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DAV452 - Identification and utilisation of alternative sources of blackleg resistance for canola, with particular emphasis on seedling resistance
Yield loss in canola caused by blackleg disease has increased over the past five years due to more canola under cultivation and the ability of the fungus to overcome resistance genes in canola varieties.
A Ph.D. scholarship to Nicholas Johnson. Plant-parasitic nematodes (PPN) cause more than US$70 billion p.a. losses worldwide. Control options are limited. Ligand-gated ion channels (LGIC) are molecular targets of important nematicides.
In each of the project years, the Birchip Cropping Group (BCG) established relevant and credible demonstration and experimental sites across the Victorian Mallee and Wimmera. The trial sites allowed the BCG to provide a real and active line of timely information to growers, agribusiness and advisers.
BWD00008 - Flexible farming systems to meet the challenges of farming the southern Mallee and northern Wimmera
Growers in the southern Mallee and northern Wimmera face uncertainty about many aspects of their farming systems. A flexible approach was taken by this project to address problems and equip growers with necessary skills.
This project was undertaken to fast-track adoption of Diffusive Gradients in Thin-Films (DGT)-P technology which is expected to help refine the use of phosphorus (P) fertiliser in broadacre crop production.