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Crop & Pasture Science is a highly cited and prestigious journal publishing original research on advances in plant sciences, sustainable farming systems, and food quality. More

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Published online 28 January 2015
Growth and yield responses in wheat and barley to potassium supply under drought or moderately saline conditions in the south-west of Western Australia 
Qifu Ma, Richard Bell, Craig Scanlan, Gavin Sarre and Ross Brennan

Potassium (K) deficiency is becoming increasingly common because the input of K through fertilisers is less than the removal of K at harvest. Two-year field experiments showed that applying K on low K soils enhanced wheat and barley growth and grain yield under drought and salinity. There was also partial K substitution by sodium (Na) in barley on moderately saline soils, which may need taking into account for K-fertiliser management.

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Published online 27 January 2015
Evaluation of the biochemical and physiological activity of the natural compound, 2,4-ditert-butylphenol on weeds 
T. S. Chuah, M. Z. Norhafizah and B. S. Ismail

2,4-ditert-butylphenol caused excessive production of reactive oxygen. This leads to enhanced lipid peroxidation levels and membrane damage. Increased levels of scavenging enzymes indicate their induction as a secondary defense mechanism in response to 2,4-ditert-butylphenol.

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Published online 27 January 2015
Effects of lucerne genotype on morphology, biomass production and nitrogen content of lucerne and tall fescue in mixed pastures 
Amel Maamouri, Gaëtan Louarn, François Gastal, Vincent Béguier and Bernadette Julier

Legume–grass mixtures ensure a high, protein-rich forage yield without nitrogen fertilization. In an experiment that included 46 lucerne and two tall fescue genotypes tested in microplots, we analyzed how lucerne genetic variation affects agronomic traits. Both tall fescue genotypes grown with highly productive lucerne genotypes had an increased leaf elongation and N status but a reduced tiller number, which could limit their persistence.

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Published online 15 January 2015
Effect of soil pH and crop sequence on the response of wheat (Triticum aestivum) to phosphorus fertiliser 
Craig Scanlan, Ross Brennan and Gavin A. Sarre

Most soils used for crop production in WA have soil P levels above critical levels and soil pH below 5.5. In a field experiment with wheat, shoot P concentration was higher in the + lime than the – lime treatment when 0 P was applied. For grain yield, the magnitude of the response was greatest for rate of P applied, followed by lime treatment and then crop sequence and there were no interactions between these

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Published online 09 January 2015
Phenotypic effects of additional chromosomes on agronomic and photosynthetic traits of common wheat in the background of Chinese Spring 
Caiyun Liu, Zhiyuan Yang, Xiaojie Chen, Hisashi Tsujimoto and Yin-Gang Hu

Wheat alien chromosome addition lines are important genetic resources for wheat breeding; thus, screening and characterisation for target traits in the addition lines is a prerequisite for efficient utilisation of alien chromosomes. In this study, the effects of additional chromosomes on agronomic, photosynthetic and seedling traits of common wheat were evaluated using 34 addition lines, and some addition lines that had better performance were identified. The lines or alien chromosomes with specific traits could be used for target breeding program.

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Published online 09 January 2015
Ability to recover overrides the negative effects of flooding on growth of tropical grasses Chloris gayana and Panicum coloratum 
José A. Imaz, Daniel O. Giménez, Agustín A. Grimoldi and Gustavo G. Striker

Tropical grasses are being incorporated into temperate grasslands suffering from flooding, as a result of less restrictive winters due to global warming. Flooding tolerance of Chloris gayana and Panicum coloratum was assessed at different times of the year. In winter, P. coloratum had higher tolerance to flooding than C. gayana. In spring, both species showed similar moderate growth reduction to flooding. Irrespective of any growth reduction due to flooding, both species displayed remarkably fast full recovery from flooding during early summer, which pose both species as promising options for temperate lowland grasslands.

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Published online 09 January 2015
Carbon and nitrogen metabolism in arbuscular mycorrhizal maize plants under low-temperature stress 
Xian-Can Zhu, Feng-Bin Song, Fu-Lai Liu, Sheng-Qun Liu and Chun-Jie Tian
Arbuscular mycorrhizal maize exhibited higher N content and N metabolic enzymes. Arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis induced an accumulation of carbohydrates under low temperature stress. Mycorrhizal fungus alleviates low-temperature stress through enhanced the metabolism of C and N.
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Published online 09 January 2015
Comparison of teosinte (Zea mexicana L.) and inter-subspecific hybrids (Zea mays L.×Zea mexicana) for high forage yield under two sowing regimes 
Imtiaz Akram Khan Niazi, Saeed Rauf, Jaime A. Teixeira da Silva and Hassan Munir

Relative to maize, teosinte (Zea mexicana L.) displays lower heat injury, sustained chlorophyll content under heat stress (36-45°C) and high seedling survival% (55°C). Teosinte can also produce large plant biomass (27% and 55% higher yield than maize under non-stressed and stress condition, respectively).These features allow teosinte to be exploited as a forage crop.In this study, interspecific hybrids had higher oil (20% and 4%) and protein contents (14% and 25%) than teosinte.

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Published online 09 January 2015
Variation for apical sterility among diploid, tetraploid and hexaploid Iranian wheats under meiotic stage water-stressed and well-watered conditions 
Shahram Mohammady

Water-stressed induced apical sterility is a main barrier to wheat production in dry region. The results of current study indicated that considerable variations exist among diploid, tetraploid and hexaploid Iranian wheats. These variations could help breeders to breed modern wheat cultivars tolerant to water-stress. These results also provided some evidences implying that apical sterility may be due to effect of water-stress on anther weight.

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Published online 05 January 2015
Use of functional traits to identify Australian forage grasses, legumes and shrubs for domestication and use in pastoral areas under a changing climate 
M. L. Mitchell, H. C. Norman and R. D. B. Whalley

Many species of native Australian grasses, legumes and forage shrubs possess functional traits making them ideal for domestication for use in the probably hotter, drier future climates in the pastoral regions of Australia. The most common functional traits that need modification during the domestication process include retention of the seeds on the parent plant to assist harvest and the selection for increased seedling vigour. The common functional traits making these species ideal for these purposes include their ability to survive drought conditions and be productive in low fertility soils.

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Published online 24 December 2014
Methane in Australian agriculture: current emissions, sources and sinks, and potential mitigation strategies 
Damien Finn, Ram Dalal and Athol Klieve

In Australia, agriculture simultaneously represents the primary source of anthropogenic methane emissions and its largest potential terrestrial methane sink. This review details the principal Australian agricultural sectors involved in methane flux, the environmental, geochemical and biological factors which control methane flux in these agroecosystems and scope for mitigation strategies, and finally how methane flux in Australian agroecosystems may respond to predicted global changes in response to climate change drivers. Future research directions are discussed.

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Published online 16 May 2014
Effects of grazing on crop crown temperature: implications for phenology 
Matthew T. Harrison, Walter M. Kelman and Jim M. Virgona

Temperature is a fundamental driver of crop development, which has important implications for dry matter partitioning, the timing of flowering and grain yield. Although defoliation initially delays crop ontogeny, elevated microclimatic temperatures of up to 6–7°C significantly enhance post-defoliation development rates as the growing season progresses from winter into spring, mitigating the extent of the delay by anthesis. These results will be useful in designing experiments that propose using grazing or defoliation to manipulate crop flowering time and in interpreting the implications of defoliation on phenology and grain yield.

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Volume 65 Number 12 2014

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Opportunities and challenges for improved management of foliar pathogens in annual clover pastures across southern Australia 
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M. J. Barbetti and M. P. You
pp. 1249-1266

Fungal foliar pathogens cause significant losses in herbage and seed yields and also in regeneration capacity in annual clover pastures, leading to their rapid deterioration and poor persistence. Host resistance offers the greatest potential for delivering the most cost-effective and long-term control. However, release of new varieties of unknown susceptibilities to major foliar diseaes, the risks posed by new pathogen races to continued use of older varieties, and the lack of flexible management options; together make successful disease management challenging.


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CERES-Rice model-based simulations of climate change impacts on rice yields and efficacy of adaptive options in Northeast China 
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Wenxiang Wu , Qian Fang , Quansheng Ge , Mengzi Zhou and Yumei Lin
pp. 1267-1277

Concerns about the response of agricultural production to climate change are increasing. This paper combined the CERES-Rice model with Regional Climate Model (RCM)-PRECIS to simulate both the effects of climate change on rice yields and the efficacy of adaptive options in Northeast China. The findings provide insight into the possible impacts of climate change on rice production and the possible adaptive strategies that could be adopted to cope with future climate change.

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Amelioration of alkaline phytotoxicity by lowering soil pH 
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D. J. Brautigan , P. Rengasamy and D. J. Chittleborough
pp. 1278-1287

Highly alkaline, phytotoxic soils may lack alkaline buffering capacity, making remediation by lowering soil pH feasible. Treatments trialled and compared included application of gypsum, organic additives and leguminous plants. All treatments lowered soil pH, but only gypsum treated soils maintained the lowered pH over the six month trial period. Use of plants to lower soil pH, in conjunction with gypsum to sustain the lowered pH is suggested as an economic means of remediating alkaline soils.


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Use of remote sensing to determine the relationship of early vigour to grain yield in canola (Brassica napus L.) germplasm 
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R. B. Cowley , D. J. Luckett , J. S. Moroni and S. Diffey
pp. 1288-1299

Remote sensing technology was used to measure early crop biomass over time in field plots of canola by using a normalised difference vegetation index, NDVI. In seven experiments, genetic differences in early vigour were clearly apparent, and NDVI was well correlated with final grain yield. Canola breeders may use this technology to select for vigorous genotypes that are more likely to have high yield.


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Competitive ability of Australian canola (Brassica napus) genotypes for weed management 
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Deirdre Lemerle , David J. Luckett , Peter Lockley , Eric Koetz and Hanwen Wu
pp. 1300-1310

Non-chemical control tactics such as crop competition are urgently needed to combat the rapid spread of herbicide resistant weeds in Australian crops. Large differences were identified between canola genotypes in their competitive ability to suppress weeds and maintain grain yield in weedy conditions.  Choice of strongly competitive canola cultivars, especially hybrids, is a cheap, effective and easy way to reduce weed costs and retard the spread of resistance.


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Genotypic and environmental variation in seed nutraceutical and industrial composition of non-transgenic soybean (Glycine max) genotypes 
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Constanza S. Carrera , Julio L. Dardanelli and Diego O. Soldini
pp. 1311-1322

Breeding progress can be hindered by the interaction of environment and genotype (G × E) on soybean seed chemical composition. Although environment was the most important source of variation for most of the analysed chemical components, genotype and G × E contributed significantly to the variability. Several non-transgenic genotypes exhibited superior performance over a wide range of environmental conditions for one or more chemical compounds, and breeders could use these genotypes to broaden the genetic backgrounds of commercial cultivars, or use them directly as raw material.


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SYBR Green I based RT-qPCR assays for the detection of RNA viruses of cereals and grasses 
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T. Dráb , E. Svobodová , J. Ripl , J. Jarošová , F. Rabenstein , U. Melcher and J. K. Kundu
pp. 1323-1328

Virus diseases cause significant yield losses in cereals and are an issue of food and feed safety concern. In this paper we describe comprehensive tools for detecting the causal agents of some less prevalence virus diseases of cereal crops, which affect also annual and perennial grass hosts. Our results revealed a high incidence of some of these viruses in grass hosts, from which may shift to cereal crops that may cause potential threat for stability of cereal production.


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A semi-quantitative enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for Rathayibacter toxicus, the bacterium involved in annual ryegrass toxicity, to assist in risk assessment of fodder for domestic use 
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A. M. Masters , B. Samarasinghe , M. Kalkhoven , L. den Hollander and D. G. Palmer
pp. 1329-1334

There are no regulations to ensure the safety of fodder sold on the domestic market in Western Australia. Because livestock are at risk of annual ryegrass toxicity (ARGT) by ingesting contaminated feed either produced on farm or purchased on the open market, we expressed the results of hay testing as risk categories. Risk categories are easily interpreted by farmers and livestock owners and assist in preventing and managing ARGT.


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Simulating forage production of Marandu palisade grass (Brachiaria brizantha) with the CROPGRO-Perennial Forage model 
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Diego N. L. Pequeno , Carlos G. S. Pedreira and Kenneth J. Boote
pp. 1335-1348

Forage-based livestock systems are complex and interactions among animals, plants, and the environment exist at several levels of complexity, which can be evaluated using computer modeling. In order to understand this complexity and plan feed supply relative to animal stocking rates, simulations of irrigated and rainfed forage production of Marandu palisadegrass were evaluated using the CROPGRO – Perennial Forage Model. The results suggest that the model can be used to adequately simulate regrowth and production responses to weather and management


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Use of alternative herbicide mixtures to manage glyphosate-resistant Lolium rigidum Gaud. along crop margins in South Australia 
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Patricia Adu-Yeboah , Peter Boutsalis , Peter Hooper , Gurjeet S. Gill and Christopher Preston
pp. 1349-1356

Glyphosate is the most important herbicide used in crop production world-wide. Repeated use of glyphoste on crop margins has resulted in the evolution of resistance in annual ryegrass, that can then move into the crop causing problems for farmers. Control of this resistant weed can be achieved through the use of appropriate herbicide mixtures and sequences.


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Corrigendum to: Crop-available water and agronomic management, rather than nitrogen supply, primarily determine grain yield of commercial chickpea in northern New South Wales 
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N. V. Elias and D. F. Herridge
pp. 1357-1357
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These articles have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication. They are still in production and have not been edited, so may differ from the final published form.

    CP14326  Accepted 21 January 2015
    Combined application of Silica and nitrogen alleviates the damage of flooding stress in rice
    Dr. B. Lal, Priyanka Gautam, S. Mohanty, R. Raja, R. Tripathi, M. Shahid, B Panda, MJ Baig, Liza Rath, Pratap Bhattacharyya, A.K. Nayak

    CP14270  Accepted 19 January 2015
    Sequential Zn and Fe Biofortification of Bread Wheat Grains - From Controlled to Uncontrolled Environments
    Fernando Lidon, Ana Almeida, Rita Costa, Ana Bagulho, Paula Campos, Jose Semedo, Benvindo Maçãs, José Coutinho, Nunoo Pinheiroo, Conceição Gomes, António Leitão, Isabel Pais, Maria Silva, Fernando Reboredo, Fernanda Pessoa, José Ramalho

    CP14240  Accepted 20 January 2015
    Optimising grain yield and grazing potential of crops across Australia’s high rainfall zone: A simulation analysis. 2. Canola
    Julianne Lilley, Lindsay Bell, John Kirkegaard

    CP14135  Accepted 19 January 2015
    Considering long-term ecological effects on future land-use options when making tactical break-crop decisions in cropping systems
    Michael Renton, Roger Lawes, Tess Metcalf, Michael Robertson

    CP14247  Accepted 19 January 2015
    The Influence of biochar application on nutritional quality of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.)
    Raffaella Petruccelli, Alessandra Bonetti, Maria Laura Traversi, Cecilia Faraloni, Massimo Valagussa, Alessandro Pozzi

    CP14012  Accepted 17 January 2015
    Combined Stress of Low Temperature and Flooding Affects Physiological Activities and Insecticidal Protein Content in Bt Transgenic Cotton
    Guisheng Zhou, Fuyan Zhai, Shiyuan Lu, A.E. Nimir, Linlin Yu, Hui Pan, Dongmei Lv

    CP14208  Accepted 09 January 2015
    Grain number determination under contrasting radiation and nitrogen conditions in 2- and 6-rowed barleys
    Sebastian Arisnabarreta, Daniel Miralles

    CP14319  Accepted 03 January 2015
    Forage and grain yield of diverse canola maturity types (Brassica napus) in the high rainfall zone of Australia
    Susan Sprague, John Kirkegaard, John Graham, Lindsay Bell, Mark Seymour, Matthew Ryan

    CP14059  Accepted 31 December 2014
    Genetic dissection of developmental behavior of total starch and its components content in wheat grain
    Bin Tian, Zhiying Deng, Quangang Xie, Jichun Tian

    CP14269  Accepted 26 December 2014
    Identification of fast and slow germination accessions of Brassica napus L. for genetic studies and breeding for early vigor
    Jing Zhang, Liyong Hu, Robert Redden, Guijun Yan

    CP14200  Accepted 22 December 2014
    Integrating dual-purpose wheat and canola into high-rainfall livestock systems in south-eastern Australia. 1. Crop forage and grain yield
    Susan Sprague, John Kirkegaard, Hugh Dove, John Graham, Scott McDonald, Walter Kelman

    CP14191  Accepted 22 December 2014
    Responses to phosphorus among wheat genotypes
    Glenn McDonald, William Bovill, Julian Taylor, Rob Wheeler

    CP14185  Accepted 19 December 2014
    Gaining insight into the risks returns and value of perfect knowledge for crop sequences by comparing optimal sequences with those proposed by agronomists.
    Roger Lawes, Michael Renton

    CP14308  Accepted 19 December 2014
    Yield and water-use efficiency of wheat in a high rainfall environment
    Tina Acuna, Shaun Lisson, Peter Johnson, Geoff Dean

    CP14306  Accepted 11 December 2014
    Reproduction strategy of Chloris virgata under simulated atmospheric nitrogen deposition
    Chang Wang, Ying Wang

    CP14202  Accepted 04 December 2014
    Integrating canola and wheat into high-rainfall livestock systems in south-east Australia. 3. An extrapolation to whole-farm grazing potential, productivity and profitability
    Lindsay Bell, Hugh Dove, Scott McDonald, John Kirkegaard

    CP14293  Accepted 02 December 2014
    Herbicide resistance in Bromus and Hordeum spp. in the Western Australian grain belt
    Mechelle Owen, Neree Martinez, Stephen Powles

    CP14160  Accepted 27 November 2014
    Optimized nitrogen fertilizer management achieved higher diversity of arbuscular mycorrhiza fungi and high-yielding maize (Zea mays L.)
    Gu Feng, Xiaojing Wang, Xinxin Wang

    CP14075  Accepted 27 November 2014
    Development and validation of protocols for product stewardship in transgenic white clover (Trifolium repens L.): Detection of the AMV CP and npt2 transgenes in pollen, honey and honey bees
    Stephen Panter, Aidyn Mouradov, Kevin Smith, German Spangenberg

    CP14243  Accepted 21 November 2014
    Saline water irrigation of quinoa under Mediterranean conditions
    Attila Yazar, Cigdem Incekaya, Semih Sezen, Sven-Erik Jacobsen

    CP13411  Accepted 21 November 2014
    Effect of timing and height of defoliation on the grain yield of barley, wheat, oats and canola in Western Australia.
    Mark Seymour, Jonathan England, Raj Malik, David Rogers, Andrew Sutherland, Allen Randell

    CP14227  Accepted 18 November 2014
    How do glycine and histidine in nutrient solution affect zinc uptake and root-to-shoot translocation by wheat and triticale?
    Kianoush Khodamoradi, Amir Hossen Khoshgoftarmanesh, Neda Dalir, Majid Afyuni, Rainer Schulin

    CP14216  Accepted 17 November 2014
    Resistance reaction of Medicago truncatula genotypes to Fusarium oxysporum: effect of plant age, substrate and inoculation method
    Nicolas Rispail, Moustafa Bani, Diego Rubiales

    CP14141  Accepted 17 November 2014
    Comparative Effects of GA3, Kinetin, and Salicylic Acid on Emergence, Seedling Growth and Antioxidant Defense System of Sweet Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench) under Salinity and Temperature Stresses
    A.E. Nimir, Shiyuan Lu, Guisheng Zhou, Wenshan Guo, Bao-Luo Ma, Yonghui Wang

    CP14210  Accepted 13 November 2014
    Improving grain yields on a sodic clay soil in a temperate medium-rainfall cropping environment.
    Roger Armstrong, Craig Eagle, Ray Flood (dec.)

    CP14184  Accepted 12 November 2014
    Root growth of irrigated summer crops in cotton-based farming systems sown in Vertosols of northern New South Wales
    Nilantha Hulugalle, Katie Broughton, Daniel Tan

    CP14136  Accepted 12 November 2014
    Long-term cropping system studies support intensive and responsive cropping systems in the low rainfall Australian Mallee
    Anthony Whitbread, Bill Davoren, Vadakattu Gupta, Rick Llewellyn, David Roget

    CP14218  Accepted 12 November 2014
    Selenium fortification of hydroponically grown corn salad
    Nicola Tomasi, Roberto Pinton, Stefano Gottardi, Tanja Mimmo, Matteo Scampicchio, Stefano Cesco

    CP14063  Accepted 10 November 2014
    Potential legume alternatives to fallow and wheat monoculture for the Mediterranean environments
    Scott Christiansen, John Ryan, Murari Singh, Serkan Ates, Faik Bahhady, Omran Youssef, Khalil Mohamed, Steven Loss

    CP14223  Accepted 05 November 2014
    Confirmation of chloride deficiency as the cause of leaf spotting in durum wheat grown in the Australian northern grains region.
    Graeme Schwenke, Steven Simpfendorfer, Bertrand Collard

    CP14181  Accepted 05 November 2014
    Management strategies for chicory (Cichorium intybus L.) and plantain (Plantago lanceolata L.): Impact on dry matter yield, nutritive characteristics and plant density
    Julia Lee, Nivonne Hemmingson, Elena Minnee, Cameron Clark

    CP14241  Accepted 31 October 2014
    Effect of defoliation by grazing or shoot removal on the root growth of field-grown wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)
    John Kirkegaard, Julianne Lilley, James Hunt, Susan Sprague, Nanna Karkov Ytting, Irene Skovby Rasmussen, John Graham

    CP14201  Accepted 21 October 2014
    Integrating canola & wheat into high rainfall livestock systems in south-east Australia. 2. Pasture and livestock production
    Hugh Dove, John Kirkegaard, Walter Kelman, Susan Sprague, Scott McDonald, John Graham

    CP14079  Accepted 20 October 2014
    Grazing defoliation and nutritive value of Setaria pumila and Digitaria sanguinalis in Lolium perenne-based swards
    Katherine Tozer, Catherine Cameron, Lindsay Matthews

    CP14230  Accepted 17 October 2014
    Optimising grain yield and grazing potential of crops across Australia’s high rainfall zone: a simulation analysis. 1. Wheat
    Lindsay Bell, Julianne Lilley, James Hunt, John Kirkegaard

    CP14162  Accepted 14 October 2014
    The economic significance of maintaining pasture production at its peak value
    Cameron Ludemann, Joe Jacobs, Kevin Smith

    CP14152  Accepted 13 October 2014
    Biomass, fruit yield, water productivity and quality response of processing tomato to plant density and deficit irrigation under a semi-arid Mediterranean climate
    Cristina Patanè, Alessandro Saita

    CP14166  Accepted 06 October 2014
    Break Crop Effects on Wheat Production across Soils and Seasons in a Semi-Arid Environment
    Therese McBeath, Vadakattu Gupta, Rick Llewellyn, Bill Davoren, Anthony Whitbread

    CP13386  Accepted 04 October 2014
    Biochemical and physiological mechanism of herbicidal activity of natural compound 2,4-ditert-butylphenol on weeds
    Tse Seng Chuah, Md Zain Norhafizah, Bin Sahid Ismail

    CP14190  Accepted 29 September 2014
    Growth and yield responses in wheat and barley to potassium supply under drought or moderately saline conditions in south-western Australia
    Qifu Ma, Richard Bell, Craig Scanlan, Gavin Sarre, Ross Brennan

    CP14026  Accepted 18 September 2014
    Performance of spring cereal genotypes under defoliation/grazing on the Eyre Peninsula, SA
    Roy Latta

    CP14193  Accepted 08 September 2014
    Multi-physiological trait selection indices to identify Lotus tenuis genotypes with high dry matter production under drought conditions
    Luis Inostroza, H Acuna, José Méndez

    CP14213  Accepted 04 September 2014
    Reply to ‘Comments on papers relating to soil phosphorus testing in “Making better fertiliser decisions for cropping systems in Australia”’ by I.C.R. Holford
    Philip Moody, Chris Dyson, Simon Speirs, Brendan Scott, Richard Bell

    CP14056  Accepted 04 September 2014
    Comments on papers relating to soil phosphorus testing in "Making better fertiliser decisions for cropping systems in Australia" in Crop and Pasture Science
    Ian Holford.

    CP14119  Accepted 13 August 2014
    Forage canola – spring-sown winter canola for biennial dual-purpose use in the high rainfall zone of southern Australia
    Annieka Paridaen, John Kirkegaard

    CP14085  Accepted 10 July 2014
    The role and value of combining dual-purpose crops and lucerne in a mixed enterprise farming system
    Ross Kingwell, Leon Squibb

    CP14090  Accepted 30 June 2014
    Small effects of pasture deferment through grazing spring wheat crops in Western Australia can benefit livestock productivity
    Dean Thomas, Andrew Moore, Hayley Norman, Clinton Revell

    CP13421  Accepted 27 June 2014
    Evaluating the feasibility of dual-purpose canola in a medium rainfall zone of south-eastern Australia – a simulation approach.
    Jeff McCormick, Jim Virgona, Julianne Lilley, John Kirkegaard

    CP13382  Accepted 22 November 2013
    Forage Breeding for Changing Environments and Production Systems – an Overview of ISFB 2013
    Kevin Smith, German Spangenberg

    CP13154  Accepted 08 June 2013
    Effect of Irrigation Regimes on Spring Seeding of Canola Cultivars under Semi-Arid and High Elevation Conditions
    Jamshid Razmjoo, Seyed Eatesam Ghaemmaghami

    CP13156  Accepted 14 May 2013
    The career and contribution to Australian and International Agricultural Science of Clive McDonald Francis: An introduction
    Mike Ewing, David Chatel, Michael Poole, William Collins

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1. Published 30 October 2014
Genomic selection in crops, trees and forages: a review

Z. Lin, B. J. Hayes and H. D. Daetwyler

2. Published 27 June 2014
Opportunities and challenges in Australian grasslands: pathways to achieve future sustainability and productivity imperatives

Lindsay W. Bell, Richard C. Hayes, Keith G. Pembleton and Cathy M. Waters

3. Published 27 June 2014
Pasture plants and soil fertility management to improve the efficiency of phosphorus fertiliser use in temperate grassland systems

Richard J. Simpson, Alan E. Richardson, Shirley N. Nichols and James R. Crush

4. Published 7 August 2014
Adaptations for growing wheat in the drying climate of Western Australia

Hayden Sprigg, Robert Belford, Steve Milroy, Sarita Jane Bennett and David Bowran

5. Published 30 October 2014
Progress in developing perennial wheats for grain and grazing

Philip J. Larkin, Matthew T. Newell, Richard C. Hayes, Jesmin Aktar, Mark R. Norton, Sergio J. Moroni and Len J. Wade

6. Published 30 January 2014
The colours of durum wheat: a review

Donatella B. M. Ficco, Anna M. Mastrangelo, Daniela Trono, Grazia M. Borrelli, Pasquale De Vita, Clara Fares, Romina Beleggia, Cristiano Platani and Roberto Papa

7. Published 25 February 2014
Ppd1, Vrn1, ALMT1 and Rht genes and their effects on grain yield in lower rainfall environments in southern Australia

H. A. Eagles, Karen Cane, Ben Trevaskis, Neil Vallance, R. F. Eastwood, N. N. Gororo, Haydn Kuchel and P. J. Martin

8. Published 30 January 2014
Development of a TILLING resource in durum wheat for reverse- and forward-genetic analyses

R. Bovina, A. Brunazzi, G. Gasparini, F. Sestili, S. Palombieri, E. Botticella, D. Lafiandra, P. Mantovani and A. Massi

9. Published 30 January 2014
Genetic variation for resistance to Fusarium head blight in winter durum material

Thomas Miedaner and Carl Friedrich Horst Longin

10. Published 7 August 2014
Yield improvement and adaptation of wheat to water-limited environments in Australia—a case study

R. A. Richards, J. R. Hunt, J. A. Kirkegaard and J. B. Passioura

11. Published 28 August 2014
Interaction between plant physiology and pasture feeding value: a review

D. F. Chapman, J. M. Lee and G. C. Waghorn

12. Published 25 February 2014
Preferential retention of chromosome regions in derived synthetic wheat lines: a source of novel alleles for wheat improvement

C. L. McIntyre, A. Rattey, A. Kilian, M. F. Dreccer and R. Shorter

13. Published 28 August 2014
Quantifying the interactions between grazing interval, grazing intensity, and nitrogen on the yield and growth rate of dryland and irrigated perennial ryegrass

R. P. Rawnsley, A. D. Langworthy, K. G. Pembleton, L. R. Turner, R. Corkrey and D. J. Donaghy

14. Published 30 January 2014
QTL dissection of yield components and morpho-physiological traits in a durum wheat elite population tested in contrasting thermo-pluviometric conditions

M. Graziani, M. Maccaferri, C. Royo, F. Salvatorelli and R. Tuberosa

15. Published 30 October 2014
Evaluation and breeding of tedera for Mediterranean climates in southern Australia

D. Real, C. M. Oldham, M. N. Nelson, J. Croser, M. Castello, A. Verbyla, A. Pradhan, A. Van Burgel, P. Méndez, E. Correal, N. L. Teakle, C. K. Revell and M. A. Ewing

16. Published 12 May 2014
Effects of banded ammonia and urea fertiliser on soil properties and the growth and yield of wheat

J. F. Angus, V. V. S. R. Gupta, G. D. Pitson and A. J. Good

17. Published 28 August 2014
Kikuyu-based pasture for dairy production: a review

S. C. García, M. R. Islam, C. E. F. Clark and P. M. Martin

18. Published 30 October 2014
Persistence traits in perennial pasture grasses: the case of phalaris (Phalaris aquatica L.)

R. A. Culvenor and R. J. Simpson

19. Published 28 August 2014
Perennial pasture grasses—an historical review of their introduction, use and development for southern Australia

K. F. M. Reed

20. Published 25 February 2014
Sensitivity to three Parastagonospora nodorum necrotrophic effectors in current Australian wheat cultivars and the presence of further fungal effectors

Kar-Chun Tan, Ormonde D. C. Waters, Kasia Rybak, Eva Antoni, Eiko Furuki and Richard P. Oliver

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