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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (West)
Blackleg and its management has become an important issue for canola in the coming seasons... As most of the canola cultivars, irrespective of the level of their adult plant resistance, are susceptible to infection by the fungus at the seedling stage (may be termed as 'seedling susceptibility window') and consequent canker formation the timing of ascospore release in relation to the onset of adult plant resistance provides information on the risk of blackleg... The risk of blackleg appears to be both location and season specific...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (West)
The trials demonstrated the benefits of hybrid vigour in canola and showed that Canola Breeders RR hybrids will provide major economic benefits to growers... AIMS The goal of this work was to test the yield potential of new RR canola hybrids developed by Canola Breeders at two locations in eastern Australia in 2008... Crop Updates is a partnership between the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia and the Grains Research & Development Corporation 184..
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Today, Australian growers look to Canada with longing because its growers have access to GM canola... Both Ian and George say TUAs are simple to manage and have not stopped them from buying and planting seed covered by these agreements... [Photo (left): Ian McPhadden] Ian McPhadden says input costs have increased with GM canola ("you have to feed them lots of nutrients") but the returns are exponentially much higher...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
It would be hard to find many harvest stories from the 2010 winter crop in eastern Australia that didn't involve "getting bogged"... After detaching the header front, a silt scoop cable attached to a 240hp tractor pulled the bogged machine out... Among the statistics behind the operation, Lee Norman says the new fronts allowed the headers to work at 10 kilometres an hour compared with a best rate of 7.5kmh when using a belt front...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
The use of biotechnology will play a significant role if Australia is to continue to be a major player in the global grains market... But currently growers and the general public are hearing conflicting view points on whether this technology will benefit Australia, or whether we'd be better off without genetically modified crops... The reduced usage of herbicides plus yield benefit obtained from the ability to seed early and control weeds, more than covers the additional cost...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
Given that soybeans are such a pivotal crop in the USA mid west states, it seems that the Americans will favour this as their primary source... North Dakota State University attributes this increase completely to the uptake of GM Canola... Test plots have shown yield potential in the United Kingdom of 7 tonne to the hectare with one variety producing 7.8 t/ha in a test plot environment...
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Catalogue: GRDC Publications
The findings will assist industry stakeholders, policymakers and the community better understand the actual versus perceived impact of GM canola on Australian growers and farming systems.".. Farmers attitude towards the development of herbicide resistance (Glyphosate) "I believe Roundup Ready canola will 2008 (%) 2009 (%) 2010 (%) cause herbicide resistance problems" Roundup Ready canola growers Agree 12.3 30.6 49.2 Neutral 50.7 18.4 15.3 Disagree 37.0 51.0 35.5 Non GM canola growers Agree 39.4 69.0 68.7 Neutral 41.6 11.9 10.2 Disagree 19.0 19.1 21.1.. Table 3: Farmer attitude as to whether GM canola is "value for money" "I believe GM canola technology is 2008 2009 2010 'value for money'."..
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Mr Marsh launched legal action against Mr Baxter in 2012, after he found GM canola on his property in 2010 that resulted in him being de-certified by the National Association for Sustainable Agriculture, Australia (NASAA) and NASAA's subsidiary certifying organisation NASAA Certified Organic (NCO)... About 70 per cent of the Marsh farm was de-certified by NCO (for almost two years) and, as a result, Mr Marsh was no longer able to market his cereal crops and meat (lamb) as organic... The evidence presented by both sides at the trial was that GM canola swathes were physically harmless to persons, animals or land, even if consumed, and that the GM canola only posed a risk of transferring genetic material if a canola seed germinated in the soil on the Marsh farm (as a volunteer canola plant) and then later cross-fertilised through its pollen being exchanged with another compatible species...
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[Photo (left) by Rebecca Thyer: Teesdale's Andrew Morrison is growing only GM canola this year (2009), following his successful trial last year.].. Mr Morrison says that despite just 165 millimetres of in-season rain (the 2008 total of 331mm was down from the farm's 475mm average), the GM hybrid canola averaged 1.2 tonnes/ha, which was 38 per cent more than the TT canola at 0.86t/ha... Mr Morrison says the extra costs involved in using GM varieties are comparable to using TT canola, when the extra chemicals needed for conventional varieties are taken into account. "..
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