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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Through the creation and sharing of research and knowledge, ABCA's work aims to place biotechnology and gene technology into context as another invaluable innovation for Australian agriculture, ensuring that science guides public policy for the future of farming... More than 18 million growers in 27 countries planted GM crops across 175.2 million hectares in 2013, which is a three per cent increase from 2012, according to the latest annual figures released by the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA)... In passing the Biosafety and Biotechnology Law, Dr Oteng-Adjei said Ghana had no option but to adopt GM crop innovations to enhance agricultural production through scientific methods, and that "there was the need to put in place the necessary infrastructure to begin its [GMO] commercialisation in the country"...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Through the creation and sharing of research and knowledge, ABCA's work aims to place biotechnology and gene technology into context as another invaluable innovation for Australian agriculture, ensuring that science guides public policy for the future of farming... More than 18 million growers in 27 countries planted GM crops across 175.2 million hectares in 2013, which is a three per cent increase from 2012, according to the latest annual figures released by the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA)... In passing the Biosafety and Biotechnology Law, Dr Oteng-Adjei said Ghana had no option but to adopt GM crop innovations to enhance agricultural production through scientific methods, and that "there was the need to put in place the necessary infrastructure to begin its [GMO] commercialisation in the country"...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
In September, the research results of a team of French university scientists studying rats fed a particular GM maize variety that experienced negative health effects were published in the Food and Chemical Toxicology journal... Some of the shortcomings of the research, according to EFSA, include that the strain of rat used in the two-year study is prone to developing tumours during their life expectancy of approximately two years regardless of any treatment and that the researchers have not complied with internationally recognised methods for setting up and carrying out experiments... For example, a minimum of 50 rats is required per treatment group in order to draw firm conclusions and the authors used only 10 rodents per group...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The latest annual statistics regarding the global use of GM crops show that growers continue to reap the economic and environmental benefits of agricultural biotechnology, particularly in developing countries, after two decades of use... Since 1996 when GM crops were planted on just 1.7 million hectares, they have now been planted across close to 200 million hectares of arable land worldwide... Growers in up to 28 countries have reaped more than US$150 billion (A$202 billion) in benefits from their use...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The WGRC's role in the project is to identify traits that can assist hybrid wheat production and that are naturally available in grass species closely related to cultivated wheat... Bayer CropScience will work with WGRC researchers to develop a 'trait-discovery pipeline' for efficient hybrid wheat production using the university's genetic stocks... Dr Jesse Poland, adjunct assistant professor of agronomy, who leads the project, said climate models predicted that in regions such as South Asia, yield would decrease by 10 per cent for every 1 C rise in temperature...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Drought tolerance, disease resistance and yield top the priorities list for researchers assessing maize germplasm to improve varieties better suited to Australian tropical and subtropical farming systems... Dr Fekybelu says growers who produce maize as a summer crop often see it as unreliable and high risk, particularly in drier environments... Dr Fekybelu says the objective has been achieved in the first two years, with some lines showing a 20 per_cent increase in yield...
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Drought tolerance, disease resistance and yield top the priorities list for researchers assessing maize germplasm to improve varieties better suited to Australian tropical and subtropical farming systems... Dr Fekybelu says growers who produce maize as a summer crop often see it as unreliable and high risk, particularly in drier environments... Dr Fekybelu says the objective has been achieved in the first two years, with some lines showing a 20 per_cent increase in yield...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
The importation and testing of wheat developed at International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) in Mexico, has had substantial benefits to the Australian grains industry through increased yield, improved disease resistance, and enhanced genetic diversity... CIMMYT will coordinate the yearly shipment to Australia of materials developed under this project and those materials developed under other GRDC projects including selections made by Australian breeders in Obregon, Mexico... CIMMYT will make available the associated data to a coordinator in Australia for further distribution to Australian breeding programs...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
A three-way flow of information will continue through exchange of information via CAIGE, email digests, visits to CIMMYT and ICARDA by groups of Australian breeders and an annual meeting of all particpants to discuss progress... Wheat materials imported into Australia from the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) have provided valuable genetic diversity that has underpinned the Australian wheat industry since the inception of the Green Revolution... Improved access to and exploitation of wheat materials from International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) by Australian wheat breeders improves the effectiveness of cultivar development...
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Catalogue: Broadacre Field Crops DAFF QLD
" Print the page leafhopper damage, showing Wallaby ear in maize leafhopper damage, showing Wallaby ear in maize.. Multiple generations can occur on a crop but usually in low numbers... Chemical control options are available, but crops can be rapidly re-infested after spraying...
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