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Catalogue: Ground Cover
By Alec Nicol The researchers behind two new albus lupin varieties - Luxor and Rosetta - say Australia has the potential to be the world's sole supplier of "100 per cent guaranteed sweet albus lupins" - a potentially lucrative position, but one that requires the industry to make a "clean start"... Dr Luckett says the simplest way of giving the industry a fresh start would be to sow only the newly released varieties Luxor and Rosetta next year... Mr Goucher says every generation of Luxor and Rosetta has been tested and all seed increase areas have been at least two kilometres from any other albus lupin crop: "We expect to have between 500 and 800 tonnes of Luxor seed and between 300 and 500 tonnes of Rosetta available for sowing in 2008...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Dr Cuddy's position is co-funded by the GRDC, the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) and the University of Sydney... Dr Satendra Kumar, NSW DPI director of plant biosecurity, says Dr Cuddy will research new incursions and monitor the emergence of different stripe rust species... Dr Cuddy says a key part of his role will be conducting stripe rust surveys to keep track of which species of the rust fungus are occurring in Australian crops...
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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
Chickpea prices quicken pulse rate.. In one week alone some 13,500t, valued at $10 million, was received, and by mid-November the Dalby-based company had traded more chickpeas than it usually would across an entire season, Mr Jorgensen says... Mr Jorgensen says while untimely rain did cause some drop in the forecast crop, that did not diminish demand on his business - it increased as growers sought cleaning and sieving services for rain-damaged and dirty grain...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Chickpea prices quicken pulse rate.. In one week alone some 13,500t, valued at $10 million, was received, and by mid-November the Dalby-based company had traded more chickpeas than it usually would across an entire season, Mr Jorgensen says... Mr Jorgensen says while untimely rain did cause some drop in the forecast crop, that did not diminish demand on his business - it increased as growers sought cleaning and sieving services for rain-damaged and dirty grain...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
A Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) workshop will be held in Finley next month to investigate top dressing crops in irrigated farming systems... They will discuss management options to increase yields, assessing crops to determine future nitrogen requirements, comparison of nitrogen rates for different management systems, strategies to minimise crop losses and product selection... More information on the workshop is available by phoning AgCommunicators on 08 8332 3277 or by visiting www.agcommunicators.com.au/workshops ...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
A Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) workshop will be held in Finley next month to investigate top dressing crops in irrigated farming systems... They will discuss management options to increase yields, assessing crops to determine future nitrogen requirements, comparison of nitrogen rates for different management systems, strategies to minimise crop losses and product selection... More information on the workshop is available by phoning AgCommunicators on 08 8332 3277 or by visiting www.agcommunicators.com.au/workshops ...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
GRDC and NSW DPI fire up the BBQ for growers at AgQuip.. Grain growers making the pilgrimage to this year's Commonwealth Bank AgQuip field days at Gunnedah, NSW can get an early start on Wednesday and beat the crowds... Growers are invited to join members of the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) northern panel and NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) for a complimentary barbeque breakfast and coffee at site I/24 on Wednesday August 20 at 7:30am...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
GRDC and NSW DPI fire up the BBQ for growers at AgQuip.. Grain growers making the pilgrimage to this year's Commonwealth Bank AgQuip field days at Gunnedah, NSW can get an early start on Wednesday and beat the crowds... Growers are invited to join members of the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) northern panel and NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) for a complimentary barbeque breakfast and coffee at site I/24 on Wednesday August 20 at 7:30am...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The NSW DPI is looking at new ways of developing good ground cover on the hard-setting red soils of the state"s north-west, as a result of research in Cambodia by Bernie Reppel... Research by the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) in Cambodia - funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR ) - has reinforced the view that ground cover holds the key to no-till farming... ACIAR Project Code ASEM2000109 More information: Dr Bob Martin, 02 6763 1100, bob.martin@dpi.nsw.gov.au [Photo (left): Not exactly cutting-edge agriculture but this photo of maize at CARDI"s new research station in Cambodia"s Preah Vihear Province does illustrate the value of residue cover (plot in left foreground) over the treatment without it (right)...
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