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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (West)
Mention of a trade name or company in this publication does not imply endorsement of any product or company by the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia... Overall, 60-70 per cent of flour is used in traditional flat breads, 20-25 per cent of flour is used in western style breads and 5-10 per cent is used in cakes and biscuits... In summary, canola varieties sown 2-3 weeks earlier than normal (early to mid April) can be grazed in winter prior to bud elongation (usually providing 600-800 dse grazing days/ha) and recover with no impact on yield or oil...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (West)
KEYMESSAGES Incorrect use of phosphine since the 1950s, has led to escalating resistance in stored grain insects which threatens the continued use of phosphine at the farm level... In summary, canola varieties sown 2-3 weeks earlier than normal (early to mid April) can be grazed in winter prior to bud elongation (usually providing 600-800 dse grazing days/ha) and recover with no impact on yield or oil... When running a trial it is important to: 1...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
The global recession has reduced northern hemisphere emissions to a greater level than what is legally required so there has been very little need for trades to occur... In the near future we may have a fish industry based in rural Australia operating in a similar way to the poultry industry, based on the premise that algae has unlocked the method of using cereal grains as a feedstock... A farmer may have 20 years of increase in soil carbon followed by 20 years of gradual decline despite using accepted best practises to retain soil carbon...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The Managing Climate Variability Program will oversee 15 climate research projects, including seasonal climate forecasting for profitable sustainable resource use, the improved monitoring of evapotranspiration and enabling nationwide access to the Yield Prophet climate risk management information tool... The practicality and depth of projects funded under the new program provides an indication into the diversity and range of stakeholders with a keen interest in improving their understanding of climate," he says... The program"s communication coordinator, Tim Lester, says that growers will eventually be able to use the program"s website, www.managingclimate.gov.au , to download the latest climate variability decision-support tools, which he says are rapidly becoming essential business and risk management tools for agriculture in Australia...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The weather patterns arise from changes in sea surface temperature patterns along the equator from the west coast of South America to around the International Dateline, and they drive shifts in the global circulation patterns that influence our local climate... Negative values of the SOI (for example average monthly values of the SOI below minus 5) are usually associated with an El Ni o because barometric air pressures over northern Australia are higher relative to those in the central Pacific... When SST patterns are near normal, the SOI is usually associated with near zero (average monthly values between minus 5 and plus 5) values...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
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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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (North)
Improving water use efficiency using cover crops of millet... Soil water was measured at cover-crop planting, time of spray-out (2004 replicated sites and all 2005 sites) and at all sites at winter crop planting... In the analysis an average world oil price of US$68.40 a barrel (West Texas Intermediate) and an exchange rate of US74 cents is assumed...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
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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Catalogue: Ground Cover
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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Catalogue: Ground Cover
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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