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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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An independent economic analysis of the GRDC's investment in no-till farming research has found that the corporation's $4 million investment has returned $141 million in benefits to the grains industry - a benefit/cost ratio of 36 to one... The no-till projects raised awareness of no-till opportunities and benefits and provided greater confidence to those willing to undertake change.".. Quantified benefits of the GRDC's investment included short-term gains from improved soil moisture retention and longer-term benefits such as improved weed and pest control and reduced soil erosion...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
The system Prolonged periods of low rainfall over the past ten years in southern NSW have prompted many growers to become more proactive and adapt to the changing conditions by modifying their farming systems... No-till, stubble retained farming systems are rapidly being adopted to maximise crop water use... Despite the many benefits of this system, the efficacy of pre-emergent herbicides remains one of the major concerns for growers who have adopted this system, and remains a barrier.....
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
This project aims to continue to develop Variety Specific Agronomy Packages (VSAP) for wheat, canola and lupins in southern NSW and wheat and chickpeas in northern NSW... The emphasis is on these crops as the development of management packages for barley and other pulses are currently covered under separate GRDC funded projects, DAN00028, Eastern Barley Agronomy and DAN 463, Pulse Agronomy... The focus will be on issues that improve the potential of a variety in a farming system rather than issues that improve farming systems as a whole...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
western region when to sow wheat to minimise risk the optimal sowing date results in wheat flowering after the last frost and with adequate reserves of soil moisture before heat stress begins... only in seasons with a favourable spring did yields increase with later sowing... in Australia, developmental stages are commonly referred to as 'growth stages'...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
nortHern region Balancing the risk for wheat the optimal sowing date results in wheat flowering after the last frost but before heat stress events begin... KeY POINts early planting can accelerate establishment and make full use of the growing season but can increase the risk of frost during critical growth stages and can increase the chance of crops running out of moisture before critical reproductive stages... in Australia, developmental stages are commonly referred to as 'growth stages'...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
The project will increase water use efficiency in mixed crop/livestock systems on 433 farms while concurrently improving whole farm profitability, sustainability and groundcover... It will - increase water use efficiency ($/mm rainfall) by 10.7% across participating mixed farms - increase regional profitability of $18.0 million ($42,118 per participating farmer) increase through increased stocking rate by better utilisation of feed grown (indicator will be WUE improvements at the whole farm level) and improved crop production through best agronomic practice... GRDC funded research is looking at early sowing strategies to cope with drying Autumns...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Strategic tillage "The key to successful no-till farming into the future is likely to be flexibility and the introduction of strategic tillage," says Dr Yash Dang, a GRDC-funded researcher at the Queensland Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts (DSITIA) in Toowoomba... Dr Dang has been evaluating the effects of strategic tillage in no till systems on weeds and soil health. ".. Strategic tillage allows growers to keep most of the associated soil health and labour benefits of no till, with many of the advantages of a tillage system," says Dr Dang...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
The adoption of no-till in WA is widespread with approximately 86% of growers using no-till for a proportion of their cropping (D' Emden and Llewellyn, 2004)... No-till crop production systems have major benefits for growers in Australia, such as timeliness of operations, moisture harvesting, erosion control and higher yields... Research in Western Australia shows oat cover crops can drive down the weed population but not as effectively as a pasture phase of sown or volunteer barley...
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As a relatively young farming system, no-till is still evolving, but there is a solid framework of existing knowledge growers can draw upon by Rohan Rainbow.. It is a relatively young farming system, still evolving as a farming practice though widely adopted by farmers in Australia and overseas... The countries with the largest areas under no-till are the US, Brazil, Argentina, Canada, Australia and Paraguay...
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