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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
The outcomes of the project provide tools that offer agronomic, technical and financial confidence for those who are contemplating an investment in no-till... No-till has proved to be at least as profitable as conventional tillage in recent years and the evidence suggests that production areas under no-till have the capacity to increase in gross margin as the system develops... Research into the impact of long-term no-till on nitrogen demand that was funded as part of this project has demonstrated that in some circumstances less N is required and higher grain protein is achieved after multiple years of no-till...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
Fertiliser decisions by grain growers start with and rely on knowing the status of paddocks... Develop National and regional soil test - nutrient response calibrations for assessing the nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), potassium (K), and sulfur (S) status of soils used for cereal, pulse and oilseed production... BFDC is seeking to improve the confidence of grain growers and advisors using soil testing as a tool for making more accurate fertiliser decisions on farm...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
BFDC is seeking to improve the confidence of grain growers and advisors using soil testing as a tool for making more accurate fertiliser decisions on farm... Making better fertiliser decisions for cropping systems in Australia has four outputs that will be delivered through the project... Australian Fertiliser Industry: Speirs SD, Watmuff IG, Reuter DJ, Peverill KI (2010) Making Better Fertiliser Decisions for Cropping Systems in Australia...
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Catalogue: GRDC 2014 Research Summaries
The project will undertake a scoping study of current plant growth regulator (PGR) use and recommendations for R, D & E funding in the three GRDC agro-ecological regions... There can be a dichotomy between the scientific literature and the advice provided to growers on use of PGRs in crop management... Outputs of the project include the following: Literature review of current and previous research and development on the use of PGRs in crop management...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Caption: Leaf blotching in Bannister oats caused by septoria... Research has shown that foliar fungicides can significantly reduce the severity of the disease septoria blotch in Bannister oats and applications around the time of flag leaf emergence appear to be most effective... Mr Gray says that in lower disease situations, where infection hits the canopy later in the season, a single application at or around flag leaf emergence is likely to be able to protect crop leaves, help prevent infection developing in the mid and upper canopy and provide a yield benefit...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Caption: Leaf blotching in Bannister oats caused by septoria... Research has shown that foliar fungicides can significantly reduce the severity of the disease septoria blotch in Bannister oats and applications around the time of flag leaf emergence appear to be most effective... Mr Gray says that in lower disease situations, where infection hits the canopy later in the season, a single application at or around flag leaf emergence is likely to be able to protect crop leaves, help prevent infection developing in the mid and upper canopy and provide a yield benefit...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
The aim of the project was to define the plant pathogen incursion risk posed by travellers returning from overseas and interstate... An additional aim of the project was to increase awareness and education of international and domestic travellers who have been working in field crops, or visiting farms, about the risks of spreading plant pathogens on hair, clothing and footwear if these are not cleaned appropriately... Published PCR methods were evaluated for use in identification of the fungal spores...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
The effects of genes on traits in wheat of commercial importance were estimated using large plant breeding data sets, diagnostic markers and sophisticated statistical methods... The earliest successes occurred with the genes controlling grain quality in wheat, in particular enabling wheat breeders to select against alleles, or variants, of the glutenin and puroindoline genes that had negative effects on dough rheology traits (dough strength and dough extensibility) and on milling yield... It is suspected that Glu-D3 might interact with storage protein activator (SPA) genes the project team has begun typing the same lines used for Glu-D3 with a diagnostic marker developed by French scientists for SPA-B. Wheat breeding collaborators in Australian Grain Technologies (AGT) and LongReach have given this a high priority, because interactions between SPA and glutenin genes might explain why cultivars such as Bolac have higher than expected grain quality, while the reverse occurs for cultivars such as H45 ...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
DAQ00131 project activities aimed to: conserve tropical grains germplasm under long-term storage conditions; acquire new germplasm with unique traits of interest to clients (particularly to breeding programs); the maintenance of germplasm through viability testing and regeneration; and to increase awareness of the availability of tropical grains germplasm to clients... New project goals were to facilitate the creation of the national grains Genetic Resources Centre (GRC) and included training GRC staff in the use of GRIN-Global (GG), a software management system, so that grains data can be nationalised across Australia; and contribute to the action plan development for the relocation of tropical grains germplasm to both Tamworth and Horsham... The significant consultation and communication that the Biloela GRC staff undertook during the project have secured the conservation of two globally unique germplasm sets within the next project period...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
GRDC western regional panel chairman Peter Roberts said the RCSNs were a vital part of the GRDC's issues identification process for the western grain growing region... Ms Hill said the GRDC RCSN initiative had created valuable links between growers, GRDC personnel, researchers and other industry representatives and increased the GRDC's 'on the ground' presence in WA... Prior to her role as GRDC RCSN coordinator, Ms Hill worked for several years for the Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) and with her husband owned and ran a broadacre farm at Ravensthorpe until 2010...
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