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harvest ripeness

Catalogue: Ground Cover
After a decade of GRDC supported research, progress is being made in understanding the causes of grain quality defects - pre-harvest sprouting, late-maturity alpha-amylase and black point - that regularly take the gloss off an otherwise profitable crop... Pre-harvest sprouting, late-maturity alpha-amylase and black point are grain quality defects controlled by independent genes, triggered by different weather conditions... Grain from the wheat grown in the screening program is collected and germination tested to establish the level of dormancy...
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