readily available source of carbohydrates but lacks crude protein and crude fibre to get the best performance out of cactus it needs to be supplemented with a cheap source of fibre and protein (Nefzaoui, Salem, Salem, 2000, p512 - 516)... Develop a farming operation where a normal budget would rely on less than 50% of traditional farming system to generate the income reducing exposure to financial risk in droughts...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
The pre-breeding component will involve physiological characterization of elite germplasm from Australia and CIMMYT as well as genetic resources (synthetic & landraces) to design better targeted crosses... In accordance with recent recommendations (Australian Winter Cereals Workshop- Breeding for Better Performance Under Drought, ANU, 5-6 Sept 2007) work will focus on (i) traits that are unconstrained by yield penalties in wetter years; (ii) drought response under a range of 'water balances'; (iii) identifying germplasm with the ability to extract subsoil water; and, (iv) phenotyping in realistic environments... The first wave of physiological crosses (crosses based on physiological parameters) made at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and targeted to drought gave twice as many superior yielding lines under drought than the crosses based solely on yield information...
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Catalogue: Broadacre Field Crops DAFF QLD
Three drivers influence the incidence of plant disease: the host the environment the pathogen... Aspects of the host promoting disease are the growing of susceptible crop varieties, and widespread and sequential sowings of hosts susceptible to specific pathogens... The legacy of the floods and rain included transport of inoculum (crown rot, nematodes, leaf spots through movement of infected stubble and soil), development of sexual stages (leaf spots, head blights), survival of volunteers (unharvested material and self-sown plants in double crop situations) and weather-damaged seed...
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Catalogue: Broadacre Field Crops DAFF QLD
Three drivers influence the incidence of plant disease: the host the environment the pathogen... Aspects of the host promoting disease are the growing of susceptible crop varieties, and widespread and sequential sowings of hosts susceptible to specific pathogens... The legacy of the floods and rain included transport of inoculum (crown rot, nematodes, leaf spots through movement of infected stubble and soil), development of sexual stages (leaf spots, head blights), survival of volunteers (unharvested material and self-sown plants in double crop situations) and weather-damaged seed...
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Catalogue: Broadacre Field Crops DAFF QLD
Three drivers influence the incidence of plant disease: the host the environment the pathogen... Aspects of the host promoting disease are the growing of susceptible crop varieties, and widespread and sequential sowings of hosts susceptible to specific pathogens... The legacy of the floods and rain included transport of inoculum (crown rot, nematodes, leaf spots through movement of infected stubble and soil), development of sexual stages (leaf spots, head blights), survival of volunteers (unharvested material and self-sown plants in double crop situations) and weather-damaged seed...
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Catalogue: GRDC YouTube channel
" GCTV10: NVT adds world's best technology 03 May 2013 National Variety Trial reports providing far more comprehensive performance data... 193.42: Steve Jefferies: Let s assume we re looking at the yield 196.41: in NVTs in northeast NSW. Now what the previous analysis would do would show us the mean yield 204.17: of this variety might be there and the mean yield of this variety might be there... The previous analysis showed 245.34: that their means are almost identical but the new analysis shows that they are actually 249.67: very differently adapted and have very different risk profiles...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
I firmly believe that farmers are in the business of producing multiple commodities not just wool or wheat but are custodians of the environment not just for themselves but for society as a whole... As my knowledge expanded and my business increased I began to pass on that knowledge to farmers in an effort to encourage them to plant natives on farms... In the past we have focused as farmers on production and maximising yields...
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