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" GCTV8: Crop Biofactories Initiative 17 August 2012 Under GRDC and the CSIRO's joint Crop Biofactories Initiative Safflower has been modified to produce more of the good oil and launch Australian agricultural into a new era where crops become factories... 0.28: GCTV Ep#8 Biofactories 1.14: Craig Wood: Senior Research Scientist, CSIRO Plant Industry 3.439: Designing a new crop for Australia is pretty exciting... 6: Narrator: Craig Wood has put his background in molecular 8.809: biology and genetic engineering to good use developing an industrial oil and it comes 14.7: from an often overlooked plant the humble safflower...
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Safflower engineered by CSIRO produces levels of oleic acid that can replace some petrochemicals in the manufacture of plastics, paints, resins and many other industrial oils.. The oil was extracted from safflower plants specially engineered in Australia to replace non-renewable petrochemical feedstocks in the production of plastics, paints, lubricants and many more industrial oils and oleochemicals (chemicals derived from plant and animal fats)... "Our plant oils research team has shown that we can tailor safflower to produce extremely high levels of oleic acid in the seeds," Dr Green says...
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Safflower engineered by CSIRO produces levels of oleic acid that can replace some petrochemicals in the manufacture of plastics, paints, resins and many other industrial oils.. The oil was extracted from safflower plants specially engineered in Australia to replace non-renewable petrochemical feedstocks in the production of plastics, paints, lubricants and many more industrial oils and oleochemicals (chemicals derived from plant and animal fats)... "Our plant oils research team has shown that we can tailor safflower to produce extremely high levels of oleic acid in the seeds," Dr Green says...
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" Summer cropping in Victoria's Western Districts 17 July 2014 Victorian grower Tom Dunstan explains his operation at Telangatuk East... Alongside their winter cropping program, Tom and his wife Amity also grow summer crops such as corn, sunflowers and safflowers... Technology to reduce spray drift GCTV: Drift Reducing Technology..
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To prevent injury, ensure that plant back periods for safflower are observed for herbicides used in the previous crop, summer or pre-sowing knockdown sprays (eg 7 to 21 days for some 2,4-D products)... At present, there are no seed applied fungicides registered for use in safflower in Australia, although some products are widely used in the United States... At present there are no fungicides registered for disease control in safflower in Australia, although some success has been achieved with seed and foliar applied products in other countries, including the United States...
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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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"Once approved for commercial release, these future varieties of safflower may be grown in a wide range of regions, from South Australia through to southern Queensland," Dr Wood says... Dr Jody Higgins, GRDC senior manager of Commercial Grain Technologies, says market analysis indicates global demand for high-purity oleic acid oil could require more than 100,000 hectares of the new safflower varieties, which is comparable in size to Australia's cotton industry... "Crop biofactories have the potential to renewably produce a wide range of compounds that can replace many non-renewable petroleum-based industrial chemicals," Dr Green says...
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