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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
Plant breeders have made great progress in improving disease resistance but much less progress improving the adaptation of wheat to drought and high temperature... There is a need to establish better methods for assessing drought and heat tolerance under field conditions to support Australian wheat breeding... The establishment of a managed environment facility (MEF) in the field at Narrabri provides a means of making accurate, repeatable and relevant measurements of drought and heat response in wheat...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
A study of zero-till innovations in Argentina has identified technology that also has the potential to improve crop establishment and yields for Australian growers... Mr Gould says for every extra 100mm of stored moisture in a rainfall zone of 600 to 650mm, typical zero-till growers visited in Argentina are achieving an extra 1700 kilograms per hectare of maize, 1400kg/ha of sorghum, 800kg/ha of wheat and 650kg/ha of soybeans... Mr Gould says strong and well-coordinated links between government agencies and researchers, machinery manufacturers, extension providers and the commercial sector are central to the success of zero-till in Argentina...
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A study of zero-till innovations in Argentina has identified technology that also has the potential to improve crop establishment and yields for Australian growers... Mr Gould says for every extra 100mm of stored moisture in a rainfall zone of 600 to 650mm, typical zero-till growers visited in Argentina are achieving an extra 1700 kilograms per hectare of maize, 1400kg/ha of sorghum, 800kg/ha of wheat and 650kg/ha of soybeans... Mr Gould says strong and well-coordinated links between government agencies and researchers, machinery manufacturers, extension providers and the commercial sector are central to the success of zero-till in Argentina...
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Catalogue: GRDC YouTube channel
" GCTV14: Drift Reducing Technologies Part 2 30 July 2014 Drift Reducing Technologies were the focus of a three day workshop which attracted regulatory authorities from around the nation and overseas... 1.54: GCTV14 Drift Reducing Technologies Pt.2 5.149: Narrator: Tony Crowley Spray Drift Reducing Technology comes in many 9.88: forms... 205.84: Narrator: What the National Working Party for Pesticide 208.139: Application had set out to do was give regulators the opportunity to meet researchers and developers 213.51: of drift reducing technologies...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Pilot Greg Harris (left) and spotter Corey Hulsey demonstrated the RMAX... The motorcycle-sized RMAX unmanned helicopter made by Yamaha was being demonstrated near Camden, New South Wales, to show its potential for precision in-crop weed spraying and for use as a crop sensor platform... The use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) or drones is only just beginning to attract grower interest in Australia, although the technology has become common in other countries...
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Catalogue: GRDC YouTube channel
" GRDC Grains Research Updates 22-23 February 2012, Southern Region, Adelaide SA. Simon Spiers 19 September 2013 Simon Spiers, NSW DPI, talks about a project dedicated to making better fertiliser decisions for cropping systems in Australia, based on soil test interpretation... The project drew on data from across Australia going back to the 1960s... Technology to reduce spray drift GCTV: Drift Reducing Technology..
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (West)
Four lines showed good levels of broad spectrum resistance at various growth stages, environments and across all national sites and are important new sources of resistance that can be used by breeders for developing resistant varieties... Lines were assessed in the glasshouse at the seedling stage using four replicates sown as randomised blocks... Lines were assessed under controlled environment in duplicate using a partially replicated design...
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Catalogue: GRDC Publications
A number of data sets used in this document on water and nitrogen effects of summer fallow weed management have been developed as a part of the GRDC supported Water Use Ef ciency initiative... In the right soil, deep stored soil water can have a water use ef ciency of up to 60 kg of grain/mm of stored water... Early weed control was vital to store and keep valuable subsoil moisture...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Non-herbicide weed control strategies are being employed over large areas of the Western Australian grainbelt at harvest time to reduce the weed seed burden and manage resistant weeds... Techniques including windrow burning, chaff carts and the Harrington Seed Destructor drive down the weed seed 'bank' to very low numbers, making weed control easier, even in the face of herbicide resistance... "Topics that will be explored include why to consider harvest weed seed control; what options are available; what paddocks to target; and how to achieve success," ICAN senior consultant Mark Congreve said...
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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... Timing 0.001 9 # Not registered for use in field pea in WA the application rates of both MCPA ester LVE and Brodal tested has been purposely omitted... * Not registered for use in oats in WA the application rates of these herbicides have been purposely omitted...
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