GroundCover™ 138 January-February 2019

Feature Articles

  • Discovery of stress-tolerance traits lifts canola potential
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    Discovery of stress-tolerance traits lifts canola potential

    Canola has received an injection of new genetic diversity – including valuable stress-tolerance traits – due to a large-scale pre-breeding...

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  • Early sorghum widens window of opportunity
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    Early sorghum widens window of opportunity

    Bringing forward the planting date for sorghum by four to six weeks from the norm is paying dividends for a...

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    Legume inoculation snapshot

    A new snapshot of legume inoculation use has emerged from a 2017 national survey of 154 growers who collectively farm more than 400,000 hectares across the country.

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    Legumes lift dry management

    Legumes are changing the face of the cropping landscape in low-rainfall farming systems across north-west Victoria. In the state’s Mallee region many bare, long-fallow paddocks have given way to a leafy mix of legume crops, such as vetch or field

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    Thirty-six years on, RD&E redefines drought

    Thirty-six years on, RD&E redefines drought

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    Gut health focus in the breakfast cereal aisle

    A new audit of the breakfast cereal category shows fibre is shedding its traditional image.

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    Research explores waterlogging tolerance links

    The links between waterlogging tolerance and phytophthora root rot (PRR) are being investigated via GRDC-invested research as a means of improving PRR resistance in chickpeas.

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    Be on the alert for greenbug

    With a large sorghum crop expected to be planted in the northern region it is timely to consider exotic pests that could threaten our crops if they arrived on our shores.

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    Optimum sowing windows to boost canola yields

    Western Australian canola growers can refer to new research to identify the optimum sowing window to maximise crop yields, the AusCanola 2018 conference in Perth was told in September.

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    Canola agronomy advances bridge rainfall divide

    Kojonup grower Roger Bilney and his family have been growing canola on their high-rainfall mixed crop and livestock farming property for more than 30 years, but believe it has only been in recent years that the potential of the crop has been fully

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    On-farm trials probe hostile subsoils

    Victorian grower Andrew Whitlock aims to tame the dark, subterranean depths of the soil profile where hostile acidic subsoils are thought to be limiting yields on his cropping country at Rokewood, about 130 kilometres west of Melbourne.

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    Focus on chickpea root rot

    Chickpea breeders are calling on new tools to build resistance to costly chickpea root-rot disease