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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Dr Jon Clements has been appointed lupin breeder at the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA), where he started his career nearly 27 years ago... Dr Clements was involved in establishing the lupin genetic resource with lupin breeders Dr John Gladstones and Dr Wallace Cowling when he began working with DAFWA in 1986... His research expertise has covered quinoa and phaseolus beans...
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While Driving Agronomy has been heard on commercial radio around much of the Australian grainbelt for several years, if you missed an episode that was it... Now you can simply access the iTunes store on your computer, iPad or iPhone and search for 'GRDC' to locate the Driving Agronomy podcasts... You can also subscribe to the Driving Agronomy podcasts if you have the latest software upgrade on your iPhone or iPad and you have the new Apple Podcast App on your device, which is available free from the App Store...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
With the appearance and spread of mutants of the Ug99 lineage originating in Africa, most of the stem rust resistance genes used in Australian wheats are now vulnerable to stem rust... Progeny tests showed that six plants were Lr resistant and two plants were susceptible... Stocks with several hundred critical seeds carrying the 6Ae chromosome in a ph1bph1b genotype have been produced...
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Dr Doug Sammons, a senior fellow at Monsanto in St Louis, Missouri, in the US, stirred considerable interest when he revealed a new technology called BioDirect , which appears to have the potential to reverse weed resistance... An example the company is exploring is the reversal of glyphosate resistance in Palmer amaranth ( Amaranthus palmeri ), a weed that has become a major problem in the US because of its ability to resist multiple herbicide groups... Paddock trials have also been done on Palmer amaranth weeds that were able to tolerate up to 16 times the label rate of glyphosate in some highly resistant fields, and enhanced control of even these weeds was seen through the application of BioDirect technology combined with glyphosate...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (North)
2 PAULBRENNAN- CONSULTANT THE SCIENCE OF BIOTECHNOLOGY - WHAT PROMISE FOR AGRICULTURE................................. Soil salinity is measured by the electrical conductivity (EC) and/or chloride content... Grains Research Update for Growers Clermont August 1, Emerald August 2, 2000 its effects on yield for various grain crops is shown in Figure 2. differing tolerance to salinity...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (South)
2 PAULBRENNAN- CONSULTANT THE SCIENCE OF BIOTECHNOLOGY - WHAT PROMISE FOR AGRICULTURE................................. Soil salinity is measured by the electrical conductivity (EC) and/or chloride content... Grains Research Update for Growers Clermont August 1, Emerald August 2, 2000 its effects on yield for various grain crops is shown in Figure 2. differing tolerance to salinity...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The GRDC is taking the lead to arrest a decline in experienced researchers and agronomists, to ensure the grains industry can continue to access the skills it needs... Agricultural scholarships are remaining unfilled, the number of undergraduates studying agriculture is falling and the TE scores of students entering the industry indicate the standard of entrants is declining," he said. ".. The 'whole of industry' model is designed to engage secondary and tertiary education systems, as well as industry, R&D corporations and governments...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
Nuffield scholars to explore value adding.. Value-adding will be a major study focus for two grain growers who have been awarded 2013 GRDC-sponsored Nuffield Australia Farming Scholarships.. An opportunity to develop industry knowledge, skills and professional networks is being offered to southern region grain growers through the Nuffield Australia Farming Scholars program with the support of the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
I believe Lambplan shows us that breeds or individual animals that carry some beneficial genes identified by markers (eg textile strength via Moyomax and worm resistance via Loinmax), lack growth advantages that other breeds, or individual sheep have demonstrated they have... New Zealand does have a central progeny test site which compared different breeds on the one site; a good system which we have used in Australia as well... I believe the results support my point that fat is not a problem when using high growth genetics...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
The practice of adding biochar to the soil to enhance the soils agricultural value has been undertaken for over two thousand years... Some early studies into the value of biochar as a soil additive suffered due to a lack of knowledge regarding the varying outcomes of the pyrolysis process or potential function of biochar in the soil... With the influence of previous worldwide agricultural practices having left some soils depleted and exposed to risk of loss through erosion and the forecast increases needed in food production, there is a great need on these soils for regenerative agricultural practices to rebuild their productive capacity...
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