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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: Ground Cover
Controlling Phytophthora root rot (PRR) in chickpea crops is a two-step process, says Dr Kevin Moore, a plant pathologist from the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (DPI) in Tamworth... In a paper presented at the March GRDC Research Update in Goondiwindi, Queensland, Dr Moore emphasised that although there are no in-crop control measures for PRR, there are two steps that reduce the risk of damage... Dr Moore leads the chickpea component of a GRDC-funded research project that includes investigating the effects of PRR on commercial chickpea varieties, advanced breeding lines and hybrids with wild relatives of chickpea...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Controlling Phytophthora root rot (PRR) in chickpea crops is a two-step process, says Dr Kevin Moore, a plant pathologist from the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (DPI) in Tamworth... In a paper presented at the March GRDC Research Update in Goondiwindi, Queensland, Dr Moore emphasised that although there are no in-crop control measures for PRR, there are two steps that reduce the risk of damage... Dr Moore leads the chickpea component of a GRDC-funded research project that includes investigating the effects of PRR on commercial chickpea varieties, advanced breeding lines and hybrids with wild relatives of chickpea...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Chickpea grain defects can cost a grower $50 to $80 per tonne, and knowing which varieties are susceptible to these defects, and what environmental conditions encourage these defects, is key knowledge to combat them... GRDC and the New South Wales (NSW) Department of Primary Industries (DPI) launched research to mitigate the impact of chickpea grain defects and diseases in the north... Dr Jennifer Wood and Dr Kevin Moore from NSW DPI are mapping the incidence of defects and disease against weather data across Australia, to determine underlying causes and genetic susceptibility...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Using existing herbicide industry data, independent field experiments in WA, NSW and Victoria, and fully automated on-farm weather stations, the researchers confirmed that clodinafop performance depends on environmental factors such as soil moisture, temperature and water volume... "At York, WA, we found that on eight days out of a 60-day period, spraying at the recommended rate would have resulted in less than 90 per cent control of wild oats, while 150 kilometres away at Merredin only three days in the same period would have resulted in this low level of control," explained John Moore of the Weeds CRC... The researchers point out that each herbicide has a recommended rate of application detailed on the manufacturer's label, but say this is for average conditions, and higher or lower rates within the specified range may be appropriate...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The CSIRO has discovered an Australian strain of a "mineral-eating" fungus that promises to release nutrients from soil minerals and boost crop yields... The strains that have now been discovered can release nutrients from soil minerals... To date, the major limitation has been the identification and development of strains of Penicillium suited to local soils and environmental conditions...
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