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This project aimed to increase the effectiveness of nutrient inputs in the cropping systems of south-eastern Australia by improving the understanding of key factors (especially rainfall) regulating the supply and utilisation of soil and fertiliser phosphorus (P) and nitrogen (N) by grain crops.
Greater understanding of water balance for different land uses and landscapes is necessary to: a) improve water use efficiency, b) understand and predict deep drainage from different land uses, c) define salinity risks.
The project investigated anthracnose risk and management of lupins in a range of trials across Western Australia (WA). Infected seed, blue lupins, higher rainfall environments and susceptible varieties were characterised as major components of anthracnose risk.
The project developed tramline farming (TLF) systems with growers across Western Australia (WA). Research and extension activities were integrated and involved growers. Over 24 publications and papers resulted.
DAW714 - Evaluation and selection of high quality Brassica breeding lines for short season environments of WA
The Western Australian (WA) canola industry can increase by 100,000 hectares in the low rainfall areas with improved early maturity varieties. This project aimed to produce a canola variety through selection of plants carried out in the targeted environment.