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From the farm to the lab to take on frost.. "I saw the job as an opportunity to better understand frost and work on research investigating options for managing it," Brenton says... While the results of the first year of research are being analysed, Brenton says working on a frost research project has opened his eyes to a wider range of career opportunities within the grains industry and allowed him to build more extensive industry networks...
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From the farm to the lab to take on frost.. "I saw the job as an opportunity to better understand frost and work on research investigating options for managing it," Brenton says... While the results of the first year of research are being analysed, Brenton says working on a frost research project has opened his eyes to a wider range of career opportunities within the grains industry and allowed him to build more extensive industry networks...
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With frost damage now estimated to be costing growers $360 million a year, the Australian National Frost Program (ANFP) is broadening its assault on the issue... Dr Juttner says methods varied across the country, so the results could not be compared... Dr Juttner says the method ANFP researchers have now developed involves staggered times of sowing, so that when a frost event hits they can tag individual heads of different wheat and barley varieties, at the same stage of development - in other words, they can compare the effect of frost on different cultivars at a synchronised developmental stage and compare like with like...
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Murray Bridge to host grains research Update.. Frost, in-crop herbicides, pastures, canola, top performing cereals and emerging commercial innovations will be on the agenda at the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) grains research Update at the Murray Bridge Golf Club... South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) researcher Andrew Ware will delve into plant development of canola under different sowing times and seasonal conditions, while SARDI's Rob Wheeler and University of Adelaide's Jason Eglinton will highlight the "best and fairest" wheat and barley performers in trials across SA in 2014...
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Dr Phil Davies from SARDI checks the performance of field pea plants in a trial at the University of Adelaide's Waite campus in South Australia... "The heat-stress tolerance is due to several genes dispersed across the genome - a situation that makes it difficult to breed all genes into elite cultivars without the genes becoming separated during the genetic recombination that occurs during sexual reproduction," Dr Davies says... Dr Davies has found there is sufficient interest in the trait to pursue molecular markers, which may provide a viable way to rapidly select for these heat-tolerance genes using a cost-effective DNA typing technology favoured by breeders...
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Harvest is crunch time for each year's crop, and always a good opportunity to evocatively capture on film the season's end-game.. Harvester at night in fields with moon shining through clouds... In the areas, growers suggest that early sowing, good winter rains and newer wheat varieties, such as LongReach ScoutA and Mace, have all contributed to the production achieved, despite receiving only 40mm of spring rain...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
` The aim is to do this across all rainfall zones (high, medium and low), using both major cereal grains grown in WA (wheat and barley).The accepted definition of canopy management is 'managing the green surface area of the crop canopy in order to optimise profitability'... To date in WA, there has been some canopy management work undertaken in the high rainfall zones, but there has been no research done in the medium to low rainfall zones... ConsultAg wish to undertake a 3 year research project to validate, and if worthy, integrate the principles of canopy management into the Western Australian cropping system...
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He estimates 90 per cent of the 2400 hectares he uses for cropping on his farm does not wet-up on the surface (0 to 10-centimetre layer) during the growing season unless there is a major rain event... Benefits of claying "On the treated areas, we have probably doubled our crop yields in favourable seasons - although seasonal variation makes it hard to gauge what the actual gains have been," Clint says... Clint says a major benefit of claying is that weeds germinate in a tighter period in the first year, allowing an effective first knockdown herbicide application...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
A national network of demonstration sites, co-ordinated by key farm groups (owned and driven by farmers) in each State working in conjunction with State Agencies and CSIRO, will examine new and alternative strategies for farmers in the Australian broadacre wheat/sheep zone to mitigate the negative effects and capitalise on the opportunities of climate change on their production systems... The farm groups are uniquely situated to, not only demonstrate new practices, but also to bring awareness of the impacts of climate change and adaptations required to ensure continuing farm viability... Farmers in the dryland wheat-sheep zone will have greater awareness of the likely impacts of climate change on their production systems and are in a better position to develop practices which mitigate the likely negative impacts of climate change on their enterprise viability...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
The objective of the national demonstration initiative is to establish a network of farms to demonstrate strategies for grain farming systems that address adaptation to climate change impacts... As a consequence: - Farmers and advisers have direct access to, and learning from, on-ground demonstration of new and existing, locally-relevant adaptations to climate change to maintain or enhance farm viability.- Rapid dissemination of meaningful and believable messages on adapting to climate change to their local communities.- Assessment of the emission implications of the demonstrated different adaptations using existing National Greenhouse Gas.. In collaboration with grower groups (including Facey, Liebe, North Mallee Farm Improvement Group and WANTFA), the Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia (DAFWA) has planned a network of farms demonstrating climate risk management strategies across the central WA wheatbelt in 2011...
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