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Note: Request for Tender (RFT) Terms and Conditions apply to all RFTs where tenderers are required to submit their responses via the Grains Investment Portal.

Development and extension to close the economic yield gap and maximise farming systems benefits from grain legume production in South Australia

Description

The GRDC is seeking services to deliver development and extension to close the economic yield gap and maximise farming systems benefits from grain legume production in South Australia.

The establishment of a hub and spoke model delivery of grower-driven grain legume validation and demonstration trials across South Australian sub-regions is proposed to address these gaps. This request for tender proposes the establishment of 3 major validation (hub) sites and 10 on farm demonstration (spoke) sites in South Australia to be prioritised and adjusted for need.

RFT Number

PROC-9176326

Closing date & time

Thursday 11th of February 2021, at 05:00 PM ACT local time

Details

Release date: Friday 18th of December 2020
Last updated: Monday 18th of January 2021

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Development and extension to close the economic yield gap and maximise farming systems benefits from grain legume production in New South Wales

Description

The GRDC is seeking services to deliver development and extension to close the economic yield gap and maximise farming systems benefits from grain legume production in central and southern New South Wales.

The establishment of a hub and spoke model delivery of grower-driven grain legume validation and demonstration trials across central and southern New South Wales sub-regions is proposed to address these gaps. This request for tender proposes the establishment of 2 major validation (hub) sites and 6 on farm demonstration (spoke) sites across central and southern New South Wales to be prioritised and adjusted for need.

RFT Number

PROC-9176328

Closing date & time

Thursday 11th of February 2021, at 05:00 PM ACT local time

Details

Release date: Friday 18th of December 2020
Last updated: Monday 18th of January 2021

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Development and extension to close the economic yield gap and maximise farming systems benefits from grain legume production in Victoria

Description

The GRDC is seeking services to deliver development and extension to close the economic yield gap and maximise farming systems benefits from grain legume production in Victoria.

The establishment of a hub and spoke model delivery of grower-driven grain legume validation and demonstration trials across Victorian sub-regions is proposed to address these gaps. This request for tender proposes the establishment of 3 major validation (hub) sites and 8 on farm demonstration (spoke) sites in Victoria, to be prioritised and adjusted for need.

RFT Number

PROC-9176327

Closing date & time

Thursday 11th of February 2021, at 05:00 PM ACT local time

Details

Release date: Friday 18th of December 2020
Last updated: Monday 18th of January 2021

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Phosphorous Response Curves for Pulses in the Western Region

Description

Previous research, both nationally and internationally, has shown that there is a correlation between cereals and pulses and their phosphorous use efficiency, however, pulses appear to be less efficient than cereals. It is the objective of this investment to validate the correlation of the current wheat P response curves and the P requirement of pulses, by conducting a series of field trials within the Esperance and Albany Port Zone. The trials will be conducted with P response treatments using two of the most adapted pulse varieties grown in the region and will include wheat as a control crop. This information will provide confidence to growers of the use of P fertiliser inputs and identify any further gaps in nutritional knowledge for further investment. This investment, will consist of two trial sites being implemented annually over two growing seasons, and will trial P rates x pulse species, to understand the accuracy of the current nutrition advice.

RFT Number

PROC-9176317

Closing date & time

Friday 5th of February 2021, at 05:00 PM ACT local time

Details

Release date: Thursday 17th of December 2020
Last updated: Thursday 17th of December 2020

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Farming systems and agronomic changes for integration of long coleoptile wheat in the Western Region

Description

This investment is intended to provide growers with knowledge on the risks and benefits associated using long coleoptile wheat. The trials proposed should focus on better understanding the long coleoptile trait impact on time to emergence, soil temperature, planting depth and their combine effect on crop establishment in the targeted environments. It will also be used as a platform to facilitate grower and adviser discussions on the agronomic, nutrition, farming systems and crop protection (weeds, pest and disease) consideration to guide future research involving long coleoptile wheats.

RFT Number

PROC-9176318

Closing date & time

Friday 5th of February 2021, at 05:00 PM ACT local time

Details

Release date: Thursday 17th of December 2020
Last updated: Thursday 17th of December 2020

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Management of spot form of net blotch in the low rainfall zones of Western Australia

Description

Spot form of net blotch (SFNB) is an important foliar fungal disease of barley that decreases grower profitability by impacting yield and quality. The latter through reduced grain size and resultant downgrading from malting to feed quality. In Western Australia, recent surveillance data and research has indicated that SFNB remains the most prevalent out of the two net blotches across all the rainfall zones. This is largely due to:

• The increase in acreage of barley over alternative crops, and planting with susceptible varieties,
• Current farming systems in the western region having close barley rotation in the same paddocks, and closer neighbouring barley crops,
• High adoption of no-till and stubble retention practices, which increases the sources of disease inoculum across the grain growing landscape.

Previous research has been conducted into the disease lifecycle and epidemiology in the higher rainfall zones in WA. This knowledge has aided in developing best practice disease management strategies for SFNB in these zones to reduce the risk of fungicide resistance. In the low rainfall zones, however, there is limited understanding of the factors that will cause a SFNB epidemic and economic losses in these areas. This information is important to aid in the development of effective control measures that provide economically acceptable suppression of the disease in any given season. Additionally, the understanding of this will ultimately reduce the number of unnecessary fungicide applications when the environment is less disease-conducive and reduce the risk of the of fungicide resistance development to the limited mode of actions (MOA) available.

This investment aims to provide:

• Data on the economic/disease impact from SFNB in barley to growers and advisers. This information will provide LRZ relevant economic thresholds that represent the loss of profit in the presence of SFNB in barley in the Western Region
• Better understanding of how cultural practices influence disease development in the LRZ of WA. Modifying cultural practices, dependent on potential disease risk, such as increased row spacing, stubble management or altered sowing time have the potential to provide some disease control and/or reduce fungicide use.
• Effective, practical and economical management strategies for barley SFNB that is specific to LRZ.

RFT Number

PROC-9176316

Closing date & time

Wednesday 10th of February 2021, at 05:00 PM ACT local time

Details

Release date: Monday 14th of December 2020
Last updated: Monday 14th of December 2020

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Sclerotinia Management for Narrow Leaf Lupin Crops in Western Australian farming systems

Description

Sclerotinia stem rot (SSR) is a serious but sporadic disease of broadleaf field crops in Australia. The main causal organism, Sclerotinia sclerotiorum, has a host range in excess of 400 plant species including all broadleaf crop species within the dryland cropping rotation. In recent years, SSR has become an important disease of narrow leaf lupin (Lupinus angustifolius; NLL) in the Western Region, driven largely by the size of the area sown, frequency of the crop within rotation, frequency of canola within the rotation, and return to more average winter and spring rainfall patterns.

Whilst considerable research efforts have been undertaken for canola, information on impact and management of the disease for other pulse crops, including lupin, remains limited. Observations in the field in recent years suggest that the epidemiology of the disease is different for pulse crop species compared to canola and there is limited information for growers to implement any form of effective management. Therefore, there is the need to improve our understanding of the epidemiology and development of management strategies of SRR in NLL crops.

This investment aims to provide:

• Data on the economic/disease impact from SSR in NLL crops to growers and advisers. This information will provide regionally relevant economic thresholds that represent the loss of profit in the presence of SSR on lupin in the Western Region.
• Better understanding of how cultural practices influence disease development
• Information on the effectiveness and optimum timing of fungicides

RFT Number

PROC-9176315

Closing date & time

Wednesday 10th of February 2021, at 05:00 PM ACT local time

Details

Release date: Monday 14th of December 2020
Last updated: Wednesday 16th of December 2020

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Managing soils post-amelioration in the Upper South East, Coorong and Fleurieu Peninsula subregion of SA

Description

The GRDC are seeking applications from services providers to help build growers confidence and address gaps in knowledge relating to the agronomic management of recently ameliorated soils in the upper South East of South Australia. This service provider will undertake a three-year series of small replicated demonstration trials, soil characterisations, pit demonstrations and associated extension activities to:

• improve the agronomic management of ameliorated soils to the newly established yield potential;

• reduce risks related to crop establishment and wind erosion in the amelioration transition phase; and

• improve understanding of soil physical and chemical properties and characterisation of PAW, and identification nutrition and soil constraint limitations in ameliorated soil and how soil settles over the transition phase.

RFT Number

PROC-9176313

Closing date & time

Thursday 28th of January 2021, at 05:00 PM ACT local time

Details

Release date: Saturday 12th of December 2020
Last updated: Tuesday 12th of January 2021

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GroundCover suite – editorial content and hardcopy publications

Description

The GroundCover Newspaper is GRDC’s national flagship newspaper published in print and electronic forms. The Newspaper informs the grains industry of research outcomes of current GRDC supported investments and reports on industry priorities, emerging issues and presents grower case studies. It has a strong readership of over 37,000 nationally.

GroundCover Supplements are distributed as inserts to the GroundCover Newspaper. Their content is typically more technical. Supplements enable the GRDC to ‘bundle’ together grains research information on a specific area of industry need or over a series of inter-related topics.

GRDC seeks to approach the market for suitable suppliers to provide the services in relation to editorial and image content, design, layout, advertising and coordinate printing and distribution of the Corporation’s newspaper- GroundCover and its companion, GroundCover Supplement magazine.

RFT Number

PROC-9176312

Closing date & time

Thursday 21st of January 2021, at 05:00 PM ACT local time

Details

Release date: Thursday 10th of December 2020
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd of December 2020

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Epidemiology of Septoria Tritici Blotch in the low and medium rainfall zones of the Southern region to inform IDM strategies.

Description

GRDC seeks a suitable applicant to provide the research of STB epidemiology and pathogen biology under MRZ and LRZ growing conditions and farming systems and to develop practical and cost-effective integrated disease management strategies for STB in medium and low rainfall zones of the Southern region.

RFT Number

PROC-9176307

Closing date & time

Thursday 28th of January 2021, at 05:00 PM ACT local time

Details

Release date: Tuesday 1st of December 2020
Last updated: Monday 14th of December 2020

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