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NVT adopts grower approach to disease management.. Mr Bedggood says if the NVT are not treated for disease it misrepresents the potential of some varieties, especially if a commercial variety has become susceptible since its release and is currently widely grown... "To ensure uniformity of treatments, the NVT program likes to sow all seed bare [untreated], as supplied by the plant breeder, so we use a fertiliser at sowing which has been amended with fungicide," Mr Bedggood says...
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NVT committees break new ground.. "NVT Advisory Committees have been established across the agro-ecological zones of Australia to ensure rigour and relevance to the GRDC-funded NVT program," Mr Giles said... They will determine distribution of site locations, development and confirmation of local sowing windows, confirmation of canola maturity groups for locations, commercial relevance of varieties in the trials and the identification of local benchmark varieties on which to base management decisions, Mr Giles said...
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NVT adopts grower approach to disease management.. Mr Bedggood says if the NVT are not treated for disease it misrepresents the potential of some varieties, especially if a commercial variety has become susceptible since its release and is currently widely grown... "To ensure uniformity of treatments, the NVT program likes to sow all seed bare [untreated], as supplied by the plant breeder, so we use a fertiliser at sowing which has been amended with fungicide," Mr Bedggood says...
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" Date: 01.03.2007 Cover story: Western region - Flower spreads the mustard and saves rain coverwest Mustard is staking a claim for a place in no-till systems as a cover crop that can boost biomass, increase plant diversity and help make cropping systems more drought-resilient... [Photo (left) by Evan Collis: Dr Ken Flower, WANTFA scientific officer and trial manager: hardy Indian mustard should grow well in drier areas, offering multiple benefits including diversity, ground cover and potentially biodiesel.] "It is a significant amount of biomass, particularly in this (2006) season," says Ken Flower, trial manager and WA No-Tillage Farmers Association scientific officer... Dr Flower says the hardy Indian mustard should grow well in drier areas, providing benefits of plant diversity, ground cover and future potential income from biodiesel. "..
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