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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    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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    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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    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

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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 strategy that required the collaborative input of scientists in Australia, India and China.