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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
The project has increased industry knowledge and identified DNA markers linked to genes controlling wheat grain quality in a range of environments for adoption by breeding programs to improve the efficiency of selecting new improved germplasm... The outcomes of the project form the basis whereby future R&D activities can build on discoveries made, progress further knowledge and develop new R&D initiatives generated in this project... Since both traits were measured in the Ajana/WAWHT2046 population grown at multiple sites, the data generated in this project allowed further investigation of the relationship between water absorption and milling yield...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
To help plant breeders develop varieties with improved characteristics for production in Australia, the GRDC is investing in two genome sequencing projects in pulse crops... Australia is a major producer of narrowleaf lupins, so the GRDC has commissioned this sequencing project, which will be among the first major plant genome sequencing projects in Australia... The second project relates to involvement in the International Chickpea Genome Sequencing Initiative (ICGSI). This initiative is a collaboration between the major chickpea-producing countries, including India, through project leader the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Canada, Spain and the US. Kabuli chickpeas will be the focus of the ICGSI's sequencing effort...
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Catalogue: GRDC 2014 Research Summaries
Cropping remains risky in these environments and the Low Rainfall Regional Cropping Solutions Network has identified the need to develop farming systems with lower input costs... Within Europe and the USA significant research has been conducted into Low Input Sustainable Farming (LISA:USA) and Low input farming systems (LIFS: Europe)... To comprehensively investigate what research has been conducted and how the outcomes of this research can be integrated into grain grower practices within the low rainfall zones of the GRDC southern region;..
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
Increase the direct exposure of agency researchers to key prioritised industry research questions and needs... A secondary component of this work was to examine the impact of early desiccation timing to both maximise the opportunity to save soil moisture and potentially shorten the re-cropping interval... The clear advantage over previous approaches is to ensure that the actual question or focus of this work is much more driven by industry rather than by the researcher...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
The project will evaluate the role and benefits of canola, juncea canola and mustard in the South West Queensland and North West New South Wales crop production areas (regional centres of Roma and Mungindi)... The project will investigate the performance of these brassicas in a range of scenarios to determine how they might fit into the farming system and will measure the rotational benefits of these crops in cereal and cereal/chickpea rotation systems... In the first year of the project, demonstration plantings of selected brassica varieties will take place on farms throughout the region to raise awareness of opportunities for these crops, and a detailed literature review and stakeholder workshop will be conducted to identify priorities for subsequent years field trials...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
No grower would question the fact that climate variability is the single biggest factor impacting on their production... Growers" effectiveness in managing the risk presented by climate variability is critical to their profitability and sustainability as farm businesses... The project aims to pay greater attention to growers" needs, build their capacity to better manage climate risk, ensure information has more relevance, clarity and timeliness and evaluate and introduce different approaches to delivery...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
The project will evaluate the role and benefits of canola, juncea canola and mustard in the South West Queensland and North West New South Wales crop production areas (regional centres of Roma and Mungindi)... The project will investigate the performance of these brassicas in a range of scenarios to determine how they might fit into the farming system and will measure the rotational benefits of these crops in cereal and cereal/chickpea rotation systems... In the first year of the project, demonstration plantings of selected brassica varieties will take place on farms throughout the region to raise awareness of opportunities for these crops, and a detailed literature review and stakeholder workshop will be conducted to identify priorities for subsequent years field trials...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The project, by Southern Farming Systems (SFS), aims to help increase adoption of pasture and fodder-based practices to solve problems threatening the long-term viability of cropping-dominant systems in the HRZ... SFS consultant Simon Falkiner, of FalkinerAg, says the project, established in 2011, has helped growers overcome the challenges of working with a cropping system inherited from north of the Great Dividing Range... He says SFS and the GRDC have worked together for a long time and this project has also allowed Gorst Rural to work with the University of Melbourne's School of Engineering to develop a machine to take pasture and bury it in the soil profile...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
Mixed farming in a changing environment raises complex questions that can be difficult to resolve at an individual farmer level... The Southern New South Wales Grain and Graze (G&G) II project will assist farmers and their advisors to understand and navigate the decision making process... It will also develop support structures to access and utilise the resources available when faced with these decisions...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
Mixed farming in a changing environment raises complex questions that can be difficult to resolve at an individual farmer level... The Southern New South Wales Grain and Graze (G&G) II project will assist farmers and their advisors to understand and navigate the decision making process... It will also develop support structures to access and utilise the resources available when faced with these decisions...
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