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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Growers can obtain independent information to help them get the best value from their wheat production by accessing the 2015 Wheat Variety Guide for Western Australia ... Produced by the Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) with funding from the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), the publication provides advice on variety, agronomy, disease and herbicide tolerance characteristics, medium to long-term yield performance and time of flowering information... Ms Trainor said that as well as being a useful resource to guide the management of varieties grown this year, growers could use the publication to help plan variety decisions for 2016...
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Catalogue: GRDC 2014 Research Summaries
" Genetically improving wheat's ability to outcompete weeds.. The cost of weeds to Australian agriculture is estimated at an annual $4 billion through crop yield loss and seed contamination... The aims of the project are to develop: (1) a robust and repeatable screening methodology for improved weed competitiveness for use in commercial breeding programs; (2) understanding of those morphological/physiological factors contributing to improved competitiveness; and (3) development and release of elite spring wheat germplasm containing traits with improved competitiveness for use as parents in breeding of new weed-competitive varieties...
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