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The aim was to use the Cropcheck database to record crop practices, identify the best and most profitable ones and have them adopted by growers. Two major programming updates following agronomist feedback resulted in revised records and database reports.
The principal outcome of the South Australian Research and Development Institute's (SARDI's) pasture development program is the evaluation and release of a range of new, higher producing and better adapted annual pasture legume varieties for use in existing and emerging farming systems.
The project was undertaken to develop a national grains industry biosecurity plan. The plan was completed using the nationally accepted template developed by Plant Health Australia (PHA). The plan incorporates threat identification, review, risk mitigation and contingency planning.
Lipid is a major cause of both undesirable colour and flavour in wheat gluten and modified products made from it. Removal or reduction of the lipid content improves the products. Lipid can be removed from the flour used for preparing gluten by extraction with solvents.
The Australian grains market has a 'no live insects' policy. To ensure this, chemical resistance in grain storage insects must be monitored and minimised. Therefore, 725 grain storages throughout the southern region were sampled, and 1,270 insect strains collected and assayed for chemical resistance.