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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    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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    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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    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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    Autumn baiting timely for snail control

    Light showers and overnight dews will signal the start of ideal snail baiting conditions this autumn.

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    SA to review GM ban

    The South Australian Government announced in September that it would undertake an independent review of the state’s GM moratorium in coming months.

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    AG Institute launches chartered accreditation

    Members of Australia’s peak body for agricultural professionals can seek a new level of accreditation that recognises their willingness to learn, lead and subscribe to an industry code of ethics