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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
" Pulse Industry Extension - Expanding pulse cropping by targeted extension of improved varieties and management packages DAW00100 Start Date: 01/07/2004.. Overcoming the barrier of harvesting field peas by promoting the role and value of semi-leafless varieties, in combination with appropriate management, should result in growers and their advisers treating field peas as a legitimate crop choice in any given year... The project will allow continuity of staff and experience about field peas throughout WA during its expansion phase, and provide growers with the necessary technical back-up that all developing agricultural industries require...
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Catalogue: GRDC Publications
Part of the project aims to characterise, assess, and simulate the suitability of current genetics for earlier sowing in Australian farming systems across a range of environments using crop management tools such as APSIM... The PhD project aims to identify how molecular changes within the mitochondria allow plants to continue growth at a range of temperatures... Education and research are critical in developing the 'science push' for sorghum as a health promoting food - this knowledge needs to be interpreted and disseminated to the Australian grains industry (farmers, producers), food products developers, marketers and key government organisations y t i c a p a C & s l l i k S g n i d l i u B ...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
The project was designed to test and further develop recommendations to improve the quality of no-till systems made by Rolf Derpsch, an international no-till consultant from Paraguay... Initial results from the project indicated high levels of crop residue (about 4t/ha) helped retain soil moisture at seeding from the previous year and any summer rain received, compared to less water retention in areas with low crop residue levels (about one to 2 t/ha)... A postal survey conducted in 2009 as part of this project showed major changes in grower adoption and attitudes towards improving conservation tillage methods...
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