Develop a wheat mapping population created specifically for salinity tolerance to help determine the mechanisms that allow Mocho de Espiga Branca to survive under saline conditions.
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This project aimed to assess the effectiveness of different nitrogen fertiliser products in delivering plant available nitrogen to wheat on calcareous and lighter textured soils.
Dr Allison Pearson travelled to the 2018 ‘Salt and Water Stress In Plants” Gordon Research Seminar and Conference in New Hampshire, USA to present her research and take part in conference activities.
The Upper North Agricultural Region of SA is frequently affected by hot dry springs, significant frost events and unreliable opening rains. Identifying the window of least risk for sowing and increasing the knowledge of the farmers to different wheat phenology will increase profitability and enable management through seasonal variation.
Additions of sulphate of ammonia and gypsum were tested on crop growth, yield and soil test results in 2015 and 2016.
Quantifying productivity and profitability gains with liquid injection systems on clayed sands (ELD215)
Different rates of liquid phosphorus were tested near Bordertown in 2015.
This project was designed to quantify the economic benefit to growers in different rainfall zones of growing wheat and barley varieties that potentially differ in their phosphorus use efficiency (PUE).
This trip enabled visits to research groups at Texas A&M University, Limagrain Cereal Seeds (LCS) in Colorado and the CIMMYT research centre, Mexico. Industry and research links have been developed which will be beneficial to future research and study outputs.
DGT is a new measurement technique that could potentially provide a more accurate alternative to current N measurement methods. Results were compared with current N methods.