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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (West)
Mention of a trade name or company in this publication does not imply endorsement of any product or company by the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia... Overall, 60-70 per cent of flour is used in traditional flat breads, 20-25 per cent of flour is used in western style breads and 5-10 per cent is used in cakes and biscuits... In summary, canola varieties sown 2-3 weeks earlier than normal (early to mid April) can be grazed in winter prior to bud elongation (usually providing 600-800 dse grazing days/ha) and recover with no impact on yield or oil...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (West)
KEYMESSAGES Incorrect use of phosphine since the 1950s, has led to escalating resistance in stored grain insects which threatens the continued use of phosphine at the farm level... In summary, canola varieties sown 2-3 weeks earlier than normal (early to mid April) can be grazed in winter prior to bud elongation (usually providing 600-800 dse grazing days/ha) and recover with no impact on yield or oil... When running a trial it is important to: 1...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
In terms of in-crop rainfall, recent seasons in many grain-growing areas have been little better than those experienced during the Millennium Drought... After a promising start, there was little follow-up rain in many districts the majority of growers still reported a satisfactory result... Growers who have been progressively improving their soil-moisture management, and becoming more comfortable with programs such as Yield Profit , had enough confidence even to top-dress with urea despite the lack of rain...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
We have now successfully applied this method to wheat, and have been successful in generating many new semi-dwarfing alleles in the same gene as the original Rht1... The studies now provide us with new sources of height variation in both barley and wheat, Australia?s two main cereal crops... A new method has been developed that allows the isolation of large numbers of mutants involving a gene that is important in regulating growth of wheat and barley...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
We have now successfully applied this method to wheat, and have been successful in generating many new semi-dwarfing alleles in the same gene as the original Rht1... The studies now provide us with new sources of height variation in both barley and wheat, Australia?s two main cereal crops... A new method has been developed that allows the isolation of large numbers of mutants involving a gene that is important in regulating growth of wheat and barley...
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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: Ground Cover
As atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) increases, wheat grain yields are expected to increase by five to 40 per_cent through the 'CO2 fertilisation effect'; the climate is more than just elevated CO 2 ... Researchers at the Australian Grains Free-Air Carbon Dioxide Enrichment (AGFACE) facility at Horsham, Victoria, are measuring the effects of a changing climate through field experiments in which additional carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) is released onto test crops, a technique known as free-air CO 2 enrichment (FACE)... If the water supply to plants can be increased with careful agronomic management (for example, stubble retention and weed control) the effects of rising temperatures and lower growing-season rainfall could be reduced...
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