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Catalogue: GRDC 2014 Research Summaries
New stream, assay system to be developed, screening and characterisation of isolates and field trials, with decision points in Dec 2014 after initial glasshouse assays and March 2017 to engage commercial partner... The major foci of this project are to screen and identify elite disease-suppressive microbes for cereals and nodulation-enhancing beneficial microbes for legumes... The Program will consult and work with potential commercial partners, eg Novozymes Biologicals, Becker Underwood, New-Edge Microbials, ALOSCA Technologies, thereby providing mechanisms to ensure communication of research outcomes and successful commercialisation of inoculant products...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
PEM bacteria are important as they are common, suppress multiple diseases, interact with other organisms to increase suppression and can be correlated with reduced disease in the field... Crop selection could be used to increase suppressive microbes and enhance disease suppression on-farm... In summary, the project increased our understanding of disease suppression and the organisms involved, identified potential biocontrol inoculants that can reduce disease in the field as seed coatings to provide in-season Rhizoctonia disease control, and identified a potential strategy using crop selection to increase naturally occurring disease suppression in the field to provide long-term control of soilborne fungal diseases...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Recent research has found that plants react defensively to both classes of microbes, raising new questions about conventional approaches to managing soil microbes for crop health... Researchers such as Canadian-born Dr Jonathan Plett have established that even beneficial rhizobial microbes that form root nodules and provide plant with nitrogen are actually acting a lot like plant diseases... "Rhizobia are able to fool the plant to some degree, taking over control of some biological functions so the plant can't fight off the invading microbes," Dr Plett says...
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