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The project provided cereal cyst nematode (CCN) resistance screening services to the Southern Region Barley, Oat and Triticale Breeding programs, and to commercial breeding programs such as Australian Grain Technologies (AGT) Pty Ltd, to enable the ongoing development, release and adoption of improved varieties with CCN resistance and increased yield.
DAN401 - Disease Management Support of Pulses in SE Australia: project extension - Pathology Support for Lupin Breeding at Wagga
This project aimed to improve the disease screening capabilities of the lupin breeding program at Wagga Wagga, New South Wales (NSW). The program was breeding for anthracnose and phomopsis resistance in narrow-leaf lupins (NLL), and for anthracnose and pleiochaeta root rot resistance (PRR-R) in albus.
The soils of Western Australian (WA) cropping regions are naturally low in phosphorus (P). Yields of wheat after a legume are frequently higher than yields after wheat. In addition to nitrogen (N), legumes can also contribute to improve the availability of P for subsequent crops.
Genetic maps were developed for the double haploid (DH) populations, Sunco (resistant) x Tasman and Cascades (resistant) x AUS1408. Black point (BP) data were available for one year for the Sunco x Tasman population and three years for the Cascades x AUS1408 population.
UWA368 - Rapid screening techniques to select canola for drought resistance and high oil concentration
It was established that osmotic adjustment in canola maintains yields under drought. A physiological link was demonstrated between osmotic adjustment and the concentration of proline in leaf tissue.