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Increasing return on investment from canola seed through improved establishment in low rainfall zones and medium rainfall zones of Western Australia

Description

This investment seeks an integrated and holistic approach to address poor canola establishment. Consideration is required of factors by which genetic diversity for secondary dormancy in canola, seedling vigour, field stand establishment are influenced and can be improved through genetic and agronomic/management practices. The investment needs to determine the relationship between secondary dormancy, genetic response of seeds to temperature and to what extent they impact on crop establishment. The role of varietal differences (genetics) in primary and secondary dormancy in canola, the response to temperature and subsequent impact on crop establishment needs to be evaluated, and the question of whether canola cultivars with low potential of secondary dormancy induction can readily germinate will be explored. Additionally, this investment needs to characterise ideal growing environments for canola seed production (especially temperatures during grain filling) and evaluate agronomic practices that result in improved seed establishment. Crop establishment and early growth are key components in timely sowing and in optimising biomass essential to greater crop yields.

RFT Number

PROC-9176087

Closing date & time

Thursday 12th of December 2019, at 05:00 PM ACT local time

Details

Release date: Friday 8th of November 2019
Last updated: Friday 8th of November 2019

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Minimising the impact of major barley foliar pathogens on yield and profit

Description

The necrotrophic leaf fungi Net Form Net Blotch (NFNB), Spot Form Net Blotch (SFNB) and Scald cause significant damage to barley crops resulting in average yield losses of $134 million per year. The fungal pathogen populations of these diseases are highly diverse and can evolve rapidly to overcome both chemical and genetic resistances. The diseases can be managed by cultural practices, chemical controls and genetic resistance. The most effective cultural control is the removal of crop residues that harbour the diseases; however, the widespread adoption of conservation agriculture and the retention of crop residues has meant that growers need to rely on chemical and genetic controls. Chemical controls are generally effective although multiple fungicide applications are often required increasing the cost to growers. There is also evidence of NFNB and SFNB evolving resistance to chemical controls. Developing barley varieties with durable genetic resistance is an effective and economical means of disease control, although currently there are few barley varieties with effective resistance to NFNB, SFNB and Scald.

This investment consists of four programs of work as follows:

Program 1: Development of international pathogen/ host diversity sets.
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Program 2: Surveillance and monitoring of pathogen populations.
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Program 3 Screening of diverse barley germplasm for novel sources of resistance. Austender Link

Program 4: Screening of elite breeder material transitioning to a fee for service model. Austender Link

RFT Number

PROC-9176089, PROC-9176090, PROC-9176091, PROC-9176092

Closing date & time

Monday 9th of December 2019, at 02:00 PM ACT local time

Details

Release date: Friday 8th of November 2019
Last updated: Friday 8th of November 2019

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National Variety Trials Program 2020-2024

Description

The National Variety Trials (NVT) provides Australian growers and advisers with access to independent, robust and relevant evaluation of crop varieties to assist in choosing varieties most suited to their environment. The national program of comparative crop variety testing delivers trial results from over 350 locations across the country for over 500 near-release or released varieties of wheat, barley, canola, oats, lupins, lentils, field peas, faba beans, and chickpeas. In providing this information, NVT seeks to accelerate the adoption of new, superior varieties, leading to increased grower profitability.

This procurement will source, through an open market approach, service providers who have the appropriate technical skills and experience to provide research and development services for the GRDC NVT program in order to ensure the program is run successfully.

RFT Number

PROC-9176074

Closing date & time

Friday 15th of November 2019, at 02:00 PM ACT local time

Details

Release date: Friday 4th of October 2019
Last updated: Friday 8th of November 2019

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Maintaining production systems on acidifying sub-soils by amelioration with commercial machinery

Description

This investment is designed to evaluate the efficacy of new and novel commercial and pre-commercial machinery for subsoil amelioration that can incorporate ameliorants such as lime at depth within a no-till farming system. We are looking for more energy efficient ways to deliver lime, gypsum or organic amendments at depth. All treatments are to be fully costed to allow for the development of return on investment (ROI) and incorporate an assessment of the risk of not ameliorating i.e. doing nothing.

RFT Number

PROC-9176069

Closing date & time

Monday 4th of November 2019, at 02:00 PM ACT local time

Details

Release date: Monday 30th of September 2019
Last updated: Thursday 31st of October 2019

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Rapid analysis of on-farm lime sources

Description

The investment proposes a review of proven XRF technology, or similar technology, for use on-farm, in identifying alternative and economically viable lime source1. Additionally, a cost benefit analysis will be undertaken to compare these methods of sampling and testing, on-farm lime sources. Furthermore, there should be calibration of the best technology available to growers for use on farm. Finally, the provision of three (3) development days in separate locations in the Kwinana East port zone to value add to the current and existing knowledge surrounding Morrell lime.

RFT Number

PROC-9176066

Closing date & time

Friday 1st of November 2019, at 05:00 PM ACT local time

Details

Release date: Tuesday 24th of September 2019
Last updated: Monday 28th of October 2019

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