You are here

exchange

Catalogue: Ground Cover
Launched in late 2014, the SmarterSeeds program allows growers in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria to exchange harvested grain retained on-farm for sowing, which might have deteriorated or been contaminated with other varieties... Mr Jorgensen says that apart from exposing growers to high pressure from crop diseases, such as stripe rust, sowing grain that contains a cocktail of different varieties is likely to result in uneven crop maturation and increased risk of frost damage. ".. If the means only a small percentage of the crop is sown within the optimum sowing window," Mr Jorgensen says...
Related categories:
Catalogue: Ground Cover
Launched in late 2014, the SmarterSeeds program allows growers in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria to exchange harvested grain retained on-farm for sowing, which might have deteriorated or been contaminated with other varieties... Mr Jorgensen says that apart from exposing growers to high pressure from crop diseases, such as stripe rust, sowing grain that contains a cocktail of different varieties is likely to result in uneven crop maturation and increased risk of frost damage. ".. If the means only a small percentage of the crop is sown within the optimum sowing window," Mr Jorgensen says...
Related categories:
Catalogue: Ground Cover
Historic germplasm exchange to lift Australian oilseeds By Dr Gio Braidotti An historic research collaboration between India, China and Australia, in which oilseed germplasm has been exchanged, is giving Australian breeders unprecedented access to a range of advanced key traits for Australia's oilseed industries... The collaboration has overcome previously restricted access to genetic resources in India and China, allowing Australian breeders to now access germplasm with the potential to deliver traits such as increased tolerance to drought and to major diseases... But in other instances researchers are first checking that the lines give the same level of trait expression in Australian environments as they did in India or China prior to transfer...
Related categories:
Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
DAQ00131 project activities aimed to: conserve tropical grains germplasm under long-term storage conditions; acquire new germplasm with unique traits of interest to clients (particularly to breeding programs); the maintenance of germplasm through viability testing and regeneration; and to increase awareness of the availability of tropical grains germplasm to clients... New project goals were to facilitate the creation of the national grains Genetic Resources Centre (GRC) and included training GRC staff in the use of GRIN-Global (GG), a software management system, so that grains data can be nationalised across Australia; and contribute to the action plan development for the relocation of tropical grains germplasm to both Tamworth and Horsham... The significant consultation and communication that the Biloela GRC staff undertook during the project have secured the conservation of two globally unique germplasm sets within the next project period...
Related categories: