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Caution urged for weather damaged grain.. Grain growers experiencing adverse weather this harvest are urged to ensure that, where possible, the grain they retain for 2013 crop seed has a sufficiently high 'falling number' value... Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) western grower services manager Darren Hughes encouraged growers to pay particular attention to which grain they kept for crop seed, saying weather damaged grain was more susceptible to poor germination, low vigour and degradation during storage and handling...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Grain growers experiencing adverse weather this harvest are urged to ensure that, where possible, the grain they retain for 2013 crop seed has a sufficiently high 'falling number' value... Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) western grower services manager Darren Hughes encouraged growers to pay particular attention to which grain they kept for crop seed, saying weather damaged grain was more susceptible to poor germination, low vigour and degradation during storage and handling... "Some Western Australian growers forced to retain weather damaged seed from the previous harvest reported that these crops had poor vigour during the difficult start to the growing season in 2012," he said...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
Recent changes to wheat breeding in Australia has seen the release of a number of new varieties in Western Australia... Information will be packaged to provide a detailed picture of individual varieties and will be presented in a timely way using grower groups, web based systems and publications to ensure maximum coverage and early adoption of new information... The project has allowed DAFWA to evaluate new wheat varieties over a range of conditions in order to assess their suitability as replacements for existing wheat varieties...
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Care needed when saving weather-damaged grain for seed.. Recent wet weather through parts of the southern cropping region could impact on the viability of grain that growers are planning to retain for sowing in 2016... Mrs Wilson, a grain grower and agronomic consultant in Victoria's Mallee, says it is essential that growers determine whether damage to grain caused by rain at harvest is purely cosmetic or the symptom of a seed-borne disease which will impact on germination...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Care needed when saving weather-damaged grain for seed.. Recent wet weather through parts of the southern cropping region could impact on the viability of grain that growers are planning to retain for sowing in 2016... Mrs Wilson, a grain grower and agronomic consultant in Victoria's Mallee, says it is essential that growers determine whether damage to grain caused by rain at harvest is purely cosmetic or the symptom of a seed-borne disease which will impact on germination...
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Following a wet Western Australian harvest which caused sprouting of grain in areas not usually affected by the problem, growers are urged to pay particular attention to the retained seed they plan to sow in 2012... The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) says any grain which experienced weather damage prior to harvest is more susceptible to poor germination, low vigour and degradation during storage and handling... Correct seeding depth, good sowing conditions and agronomy are even more important than usual when sowing weather damaged seed...
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