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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
The aim of the project was to clone the scald resistance gene Rrs1 from barley and identify more resistant barley germplasm that is not used by barley breeders... Results show that Rrs1 resides at a genome region hosting a suite of 10-14 similar genes that are candidates for resistance genes against different scald pathotypes... The aim of the research is to generate molecular tools that allow the identification of scald infection objectively (no subjective scoring) and significantly earlier than the appearance of leaf symptoms...
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Irrigated maize builds business resilience.. Fourth-generation grain grower Campbell Dalton introduced irrigated maize to his family's mixed-farming system to help build business resilience... While rice is an excellent earner, Campbell says maize grown in a row-crop arrangement on his family's farm near Yenda, east of Griffith in south-west New South Wales, has a lower water requirement (9.5 megalitres per hectare for maize versus 11ML/ha for rice)...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
I firmly believe that farmers are in the business of producing multiple commodities not just wool or wheat but are custodians of the environment not just for themselves but for society as a whole... As my knowledge expanded and my business increased I began to pass on that knowledge to farmers in an effort to encourage them to plant natives on farms... In the past we have focused as farmers on production and maximising yields...
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Three men with farming machinery (From left) For Jamie, George and Hugh Leishman, a novel fertiliser coating from Thailand might help to lift productivity in their cropping program at Streatham in Victoria's western district, and provide the basis for an off-farm business venture that offers a possible solution to the age-old problem of succession planning... George commissioned trials to test whether a novel fertiliser coating from Asia could lift yields in wheat and barley at Southern Farming Systems' (SFS) Westmere site, about 10km from where he farms 1300 hectares with his father Jamie and brother Hugh... George's keen interest in the coating was encouraged by other research around the world that shows making urea a slow-release fertiliser can reduce nitrogen losses to the environment and improve the efficiency of plant nutrient uptake...
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Indian biotech develops GM crops.. A series of GM varieties of wheat and rice are under development by Indian plant breeding company Mahyco (the Maharashtra Hybrid Seed Company) in which the US-based Monsanto holds a 26-per-cent stake... The newspaper stated that Mahyco was developing GM wheat and rice with traits that lift yields and build in increased drought, salinity and pest tolerance...
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Concerns are increasing that climate change is starting to challenge the production of global staples such as rice white the world's population continues to rise... The FAO cited the critical need for crop diversity as populations are soaring and climate change is challenging staples such as rice and maize... The Norwegian investment adds to contributions from Italy, the European Union, and the US. Treaty secretary Dr Shakeel Bhatti said treaty-supported projects are helping food growers use crop diversity to adapt to the effects of climate change...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Indian biotech develops GM crops.. A series of GM varieties of wheat and rice are under development by Indian plant breeding company Mahyco (the Maharashtra Hybrid Seed Company) in which the US-based Monsanto holds a 26-per-cent stake... The newspaper stated that Mahyco was developing GM wheat and rice with traits that lift yields and build in increased drought, salinity and pest tolerance...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
Irrigators, surveyors and designers need to consider field size in relation to potential water flows and implications for access to adequate flows if this style of layout is adopted by increased number of growers within irrigation areas and districts... The results will have immediate value to the rice based farming systems of southern NSW. Beneficiaries of the research will include rice and grain growers within rice based farming systems, advisory and commercial agronomists, irrigation surveyors and designers, irrigation distribution companies, and land and water management plan implementers operating in these areas... The aim of the project was to increase the sustainability, resource use efficiency, yield and profitability of rice-based cropping systems through improved soil, water and nutrient management using permanent raised bed systems...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
The area sown to cereals in the high rainfall zones across Australia continues to expand... The high rainfall zone has a more reliable rainfall and a longer growing season resulting in substantially higher yields than the traditional wheat belt and this results in more cropping opportunities... A series of GM varieties of wheat and rice are under development by Indian plant breeding company Mahyco (the Maharashtra Hybrid Seed Company) in which the US-based Monsanto holds a 26-per-cent stake...
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Three men with farming machinery (From left) For Jamie, George and Hugh Leishman, a novel fertiliser coating from Thailand might help to lift productivity in their cropping program at Streatham in Victoria's western district, and provide the basis for an off-farm business venture that offers a possible solution to the age-old problem of succession planning... George commissioned trials to test whether a novel fertiliser coating from Asia could lift yields in wheat and barley at Southern Farming Systems' (SFS) Westmere site, about 10km from where he farms 1300 hectares with his father Jamie and brother Hugh... George's keen interest in the coating was encouraged by other research around the world that shows making urea a slow-release fertiliser can reduce nitrogen losses to the environment and improve the efficiency of plant nutrient uptake...
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