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A match made in canola heaven.. In the first series we look at how growers and researchers teamed up to turn canola into one of the mainstays of today's cropping system... "Over a decade of experiments, our team demonstrated the rotational benefit of canola, and growers saw that while it could be expensive and tricky to grow, it was profitable if you took a two-year view," he says...
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Hybrids show strength in NSW canola study.. Large-seeded hybrids tended to establish better than open-pollinated varieties when sown deeper than normal, a common requirement in northern NSW and Queensland.. The research showed grain yield generally responded positively to increasing plant population, up to 20 plants per square metre, regardless of variety type ( Figure 2 )...
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GRDC scholarships nurture future talent.. Josh enrolled in the Certificate IV in Agriculture at Tocal College this year and is keen to develop skills and knowledge required to develop a career in agriculture on mixed-enterprise properties... Tocal student Kate March during her work placement at Colin and Kerry Dorman's property 'Bolaro', Dunedoo, NSW. "The GRDC Award is a great opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge to work in cropping operations," she says...
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Field trials of the Harrington Seed Destructor (HSD) in South Australia, New South Wales and Victoria have shown the weed-management device is as effective at managing annual ryegrass in the east as it is in the west... Results from the counts show the HSD had the same affect on annual ryegrass populations as in WA trials in 2010... The HSD was invented by WA farmer Ray Harrington as an alternative to windrow burning and chaff carts...
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Help eliminate grain defects in your chickpeas.. Downgrades due to grain defects in chickpeas can cost a grower between $50 and $80 per tonne... To ensure the continued success of chickpeas, growers and advisers need to know what environmental conditions contribute to these defects, and whether certain varieties are more susceptible than others...
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Controlling Phytophthora root rot (PRR) in chickpea crops is a two-step process, says Dr Kevin Moore, a plant pathologist from the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (DPI) in Tamworth... In a paper presented at the March GRDC Research Update in Goondiwindi, Queensland, Dr Moore emphasised that although there are no in-crop control measures for PRR, there are two steps that reduce the risk of damage... Dr Moore leads the chickpea component of a GRDC-funded research project that includes investigating the effects of PRR on commercial chickpea varieties, advanced breeding lines and hybrids with wild relatives of chickpea...
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" Robert_Park_talks_stem_rust_PartB.wmv 06 October 2011 Professor Robert Park, Plant Breeding Institute, Cobbitty, NSW continues his discussion about identifying and managing stem rust incursions in the HRZ graingrowing regions... Technology to reduce spray drift GCTV: Drift Reducing Technology..
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" Robert_Park_talks_stem_rust_PartA.wmv 06 October 2011 Professor Robert Park, Plant Breeding Institute, Cobbitty, NSW addresses grower concerns about stem rust incursions in the high rainfall zone over spring and summer 2011... Technology to reduce spray drift GCTV: Drift Reducing Technology..
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Kevin Kilby is hoping research will eventually come up with a cheaper, more effective way to control fallow weeds like fleabane... The coming season has the potential - courtesy of well-soaked soils - to deliver above-average yields, but Kevin is quick to point out that recent history has shown nothing can be taken for granted... Kevin soil-tests about 40 per cent of his paddocks to gain a broad picture of his nutrient needs, but hasn't invested in variable-rate technologies, saying weed control has the biggest influence on his crops' performance and that, for the moment, remains the priority...
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The extent of beet western yellows virus (BWYV), which has decimated canola crops in parts of South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales, has been mapped after extensive testing of samples provided by growers... A high incidence of BWYV associated with severe crop damage was confirmed earlier this season in canola crops in parts of SA and Victoria and unusually high infections were also found in several canola paddocks in NSW... Check for the build-up of numbers and any significant numbers of winged aphids in a population, which signals that flights may be about to occur," says Dr Umina, who is leading GRDC-funded research into insecticide resistance in GPA...
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