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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
Research was undertaken within the project and published in scientific journals to contribute to the management of important diseases, such as crown rot (CR) in wheat and spot form of net blotch (SFNB) in barley... The project provided disease screening capability to the National Variety Trials (NVT) and plant breeders to assist with the development of disease resistant cereals and to provide robust disease resistance ratings for industry... In summary the following were produced within the project: 11 scientific publications...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
The outputs of this and previous projects confirm the ability of CQ grain growers to produce more grain from less water using an opportunity cropping strategy during a decade of low rainfall years (2000-2009) and still maintain a profitable industry... This group of activities showed that the technologies assessed in the project were not 'grower friendly', and that they needed a high level of expertise for successful use and adoption... Cropping frequency An assessment of cropping sequences over 10 years on the Moonggoo and Kilmore case study farms examined the potential for increasing the cropping frequency in CQ as a means of improving the profitability of grain production...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Grower groups investigate value of broadleaf crops The value of growing pulse or brassica crops in various combinations and under different management regimes in a cereal-based cropping system is being investigated through a collaborative southern region project... The supplement outlines projects undertaken under the GRDC Crop Sequencing Initiative, which aims to help growers profitably integrate a greater range of land uses, including pastures and fallows, into their farming systems... Mr Kearns said the GRDC Crop Sequencing Initiative was established to improve understanding of the risks and benefits associated with including a broader range of crop types and end uses in the farming system...
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Catalogue: GRDC Publications
At Agrimaster, we use a set of powerful business tools to breakthrough barriers so you can see where you are 'now', 'where' you want to go and 'how' you are going to get there... As a farm becomes bigger and involves another generation, there is a need to turn our attention to the people inside the organisation and the formalities, such as job descriptions, staff reviews, training, individual equity in the business etc., needed to foster their individual long term growth and development... Matters discussed include financial position, strategic direction, operational challenges and structural and personal desires of partners, including succession planning...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
The project, together with its sister project based out of Tamworth with New South Wales Agriculture (NSW Ag), has underscored the growing area of canola in the northern grains region... Results from rotation experiments in northern NSW involving canola showed higher yields of wheat following brassica crops than those after either winter cereals or chickpeas, supporting results from southern Australia that the brassica crops are actively controlling cereal diseases... Survey results collected for this project suggest that a major motivation for growers to grow canola is to control problems of root diseases in winter cereals...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
Chickpea itself has no close wild relatives within its species, Cicer arietinum , and earlier attempts to cross chickpea with distant relatives using conventional hybridisation methods were unsuccessful... We conclude that barriers to wide crosses in chickpea using conventional methods occur after fertilisation, leading to abortion of the hybrid seed before maturity... The success of the project in achieving confirmed hybrids of chickpea X C. bijugum in tissue culture, which have never been achieved using conventional methods, has created much interest among chickpea breeders and researchers and we have been encouraged to continue the research...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
Contrary to initial expectations outlined in the project specification document, our best results have been obtained in chickpea... With GRDC support we have undertaken the ambitious goal of developing DH protocols for chickpea and field pea... As part of our multi-faceted approach we have also trialled anther culture, with good success in the development of somatic embryos and roots from anther-derived callus in chickpea and good induction of callus from anthers of field pea...
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Catalogue: GRDC 2014 Research Summaries
Much of the uncertainty comes from the variable nature of our climate, whether the enterprise is grazing, cropping, horticulture or bee keeping... Long term data and recent weather data along with seasonal forecasts are valuable in informing growers of system status (e.g. soil water, heat sum, radiation) and probabilities of future events (e.g. planting opportunities, seasonal rainfall, extremes in temperature)... The current version of Australian CliMate has the following analyses: How Often, How Hot -Cold, Season "s progress, How wet N, How likely, How "s El Nino and How "s the Past The aim of this project is:- to maintain the code, data access and server support; - improve security of data access from Silo;- add the POAMA seasonal forecast capability from BOM;- add a Potential..
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
We used the tools to quantify the climatic risks related to farm management options such as crop rotation, sowing date, cultivar, and nitrogen management, at eight locations in SEA. During the life of the project farmers showed increasing interest in these tools so that many are now commonly in use... 16. A tool (software package) "Climate Variability Analyser" to simplify the analysis of climate variability has been produced... Significant changes were observed in shift and dispersion of the probability distribution functions for climate variables and grain yield among the SOI and SSTs phases calculated at the end of July...
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Catalogue: Broadacre Field Crops DAFF QLD
Jamie is a research entomologist and has been based at Toowoomba for 15 years... He has been a member of the team working on projects that have increased our understanding of natural enemies and developed better options for helicoverpa management in grain crops... He is currently involved with a project investigating the contribution of natural resource management to IPM...
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