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Monitoring canola crops for blackleg and sclerotinia is essential for making informed decisions about managing these diseases.. The Blackleg Management Guide fact sheet available on the GRDC website describes how to monitor crops and lists all the management practices available.. Dr Lindbeck says foliar fungicides need to be considered in districts at high risk of disease development (areas where disease frequently occurs and where canola has a long flowering period and there is reliable spring rainfall)...
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In Corowa, New South Wales, Dr van Rees challenged whether leading growers could still increase yield... The small variation between Ysim and Ya also implies that these growers have a good nutrient program and a high level of pest, weed and disease control, Dr van Rees said... It is clear that for leading growers, managing the cost of production and risk is the key to long-term profitability, Dr van Rees said...
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Early sowing pay-off rests on variety choice.. Whistler shows promise for early sowing at Doodlakine and Wickepin, WA.. EGA Wedgetail performed well sown early at Quambatook, Victoria..
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Grain holds energy value despite weather damage.. Additional information provided through the new AusScan near-infrared (NIR) analysis could give growers an edge in marketing downgraded grain to livestock producers... The analysis provides information about the energy value of grains for different livestock species, which allows growers to target producers whose feed needs best match the grain's energy value...
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WA Grains Nuffield scholar commended.. "The GRDC is pleased to sponsor four Grains Nuffield scholarships this year and congratulates the recipients including Western Australia's Reece Curwen," GRDC capacity building program manager Kathleen Allan said... "The GRDC invests in a range of skill and capacity building activities that are aimed at supporting current and potential members of the Australian grains industry to improve their capacity to lead, learn, change, innovate and advance the industry...
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WA Grains Nuffield scholar commended.. "The GRDC is pleased to sponsor four Grains Nuffield scholarships this year and congratulates the recipients including Western Australia's Reece Curwen," GRDC capacity building program manager Kathleen Allan said... "The GRDC invests in a range of skill and capacity building activities that are aimed at supporting current and potential members of the Australian grains industry to improve their capacity to lead, learn, change, innovate and advance the industry...
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PhD student Saira Hussain analyses protein extracts from canola... Working with scientists from the NSW Department of Primary Industries, she is examining the potential for protease inhibitors from canola meal to be used in treatments for cancer and obesity... The researchers have also discovered the potential for canola meal extracts to stop fat-cell production, paving the way for canola meal compounds to be used in obesity treatments...
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NVT adopts grower approach to disease management.. Mr Bedggood says if the NVT are not treated for disease it misrepresents the potential of some varieties, especially if a commercial variety has become susceptible since its release and is currently widely grown... "To ensure uniformity of treatments, the NVT program likes to sow all seed bare [untreated], as supplied by the plant breeder, so we use a fertiliser at sowing which has been amended with fungicide," Mr Bedggood says...
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Launched in late 2014, the SmarterSeeds program allows growers in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria to exchange harvested grain retained on-farm for sowing, which might have deteriorated or been contaminated with other varieties... Mr Jorgensen says that apart from exposing growers to high pressure from crop diseases, such as stripe rust, sowing grain that contains a cocktail of different varieties is likely to result in uneven crop maturation and increased risk of frost damage. ".. If the means only a small percentage of the crop is sown within the optimum sowing window," Mr Jorgensen says...
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Launched in late 2014, the SmarterSeeds program allows growers in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria to exchange harvested grain retained on-farm for sowing, which might have deteriorated or been contaminated with other varieties... Mr Jorgensen says that apart from exposing growers to high pressure from crop diseases, such as stripe rust, sowing grain that contains a cocktail of different varieties is likely to result in uneven crop maturation and increased risk of frost damage. ".. If the means only a small percentage of the crop is sown within the optimum sowing window," Mr Jorgensen says...
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