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The Technical Resource Manual for Farm Fire Recovery was developed by the SA Research and Development Institute in response to the Lower Eyre Peninsula 'Black Tuesday' fire in January 2005... Information is provided on the key management issues that growers will need to address to return paddocks to full production... NSW Minister for Primary Industries, Land and Water Niall Blair said this year's finalists were all great examples of women making outstanding contributions to their regional communities: "I congratulate Fiona Mead, Aimee Snowden and Hannah Wandel, who were selected from an exceptional field of nominees and are all leaders and role models for regional NSW."..
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Pulse breeders and pulse research agronomists from across Australia working with Pulse Breeding Australia (PBA) have developed and tested three new varieties that may soon find a place as valuable cash crops within growers' systems... Dr Kedar Adhikari, program leader and grain legume breeder at the University of Sydney, says PBA Nasma is well adapted to northern NSW where it has out-yielded PBA Warda by three to five per cent in dryland and irrigated trials... In terms of seed size, Dr Adhikari says PBA Nasma is the largest of the northern faba bean varieties...
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Pulse breeders and pulse research agronomists from across Australia working with Pulse Breeding Australia (PBA) have developed and tested three new varieties that may soon find a place as valuable cash crops within growers' systems... Dr Kedar Adhikari, program leader and grain legume breeder at the University of Sydney, says PBA Nasma is well adapted to northern NSW where it has out-yielded PBA Warda by three to five per cent in dryland and irrigated trials... In terms of seed size, Dr Adhikari says PBA Nasma is the largest of the northern faba bean varieties...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Commander and Buloke remain the highest yielding malting varieties.. Table 1 includes grain yield results for seven varieties undergoing malting accreditation... Only data for varieties evaluated in all trials is included...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Growers relish new lentil option.. *Growers get new option for weed control in lentils.. Some growers are choosing to apply imazethapyr directly onto Hurricane because it has a permit from the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) for use...
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The development of safflower as an alternative source of industrial oils may increase crop options for northern growers... Research agronomist Kathi Hertel from the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries says safflowers are well suited to the northern region; their high water requirement and long growing season need to be offset by paddock benefits and/or profitability... PHOTO: Toni Somes "Safflower is well suited to the northern region and this, combined with industrial crop technology, creates a potential new industry - the production of renewable high-purity oleic acid oil suited to a range of compounds that can replace petroleum-based industrial chemicals," she says...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
In 2012, wheat variety trial yields across 27 South Australian NVT sites, averaged 2.69 t/ha, which was slightly below the 5 year (2007-2011) average of 2.97 t/ha... Shield was not evaluated within the South East trials but elsewhere it produced moderate test weights with generally lower than average grain size... Dart has been evaluated in SA NVT since 2010 ...
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Consultant Bob Freebairn makes the case for supporting new wheat varieties in well-managed rotations, with this look at the way one northern New South Wales property is progressing.. For Bill and Andrew Yates, choosing varieties on their level of tolerance and resistance to P. thornei has become a critical consideration... The Yates rely heavily on data from the National Variety Trials when choosing varieties, confident that any claims of yield improvement by new releases can be rigorously assessed...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
2013 results highlight varietal differences in grain size... The area sown to barley in South Australia in 2013/14 is estimated at 925,000 hectares which is slightly above the current five year average, possibly influenced by limited early sowing opportunities in some districts... Only varieties tested in all trials within a region are included...
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