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GRDC is updating the Grains Investment Portal (GIP) Tender Application Form on 21 June 2022. If you are interested in finding out more about the changes, register for information sessions taking place early June.

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Listed are the opportunities currently available. Prospective applicants are encouraged to read the terms and conditions before applying.

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.

For information about our Expressions of Interest (EOI’s) and other investments, view our Other opportunities.

Consultancy to explore options to improve the application of amendments for subsoil amelioration

Description

GRDC is seeking a consultant to report on the current state of materials research into agricultural ameliorants such as lime, gypsum, sulphur and organic matter with the aim to increase flowability for delivery into the subsoil.

RFT Number

PROC-9176613

Closing date & time

Thursday 9th of June 2022, at 05:00 PM ACT local time

Details

Release date: Thursday 12th of May 2022
Last updated: Thursday 12th of May 2022

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Optimising genetic control of wheat rusts through novel approaches

Description

Cereal rusts continue to be a significant constraint for Australian grain growers, with chemical control relied on to limit losses. However, with the drive for sustainability it is likely that there will be increased pressure to reduce chemical use. One way to future-proof Australian wheat production against rusts is to increase the pathotype-independent durable genetic resistance of wheat. This tender is for one of the seven outputs forming the Australian Cereal Rust Control Program (ACRCP) Phase 5 investments. The ACRCP Phase 5 investments aim to enable the development of new wheat varieties that are both high yielding and have higher levels of genetic resistance to stripe, stem and leaf rusts. This tender is for the development of proof of concept, and to establish the value proposition, for novel technologies that can improve durable rust resistance in wheat.

Industry briefing: 1pm Canberra local time on 3 May 2022. Refer to Clause 10 RFT Terms and Conditions on how to register.

RFT Number

PROC-9176545

Closing date & time

Wednesday 15th of June 2022, at 05:00 PM ACT local time

Details

Release date: Wednesday 27th of April 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 17th of May 2022

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Australian Fungicide Resistance Extension Network (AFREN 2)

Description

GRDC is proposing a new investment to ensure that the AFREN developed resources are promoted, maintained, and updated with new information on the development of fungicide resistance and disease management strategies. The investment will also ensure that the network of plant pathologists and fungicide resistance experts is maintained to extend existing information and new research information to the grain industry via dynamic communication and extension activities.

RFT Number

PROC-9176555

Australian Fungicide Resistance Extension Network (AFREN 2) is now CLOSED

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Impact of root diseases on pulse crops in Northern and Southern regions

Description

The expansion and intensification of high value pulses in Australia will drive the increased profitability of the Australian grains industry. However, this expansion is threatened by the increasing awareness, by industry, that although often grown as a disease break crop themselves, pulse crops are significantly constrained by soilborne root diseases. In the Southern Region alone, yield losses of ~20, 20, and 30% in the low, medium, and high rainfall zones, respectively, have been reported due to root diseases in a Grower Advisers’ survey (SARDI, 2019). Growers across the Northern and Southern regions are increasingly reporting patches in pulse crops due to soilborne diseases.

RFT Number

PROC-9176551

Impact of root diseases on pulse crops in Northern and Southern regions is now CLOSED

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Epidemiology and management of Rhizoctonia in low and medium rainfall zones

Description

Rhizoctonia remains a significant constraint to barley and wheat production in the low rainfall zone (LRZ) and medium rainfall zone (MRZ) of the Southern and Western regions, costing Australian growers $78M annually with potential costs of $165 million (Murray and Brennan, 2009).

RFT Number

PROC-9176552

Epidemiology and management of Rhizoctonia in low and medium rainfall zones is now CLOSED

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GRDC National Grower Network – Coordination of Grower Forums in the Western Region

Description

This investment is seeking applications from service providers interested in providing coordination services for the GRDC National Grower Network (NGN) Forums in the Western region. The GRDC NGN is one of several mechanisms the GRDC uses to capture constraints or opportunities to grain grower profitability and identify desired outcomes to help shape and inform GRDC RD&E investments.

RFT Number

PROC-9176534

GRDC National Grower Network – Coordination of Grower Forums in the Western Region is now CLOSED

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Identifying Biodegradable Mulches (BDM) for use in Australian Broadacre Crop Production

Description

Conventional polyethylene mulches are widely used in global speciality crop production systems and to a lesser extent in broadacre agricultural production. Biodegradable plastic mulches (BDMs) offer an environmentally sustainable alternative to conventional polyethylene products. A consultant is required to identify and shortlist commercial BDM products or those under development, that offer potential for productivity gains in Australian broadacre crop production. BDM attributes that facilitate capture of fallow season rainfall and limit or prevent soil evaporative loss are the priority. Supressing weeds and/or improving crop establishment may be secondary benefits. Co-development opportunities are considered part of the global scan for suitable BDM and will require a business prospectus for GRDC investment consideration.

RFT Number

PROC- 9176514

Identifying Biodegradable Mulches (BDM) for use in Australian Broadacre Crop Production is now CLOSED

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Improving canola establishment through best practice agronomy in the Northern Region

Description

This investment will validate and demonstrate a range of factors that can improve canola crop establishment. Management strategies that lead to successful canola crop establishment will be identified and communicated to growers.

RFT Number

PROC-9176470

Improving canola establishment through best practice agronomy in the Northern Region is now CLOSED

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Macrophomina Industry Workshop Consultation

Description

This consultancy will organise and facilitate an industry meeting to update participants on the current state of play of Macrophomina knowledge in Australia. Based on this shared knowledge, participants will discuss priorities and future directions for research, such that future GRDC investment is informed and supported by industry. Participants (up to 25) will be chosen to include a range of technical expertise (pathogen biology, field pathology, breeding, agronomy, farming systems, data analytics).

RFT Number

PROC-9176422

Macrophomina Industry Workshop Consultation is now CLOSED

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Identifying potassium responsive soils and best practice application of K in the MRZ and HRZ of the Southern Region

Description

This investment is designed to collect and collate data from a range of different soil types under plus and minus K fertiliser treatments to validate K responsiveness and look to ascertain if current critical K values re accurate across all soil types. The investment is also designed to demonstrate the value of tissue testing to diagnose K deficiency and validate best practice methodologies of application including banding of K which has been shown to provide benefits vs topdressing, foliar application & claying.

RFT Number

PROC- 9176457

Identifying potassium responsive soils and best practice application of K in the MRZ and HRZ of the Southern Region is now CLOSED

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