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Catalogue: GRDC Media
New research results have given grain growers hope that partial resistance to the damaging disease crown rot may be around the corner for durum wheat... The figures are reported in the GRDC publication, The Current and Potential Costs from Diseases of Wheat in Australia , which also details estimates that if current control measures weren't in place crown rot would cost the industry $36.44/ha or $434 million per year... Dr Steven Simpfendorfer, NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI), Tamworth plant pathologist says a GRDC-supported research project demonstrated that partial crown rot resistance present in hexaploid wheat lines could be transferred into durum wheats...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
The material is now at the F6 stage with selected lines showing promising levels of resistance in both field and seedling screens (up to 86% reduction in disease severity compared to EGA Bellaroi )... Significant field resistance to CR has been successfully transferred into durum wheats from hexaploid sources (up to 86% reduction in CR severity compared to EGA Bellaroi )... The project has also developed some lines which appear to have promising levels of resistance to FHB. Once backcrossed and incorporated into commercial varieties post-project this material should prove valuable in an integrated management system to control both CR and FHB...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
A guide for broad acre farmers to understand the markets in order to match production to consumption.. As a farmer with a marketing background it is my desire to understand the potential for these countries to produce enough food to feed themselves, and discover where opportunities may arise for Australian broad acre farmers to supply sectors of the market that they cannot successfully do themselves... The report is a long term view into understanding the markets, what drives them and where our opportunities, as farmers, will be into the future...
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Catalogue: GRDC Publications
6 AGP00010: Validation of late sowing to identify heat stress tolerance in wheat and investigation of QTL for heat stress tolerance .................................................................................................................................................................................... In summary, the project will provide valuable genotype information and deliver new genetic resources to Australian wheat breeders... Overall, the approach has a strong applied orientation aimed at crop improvement...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
The varieties have enhanced the quality and productivity of the durum industry in both regions and supported local pasta manufacturers, millers and exporters... Objectives The main objective of the project was to organise durum wheat breeding on a national basis and provide new varieties to the durum industry that maintain the world class quality of Australian grain and provide growers with improvements in yield and disease resistance... Results from 2011 NSW NVT have indicated a 10% yield improvement in Caparoi over Wollaroi and a 6% yield improvement over EGA Bellaroi whilst maintaining the quality standards set by EGA Bellaroi...
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