GroundCover™ 138 January-February 2019

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  • 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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    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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    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 Darling Downs grower, Daniel Wegener, through increased yields and better accumulation of soil water in fallow periods.

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    Research helps industry meet climate challenges

    Despite the exceptionally dry season in 2018, which gave many growers no chance to even plant a crop, the industry has shown increased resilience because of the cumulative effects of the work done by growers, researchers, advisers, machinery

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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

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    Summer planting scenarios

    Across the northern region, summer-cropping paddocks may be left to fallow if subsoil moisture calculations do not add up

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    Genes found for increased flour yield

    More flour can be extracted from the same amount of grain following the identification of two genes that play a critical role in determining the flour yield of wheat varieties