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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
The publication has been prepared to provide an introduction to Australian wheat quality... We are particularly keen that the publication is of value to growers as it will help to explain the quality factors inherent in the genetic composition of a variety, and those that are influenced by the environment... While farm-gate return in dollars per hectare will always be a grower's key focus, choosing the variety that suits local growing conditions and is attractive to a range of buyers should help achieve maximum financial return...
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The wild, ancient ancestors of wheat are a vital key to solving the problem of root lesion nematodes in Australia, researchers now believe... Northern growers currently have no commercial wheat varieties that resist the ravages of RLN, and the massive yield losses they experience each year are of great concern to the industry... Since there are no available commercial wheat varieties with resistance to RLN, choosing varieties that are tolerant, such as EGA Gregory , is a good first step in managing their populations (see the 2014 Queensland Wheat Varieties Guide )...
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AUSTRALIA'S $7,000 million-a-year wheat industry can choose to be part of the global commodity market, of the $48,000 million-a-year domestic food industry or of a future $400,000 million-a-year renewable resources industry... All that is needed is for the industry to have a vision of where it is heading and a commitment to that vision, Ross Gilmour told Grains Week delegates... Scoping work is underway to consider developing the grains industry in the context of a new "renewable resources economy" equivalent to the hydrocarbon economy so successfully exploited by the petroleum industry, Dr Gilmour said...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
Some wheat varieties carry a defect known as late maturity alpha amylase (LMA) which can result in low falling number at receival... The results indicate that the cool temperature shock increases the sensitivity of the grain to a plant hormone normally present in grains in varieties prone to LMA... School of Agriculture, Food and Wine Postgraduate Symposium (2010) "GA sensitivity and ABA content of developing wheat grains in relation to late maturity alpha-amylase" (oral presentation by Bo Yu to other PhD students and academics of School of Ag., Food and Wine) < Keep browsing..
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Catalogue: GRDC Publications
For early generation assessment of dough properties in breeding programs the mixograph is the preferred instrument while in later stage evaluations, where sample size is less of an issue, Brabender instruments are used... Considerable quality research has focused on predicting end product performance using dough rheological measurements and small-scale laboratory tests... Sweet biscuits usually contain higher levels of sugar and shortenings, and lower quantities of flour...
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Buyer demands sharpen wheat breeding focus.. Wheat breeders are targeting better baking qualities and higher protein as part of the continuing effort to keep Australian grain competitive and in premium markets... Dr Morell says the research push to lift quality comes as the industry continues to adjust to deregulation and the loss of a single, direct source (AWB) of market feedback on how grain from new varieties is performing for different end uses...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
The work flow will enable the completion of the detection of 1500 suspect sub-samples in day 13 of the incursion scenario with a time savings of 22 days... The analysis also indicates that an incursion scenario with a specified number of samples and an estimate of a percentage of negative samples will have an optimum requirement for certain labour inputs (technicians in the enhanced protocol and plant pathologists in the current protocol) without any effect on operating costs... The collated results of the international ring test have shown that all treatments have been correctly identified attesting to the sensitivity, accuracy and reliability of the protocol...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
The increasing prevalence and spread of wheat streak mosaic virus (WSMV) in Australia has highlighted the necessity to fully understand the biology, ecology and genetics of its primary vector, the wheat curl mite (WCM)... The results generated provide a valuable framework for prioritising future research and devising control strategies for WCM and the associated spread of WSMV in Australia... The results have implications for management and provide a foundation for understanding the colonisation ability of the species, the risk of WSMV spread during growing seasons, and the evolution and spread of insecticide resistance in WCM populations...
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