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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (West)
Although a high-risk crop, oaten hay has the potential to outperform all other cereals with respect to gross margins... The widespread use of genetic analysis in agriculture is limited by economic factors... In the short term, fungicides used at seeding (seed dressings or applied in-furrow with fertiliser) and foliar fungicide sprays will mitigate risk and minimise losses...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Plans to bring barley breeding into a nationally-coordinated program have moved a step closer with the different breeding program leaders agreeing on the need for structural change to keep Australian programs internationally competitive... A national program would raise the level of barley breeding, not just to provide growers with improved varieties, but also ensure breeding programs are in step with market forces... The steering committee, at a meeting in Adelaide on 21 October, also agreed that Barley Australia should be recognised as the peak industry body and provide market direction to the breeding programs...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) will change its focus in barley crop investment, giving the commercial sector access to important genetic material developed by the outgoing southern barley breeding program, to enable the best possible advancements in variety development... Dr Betzner said the key focus for GRDC now was to work with the University of Adelaide to make sure that the right licensing framework is put into place to determine access rights and pave the way for the best possible advancements in variety traits... We hope to be in a position to call for expressions of interest in the near future."..
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
UA00078 was developed to provide routine marker-assisted selection for barley breeding by the Victorian Department of Primary Industries (VicDPI) and the University of Adelaide (UA)... The primary focus is the application of marker-based selection to early generation material to increase the frequency of desirable traits in the germplasm that enters field evaluation... The strategy has allowed a significant increase in throughput, typically equating to an extra 4,700 individual plants analysed each year...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
Natural selection has played a significant role in the selection of drought tolerance in chickpeas since their cultivation... Chickpeas play an important role in the sustainability of cereal-based farming systems by improving soil health by fixing atmospheric nitrogen reducing the use of nitrogenous fertilisers produced using fossil fuels... The main goal of the project was to enhance production and productivity of chickpeas under Mediterranean type environments through genetic and agronomic manipulation...
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Catalogue: NVT Online Papers
In each state where durum wheat is produced there are cereal growing guides and also specific durum production publications... The increasing adoption of no-till in northern cropping systems and significant developments in sorghum breeding has seen major yield increase in the sorghum crop... There is an increasing demand for fresh pasta products that have a refrigerated shelf life but in combination with a sauce provide a ready made, quick and nutritious meal...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
Faba beans are grown in two major regions in Australia, the Mediterranean-type environment of the Southern Region and the sub-tropical environment of northern New South Wales (NSW)... Recent surveys and trials have demonstrated that cercospora is now widely established throughout the Southern Region and can result in significant yield reduction... In both 2009 and 2010 a significant level of seed staining due to pea seedborne mosaic virus occurred and seed samples were assessed for incidence and severity of staining...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
The faba bean is one of the major pulse crops in the Southern Region and has potential for expansion in the Western Region... The breeding program has developed a large pool of material that combines resistance to ascochyta blight and chocolate spot, and lines with high yield potential have been identified... Improved faba bean varieties, released during project UA00079, or released from breeding lines developed, evaluated and multiplied during this project, will benefit the cropping industries in the higher rainfall districts of the Southern and Western Regions through: higher and more reliable yields improved levels of disease resistance leading to lower costs of production and reduced management inputs improved marketability due to improved seed quality greater sustainability of the farming system due to increased inclusion of faba beans in rotations...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
" Date: 11.05.2010 Field Peas - Field Performance and Role in Northern Farming Systems field peas fig1 Steve Moore - University of Sydney Plant Breeding Institute The University of Sydney's field pea efforts consist of two components: 1) A fully autonomous breeding program for the northern region funded by Pork CRC charged with developing adapted field pea varieties to produce a reliable and locally grown protein source for the pork industry in the northern region 2) A yield evaluation node of the field pea section of Pulse Breeding Australia... It is recognised that in order for field pea to become a viable pulse alternative in the northern region, returns to grain growers must be competitive with other pulses grown in the north... Current status of the breeding program and experimental data Released varieties Two field pea varieties bred and selected for commercial production in the northern region have been released through projects funded by the Pork CRC. Yarrum , (dun seeded), was released in 2005 and Maki, (blue) was released in 2009...
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Catalogue: Broadacre Field Crops DAFF QLD
Every year the department's maize breeding program releases a new series of commercial inbred lines that can be used to produce commercial hybrids... It is important to develop germplasm that combines high yield potential and adequate disease resistance... The maize breeding program strives to develop germplasm with improved adaptation to such environments...
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