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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Two of Australia"s crop scientists with international reputations for their work with gene technologies, Dr Jim Peacock and Dr T.J. Higgins, have been leading efforts to promote the role of gene technologies in crop development... Brad Collis talks to Dr Higgins (this page) and Dr Peacock (page 18) [Photo (left) by Brad Collis: " The real value of GM tools is the crucial knowledge they are opening up" Dr T.J. Higgins].. Dr Higgins, an internationally recognised authority on crop biotechnologies, says the incorporation of the Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) gene as a natural insecticide in the cotton plant broke that industry"s heavy reliance on chemical pesticides, and has gradually moved it from being a social pariah to a leader in environmental management systems and land stewardship...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (North)
In the short term (at least the next 8 years), these crops will in essence provide new uses for old herbicides and old herbicide groups... In summary, the research also indicates that the public is least likely to approve of GMOs that: Benefit a company over the public; Involve gene transfer from species that are not closely related; Are not undertaken for a societal benefit; Are perceived as being possibly harmful to people or the environment; or Is a food over a non-food application... At the outset of the project, a draft strategy was proposed, and it was this strategy that the project team and participant growers/consultants worked towards implementing and evaluating...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (South)
In the short term (at least the next 8 years), these crops will in essence provide new uses for old herbicides and old herbicide groups... In summary, the research also indicates that the public is least likely to approve of GMOs that: Benefit a company over the public; Involve gene transfer from species that are not closely related; Are not undertaken for a societal benefit; Are perceived as being possibly harmful to people or the environment; or Is a food over a non-food application... At the outset of the project, a draft strategy was proposed, and it was this strategy that the project team and participant growers/consultants worked towards implementing and evaluating...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (North)
Topic Welcome Breaking the yield barrier in grain sorghum Agronomy for success in high yield sorghum years on the Northern Downs.. The study presents output from the APSIM model to quantify the effects of the various strategies... I believe a key factor in the success of many of today's leading agricultural enterprises has been their ability to have their children acquire an education and experience that will equips them to make a meaningful contribution to the business...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (South)
Topic Welcome Breaking the yield barrier in grain sorghum Agronomy for success in high yield sorghum years on the Northern Downs.. The study presents output from the APSIM model to quantify the effects of the various strategies... I believe a key factor in the success of many of today's leading agricultural enterprises has been their ability to have their children acquire an education and experience that will equips them to make a meaningful contribution to the business...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The cause of septoria nodorum blotch on wheat, Parastagonospora nodorum , can reduce wheat yields by 10 to 20 per cent despite the application of fungicides and a heavy focus on plant breeding over the past 30 years... Despite missing the ability to make and secrete the encoded proteins, the mutant fungal strain still retained the ability to infect wheat... "Already by providing the option of effectors and markers to breeders, we have helped breed wheat with much better disease-resistant profiles, which has saved the industry millions of dollars through improved yields."..
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Good management of segregation is vital in winning acceptance for GM crops, says a top scientist By Brad Collis [Photo (left)by Brad Collis: Dr Jim Peacock: "All people have a right to enough good and healthy food.".. With canola the only prospective GM food crop at this point, Dr Peacock says he is hoping the industry follows the example set by the cotton industry in preparing the way for market acceptance before starting production... Dr Peacock has recently addressed the National Farmers Federation executive and the National Press Club in his efforts to raise the level of understanding of the potential that he says gene technologies have...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The Agricultural Biotechnology Council of Australia (ABCA) is a joint initiative of AusBiotech, CropLife Australia, the GRDC and the National Farmers' Federation... ABCA has been established to help shape a new era for Australian agriculture by encouraging informed debate on biotechnology through the dissemination of credible, balanced, science-based information... In Australia, there are 10 field trial licences and one application in the pipeline for gene technology research involving wheat or wheat and barley, according to the Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (Table 1)...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The Agricultural Biotechnology Council of Australia (ABCA) is a joint initiative of AusBiotech, CropLife Australia, the GRDC and the National Farmers' Federation... ABCA has been established to help shape a new era for Australian agriculture by encouraging informed debate on biotechnology through the dissemination of credible, balanced, science-based information... In Australia, there are 10 field trial licences and one application in the pipeline for gene technology research involving wheat or wheat and barley, according to the Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (Table 1)...
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The group's National Agricultural Survey of more than 600 farmers each year found that those in favour of GM crops increased from 19 per cent in 2002 to 32 per cent in 2004 and 49 per cent in 2006... Kondinin Group chief executive officer Dr William Ryan says the results show grower attitudes to this controversial topic are shifting, with more believing the technology will be beneficial to their farming operations... Australian oilseeds Opportunities discussed include increasing the supply of local oilseed meal to the stockfeed industry, the development of stable oils for frying which could compete with soybean and palm oil imports, and meeting the needs of niche markets for GM and non-GM oilseeds as they develop...
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