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Research harvests that set the future.. A team led by lentil breeder Dr Michael Materne and technical officer Steve Murden harvested pulse trials, including new varieties of Ascochyta blightresistant chickpeas that will progressively be released commercially over coming seasons... After virtually being wiped out in southeastern Australia in the late 1990s, researchers believe the new varieties will allow chickpeas to again play an important and profitable role in the southern region"s crop cycles...
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Cover story: Southern region - Yields encourage Tasmanian cereals coversoutha.. As hosts of Southern Farming Systems trials in Tasmania last year, the Bradley and Chilvers families' farming partnership witnessed some spectacular results... The yields, along with the results from the trials, which were funded by the GRDC's high-rainfall-zone wheat-breeding program, indicate that high-input crops have a promising future in Tasmania, where an increasing proportion of farmland is turning to cereals...
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Southern Farming Systems (SFS) trials are helping Victorian grower George Leishman explore the potential for a new off-farm venture that he hopes will help lift crop yields for Australian grain growers... George, who farms 1300 hectares with his family at Streatham, about 80 kilometres south-west of Ballarat, commissioned the SFS trials to test whether a novel fertiliser coating from Thailand - used there in a range of crops - could similarly increase grain yields in Australia... If the promising results are repeated in further trials this season, he hopes the coating might develop into a business that keeps him in the grains industry - and help his family overcome the age-old problem of succession planning when there is not enough land to support two brothers...
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