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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
" Improving Multi-Week Predictions.. Ocean links bring new clarity to cliamte forecasts.. Ground Cover writer Asa Wahlquist looks at recent advances in climate research, in particular important new insights into the role of the Indian Ocean < Keep browsing..
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Australian grain breeders now have new lines of wheat and barley with different versions of the major heading-date genes (the genes that control the length of time it takes for the crop to produce grain)... The research produced a set of wheat and barley lines with different versions of the heading-date genes, VRN1 and PPD1 , introduced into the best wheat and barley lines available... The genes are important determinants of where and when cultivars can be grown...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Populations have been developed from these lines and are being used to determine if these exotic wheats offer different genetic mechanisms for improving frost tolerance in future varieties... International research and breeding efforts have resulted in significant improvements in frost tolerance at the vegetative stages of crop development, which is an important production constraint in many northern hemisphere environments... Recent advances in field-based screening methods, experimental design and statistical analysis provide an opportunity to benchmark the level of frost tolerance in Australian varieties and exotic germplasm...
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