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DAS279 - High protein wheat genotypes for sustainable production in the South-East and Western cropping regions of Australia

Discriminating world markets are demanding a reliable supply of higher protein wheat than is produced in much of Australia. Many high yielding varieties tend to achieve lower grain protein (Brookton, Silverstar, Chara, H45).

CSP00138 - Manipulating biological processes that improve nitrogen supply to cereal crops: Free-living nitrogen fixing bacteria

A laboratory based 15N method was standardised for direct quantification of the amount of nitrogen (N) fixation by free-living (FL) N fixing bacteria. N fixation ranged from less than 0.2-2.3kgN/ha/day under optimal conditions.

SFS00025 - Evaluation of Late Nitrogen Applications to Achieve Yield Potential and increased protein content in wheat

This project aimed to contribute to the knowledge gaps identified by the high rainfall zone (HRZ) Regional Cropping Solutions Networks (RCSN) in the program logic for the very high priority issue of nitrogen (N) management.

CSA00033 - Realising yield potential through farming systems research, development and extension - Western region - Extension

This second phase of the 'Realising yield potential' project (2012-14) focused on acidity as a major cause of low water-use efficiency (WUE). Growers had reported inconsistent results from liming and the industry needed a targeted approach that generated a better economic return from liming for growers.

DAW613 - Understanding and driving annual weed seedbanks to very low levels.

This project investigated the persistence of major cropping weeds and tested the success of various strategies in driving seedbank decline. The seedbank decline rate differed substantially between weed species.