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Catalogue: Broadacre Field Crops DAFF QLD
According to satellite images, over 100,000 ha of land was inundated from the Condamine River due to flooding in early 2011... Contour banks were poorly maintained due to years of drought conditions... Contours running down a hill generally spread the flow of water and reduce flow rates, though with the intensity of the flooding this year, this was not always the case...
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Catalogue: Broadacre Field Crops DAFF QLD
According to satellite images, over 100,000 ha of land was inundated from the Condamine River due to flooding in early 2011... Contour banks were poorly maintained due to years of drought conditions... Contours running down a hill generally spread the flow of water and reduce flow rates, though with the intensity of the flooding this year, this was not always the case...
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Catalogue: Broadacre Field Crops DAFF QLD
According to satellite images, over 100,000 ha of land was inundated from the Condamine River due to flooding in early 2011... Contour banks were poorly maintained due to years of drought conditions... Contours running down a hill generally spread the flow of water and reduce flow rates, though with the intensity of the flooding this year, this was not always the case...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Scientists share keys to drought tolerance Some of the world's leading crop researchers met in Adelaide recently to discuss breeding strategies for increasing plants' water-use efficiency By Gio Braidotti With global grain stocks at their lowest levels in decades and water stress accounting for a glaring proportion of global shortfalls, the 2007 Genomics Symposium in Adelaide allowed some of the world's best drought-tolerance pre-breeders to put their heads together on new ways to test, select and dissect traits that can maintain yields under drought... Overall, genomics is currently playing a more peripheral role in the work of conventional pre-breeders, with scientists attempting to dissect the genetic basis of drought tolerance and map traits to discrete chromosomal subregions (called QTLs or quantitative trait loci)... The number of GM field-trials is on the rise...
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Catalogue: GRDC 2014 Research Summaries
Unpredictable weather conditions at the time of flowering cause large yield fluctuations on a regular basis... Stabilising productivity of wheat crops in an unpredictable and changing environment requires wheat varieties that are more tolerant to abiotic stress conditions (terminal drought, heat, chilling and frost)... We have identified the genetic loci responsible for maintaining grain number in two wheat doubled haploid populations (Cranbrook x Halberd, Sundor x AUS30604) using hydroponics and osmotic stress as an alternative screening method and are currently evaluating drought tolerance of selected lines of these populations under field conditions...
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Catalogue: GRDC Publications
6 AGP00010: Validation of late sowing to identify heat stress tolerance in wheat and investigation of QTL for heat stress tolerance .................................................................................................................................................................................... In summary, the project will provide valuable genotype information and deliver new genetic resources to Australian wheat breeders... Overall, the approach has a strong applied orientation aimed at crop improvement...
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