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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
" Pulse germplasm enhancement - vegetative and reproductive frost tolerance in pulse crops DAS00066 Start Date: 01/01/2006.. The final year of this project was used to confirm earlier findings and develop the concept of field-based screening for phase II of the germplasm enhancement (GE) program linked to Pulse Breeding Australia (PBA)... The expected outcome of this project was the development of frost tolerant germplasm in field peas, chickpeas and lentils which could be used to develop new varieties that would ultimately sustain and expand the pulse crop production area and provide increased yield and improved grain quality...
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Catalogue: GRDC 2014 Research Summaries
Australian farmers have incurred heavy losses due to frequent drought in the recent past as current chickpea varieties are not adapted to drought, cold and saline conditions besides the killer diseases like Fusarium wilt (FW), Botrytis grey mould (BGM) and Ascochyta blight (AB)... The losses caused by these stresses can be avoided by genetic options such as incorporating resistance genes and managing the stresses through chemicals and agronomic approaches... The improved varieties, once adopted by Australian farmers, will imply higher and stable grain yield with better grain quality and will reduce the cost of inputs and improve profitability for growers...
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