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Catalogue: Ground Cover
" Date: 24.01.2008 Quality and price common triggers for global grain p12_barleyglobala The outlook for barley is all about breeding the right grain for the right market at the right price By Brendon Cant Since it was first cultivated in Latin America about 500 years ago, barley has had a special place in the hearts and minds of South American people, acquiring a high social and economic status... Today, rising beer consumption has driven increased plantings of malt barley in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay, while the Andean countries Bolivia, Ecuador, Columbia and Peru are home to food, feed and forage barley production... [Photo (left) by Brendon Cant: Dr Flavio Capettini] despite this, Mexico-based barley breeder Dr Flavio Capettini from the International Centre for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) says agricultural research resources have been scarce and the Australian model of rural R&D is one that Latin American countries should follow, especially in barley breeding...
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Key poinTs A single gene mutation in populations of the powdery mildew pathogen has caused disease control failure by some triazole fungicides... P H O T O : K i T H S i r i J A y A S e n A Use integrated disease management to reduce disease pressure and reliance on fungicides... Apply effective fungicides as soon as the disease becomes apparent; early control is essential to maximise fungicide efficacy...
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The increasing prevalence of barley powdery mildew is being seen as a warning to growers, breeders and chemical companies to change their ways or face potential resistance issues... "Barley powdery mildew costs growers in WA about $39 million a year in lost yield, particularly in the medium to high-rainfall zones, which experience high humidity," Professor Oliver says... Using genetic testing, Professor Oliver's team has found mutations in the barley powdery mildew collected over the past three years that make it resistant to fungicides, including tebuconazole and propiconazole - the active ingredients in Folicur and Tilt respectively...
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Nitrogen pushes HRZ barley to 10-tonne yields.. Southern Farming Systems Tasmanian trial manager David Kohler says the aim of the GRDC-sponsored trial was to demonstrate the potential for increased yields, rather than malt barley quality... Overall, grain yield was higher for the mid and high-nitrogen treatments, and protein was highly responsive to nitrogen treatments," Mr Kohler says...
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