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With frost damage now estimated to be costing growers $360 million a year, the Australian National Frost Program (ANFP) is broadening its assault on the issue... Dr Juttner says methods varied across the country, so the results could not be compared... Dr Juttner says the method ANFP researchers have now developed involves staggered times of sowing, so that when a frost event hits they can tag individual heads of different wheat and barley varieties, at the same stage of development - in other words, they can compare the effect of frost on different cultivars at a synchronised developmental stage and compare like with like...
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Leader of the Southern Pulse Agronomy project Dr Jason Brand says growers need to get the fundamentals for their faba beans right up front, such as row spacing, plant density and pest and disease management, to avoid any issues in the canopy later in the season... Growers wanting to avoid issues with canopy management in faba bean crops later this season should first get fundamental measures such as row spacing, plant density, inoculation and pest and disease management right earlier in the season... Dr Brand has been looking at novel ways of reducing the problem in the HRZ, including chemical and mechanical treatments, but says the key message for growers was still to focus on getting the important things right early in the growing season...
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Leader of the Southern Pulse Agronomy project Dr Jason Brand says growers need to get the fundamentals for their faba beans right up front, such as row spacing, plant density and pest and disease management, to avoid any issues in the canopy later in the season... Growers wanting to avoid issues with canopy management in faba bean crops later this season should first get fundamental measures such as row spacing, plant density, inoculation and pest and disease management right earlier in the season... Dr Brand has been looking at novel ways of reducing the problem in the HRZ, including chemical and mechanical treatments, but says the key message for growers was still to focus on getting the important things right early in the growing season...
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Dr Phil Davies from SARDI checks the performance of field pea plants in a trial at the University of Adelaide's Waite campus in South Australia... "The heat-stress tolerance is due to several genes dispersed across the genome - a situation that makes it difficult to breed all genes into elite cultivars without the genes becoming separated during the genetic recombination that occurs during sexual reproduction," Dr Davies says... Dr Davies has found there is sufficient interest in the trait to pursue molecular markers, which may provide a viable way to rapidly select for these heat-tolerance genes using a cost-effective DNA typing technology favoured by breeders...
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Harvest is crunch time for each year's crop, and always a good opportunity to evocatively capture on film the season's end-game.. Harvester at night in fields with moon shining through clouds... In the areas, growers suggest that early sowing, good winter rains and newer wheat varieties, such as LongReach ScoutA and Mace, have all contributed to the production achieved, despite receiving only 40mm of spring rain...
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Cabbage aphids prefer to colonise the underside of lower leaves on canola plants, rather than the racemes (flowering spikes)... Growers and advisors are encouraged to report incidences of crop pests and diseases, including cabbage aphids, via email to DAFWA's PestFax service at: pestfax@agric.wa.gov.au.. Caption: Researcher Dusty Severtson, of UWA and DAFWA, in a New Norcia paddock that was one of the 2013 sites for field trials researching the distribution of cabbage aphids...
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I joined the GRDC southern panel mainly to find out more about what GRDC does and how they do business and I have been involved in some of the work they have done... I also wanted to find out more about the investments being made by GRDC on behalf of growers," he says... Climate variability is one such issue, and he wants to see farm management practice evolve to adapt with changing climate conditions that are increasingly impacting on cropping profitability...
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` The aim is to do this across all rainfall zones (high, medium and low), using both major cereal grains grown in WA (wheat and barley).The accepted definition of canopy management is 'managing the green surface area of the crop canopy in order to optimise profitability'... To date in WA, there has been some canopy management work undertaken in the high rainfall zones, but there has been no research done in the medium to low rainfall zones... ConsultAg wish to undertake a 3 year research project to validate, and if worthy, integrate the principles of canopy management into the Western Australian cropping system...
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I joined the GRDC southern panel mainly to find out more about what GRDC does and how they do business and I have been involved in some of the work they have done... I also wanted to find out more about the investments being made by GRDC on behalf of growers," he says... Climate variability is one such issue, and he wants to see farm management practice evolve to adapt with changing climate conditions that are increasingly impacting on cropping profitability...
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Mick Faulkner presenting at a GRDC Technical Workshop on septoria tritici blotch.. "In one year the MRZ can be high-rainfall and the next year it can be low-rainfall," Mick says... "Throughout the years we've been working hard on canopy management, nitrogen, soil water, time of sowing and plant growth regulators, to name a few," Mick says...
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