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Hailing from a dairy farm on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria's south-east, Susan did not have a typical introduction to the grains industry... Susan has a background in communications, having worked for the Burnet Institute in Melbourne... "As a grower I have an understanding of the practical ramifications of issues facing the grains industry, and working in research and development with the DEPI gives me an insight into the whole-of-industry approach to managing these issues," she says...
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In opening the state-of-the-art facility, the Victorian Minister for Agriculture and Food Security, Peter Walsh, said the genebank would house about 300 million seeds from around the world, which will be used in current and future plant breeding programs... "There is more than 2.7 kilometres of shelf space at minus 20 C, a capacity to hold 200,000 packets of seed and more than 2000 different crop species," he said... "I'd like to thank those people who for decades have worked behind the scenes nurturing these collections and preserving this material," Mrs Starick said...
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For many the summer cropping rotation will include sorghum and maximising crop yield and profitability will be a key driver of all pre-plant and in-crop agronomic decisions... The research took in data from 12 sites across the northern region during 2012-2013 to determine the agronomic and economic responses of grain sorghum to varying levels of N nutrition... Sites where starting soil N was less than 70kg N/hectare were all responsive to N application...
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For many the summer cropping rotation will include sorghum and maximising crop yield and profitability will be a key driver of all pre-plant and in-crop agronomic decisions... Recent research funded by the GRDC, Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAFFI), Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Queensland (DAFF) and NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) and presented by Matthew Gardner, NSW DPI Research Agronomist, Tamworth, has highlighted the importance of managing crop nitrogen (N) nutrition to yield estimations and grain protein targets... Sites where starting soil N was less than 70kg N/hectare were all responsive to N application...
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