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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
Experimentation will focus on molecular techniques to understand the activity of soil microbial communities in releasing nutrients, coupled with detailed measures of soil nutrient cycling... Molecular techniques to understand the soil microbial communities role in nutrient release will be applied to field experiments to determine whether these soil biological processes can be manipulated through agronomic management to improve the prediction of nutrient cycling and crop productivity... Information from both outputs will be used to evaluate whether the presence and activity of these soil biological communities can be modified by different agricultural practices...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Soil secrets to suppress disease.. Associate Professor Pauline Mele from La Trobe University looks for the soil microorganisms that suppress disease in grain crops... A team of 90 researchers working on 15 projects aim to increase yields and reduce input costs in soils across the high-rainfall zone (HRZ) as part of the GRDC's Soil Biology Initiative...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
Experimentation will focus on molecular techniques to understand the activity of soil microbial communities in releasing nutrients, coupled with detailed measures of soil nutrient cycling... Molecular techniques to understand the soil microbial communities role in nutrient release will be applied to field experiments to determine whether these soil biological processes can be manipulated through agronomic management to improve the prediction of nutrient cycling and crop productivity... Information from both outputs will be used to evaluate whether the presence and activity of these soil biological communities can be modified by different agricultural practices...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Associate Professor Pauline Mele from La Trobe University looks for the soil microorganisms that suppress disease in grain crops... A team of 90 researchers working on 15 projects aim to increase yields and reduce input costs in soils across the high-rainfall zone (HRZ) as part of the GRDC's Soil Biology Initiative... The research into disease suppressive soil focuses on the following areas: the physical, chemical and biological features of disease suppressive soils, and whether they are regionally specific; determining whether disease suppression in soils is a temporal phenomenon and whether it targets specific pathogens' potential development of a disease suppression index based on the genetic signature of a soil community; and management of the crop-soil ecosystem, including the physical and chemical environments, to increase disease suppression...
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