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This project investigated whether rotation of canola varieties derived from different blackleg resistance sources can increase the durability of blackleg resistance as well as reduce yield loss caused by blackleg.
The aim of the project was to investigate the Arabidopsis gene AtMYB82 and its role in influencing flowering time and flower formation. This was achieved using a variety of molecular techniques to attempt to turn off and over-express AtMYB82, ascertain exactly when and where it is expressed and perform comparative analysis of wild-type and mutant plants.
Chromosome 3B of wheat is an early target for the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC). The pilot project for sequencing 50 bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC) clones in a 12cM region with the Sr2, Stagonospora nodorum, leaf rust (Lr) and fusarium head blight (FHB) resistance loci has been successful in positioning Australia within the IWGSC.
Agribusiness and Grower Crop Updates were developed by the Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia (DAFWA) to deliver the latest cropping systems and grain production research and development (R&D) results to the West Australian (WA) grains industry.
This project was involved with control of branched broomrape (Orobanche ramose) in existing land use systems in the south western Murray Mallee of South Australia (SA). It was concerned with aspects of weed control using herbicides and understanding features of the weed's life cycle that may facilitate eradication of branched broomrape.
Animal Control Technologies Australia developed MOUSEOFF® Zinc Phosphide Bait# to provide the grains industry with an effective, safe and cost effective mouse control option. The product can be used at all stages of crop growth to reduce the development of ‘plague’ mice populations.
Aquaporins or water channels are pores in the membranes of cells that have been shown to affect the rate of water movement through plant membranes. This project aimed to determine whether the aquaporins influenced the movement of water through the roots of wheat and lupins.
This northern project, in conjunction with a southern and western project, was initiated to progress the outcomes of the GRDC project DAW440 and implement routine pulse quality testing into the breeding programs around Australia.
CSO205 - Maximising the efficiency of potassium and nitrogen use and profits by matching supply to crop demand
Crops in Western Australia (WA) have relied on natural soil reserves of potassium (K) for their nutritional requirement since land clearing. This practice is unsustainable because Κ is a major nutrient required in relatively large amounts by crops and WA wheatbelt soils are old, coarse textured and low in K.
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