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Dr Rohan Nelson, ABARE"s principal natural resources economist and co-author of the report - "Forecasting the regional impact of climate variability on Australian crop farm incomes" - hopes it will allow climate policy advisers to develop guidelines for more timely and better targeted drought assistance... Dr Nelson says that climate data that has been collected around Australia for many years is not as useful on its own as when put into the context of how rural communities cope with adverse climate conditions... Dr Nelson says that since current drought policy is focused on enhancing the self-reliance of farmers, increasing the diversity of farm income sources could be one of the most effective policy options for reducing the vulnerability of farm households to climate variability...
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Molecular breeding tools are being developed to tap the adaptive diversity of lupins' wild relatives.. "Breeders recall a story about a 'lupine dinner' held in Hamburg in 1918 (by the Association for Applied Botany) that captures the breadth of lupin's versatility and the reason that Germany spearheaded efforts to domesticate lupins," Dr Nelson says. ".. WA today dominates world production of commercial lupins...
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Molecular breeding tools are being developed to tap the adaptive diversity of lupins' wild relatives.. "Breeders recall a story about a 'lupine dinner' held in Hamburg in 1918 (by the Association for Applied Botany) that captures the breadth of lupin's versatility and the reason that Germany spearheaded efforts to domesticate lupins," Dr Nelson says. ".. WA today dominates world production of commercial lupins...
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There is simply nothing in the domesticated gene pool that can provide in-between flowering times... During 2014, a breakthrough was made in Dr Nelson's laboratory by a 22-year-old GRDC undergraduate honours student, Candy Taylor, who at the time was completing the fourth year of a genetics and breeding undergraduate course at the University of WA... "In early-flowering plants that do not require vernalisation to flower, the FTc1 (flowering-time) gene was expressed at high levels at all times and throughout the plant," Ms Taylor says...
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There is simply nothing in the domesticated gene pool that can provide in-between flowering times... During 2014, a breakthrough was made in Dr Nelson's laboratory by a 22-year-old GRDC undergraduate honours student, Candy Taylor, who at the time was completing the fourth year of a genetics and breeding undergraduate course at the University of WA... "In early-flowering plants that do not require vernalisation to flower, the FTc1 (flowering-time) gene was expressed at high levels at all times and throughout the plant," Ms Taylor says...
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