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Protocols in ecological and environmental plant physiology

 
 

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

Editors-in-Chief: Sergio Atienza and Zed Rengel

 
 
 

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Published online 21 October 2014
SYBR Green I based RT-qPCR assays for the detection of RNA viruses of cereals and grasses 
T. Dráb, E. Svobodová, J. Ripl, J. Jarošová, F. Rabenstein, U. Melcher and J. K. Kundu

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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Published online 09 September 2014
Resources and strategies for implementation of genomic selection in breeding of forage species 
J. W. Forster, M. L. Hand, N. O. I. Cogan, B. J. Hayes, German C. Spangenberg and K. F. Smith

Genomic selection provides an attractive option for improvement of complex genetic traits in forage species. Strategies for implementation are constrained and informed by multiple biological characteristics of the target crop species. These factors are generally compared and evaluated, and influence on a number of representative species is discussed.

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Published online 22 July 2014
Genetic improvement of subterranean clover (Trifolium subterraneum L.). 2. Breeding for disease and pest resistance 
P. G. H. Nichols, R. A. C. Jones, T. J. Ridsdill-Smith and M. J. Barbetti

Subterranean clover, the most widely sown pasture legume in southern Australia, is attacked by a range of diseases and pests which reduce pasture productivity. The identification of genotypes with resistance to important diseases and pests has enabled development of cultivars with improved disease and pest resistance. The advent of new gene technologies has the potential to develop future subterranean clovers with multiple disease and pest resistances, provided skills in pasture plant pathology, entomology, pre-breeding and plant breeding are adequately resourced.

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Published online 20 June 2014
Forages for feedstocks of biorefineries in temperate environments: review of lignin research in bioenergy crops and some insight into Miscanthus studies 
Maria S. Dwiyanti, J. Ryan Stewart and Toshihiko Yamada

Miscanthus is a potential bioenergy crop for temperate regions and low-lignin Miscanthus cultivars are desirable for cost-efficient bioethanol production. Limited information on genetic regulation of lignin biosynthesis in Miscanthus led us to review previous studies of lignin biosynthesis in switchgrass and maize, to review current status of lignin research in Miscanthus, and performed preliminary study on characterisation of Miscanthus lignin genes. This review will help us in setting Miscanthus lignin research direction and also support breeding of low lignin Miscanthus cultivars that is suitable for bioethanol production.

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Published online 22 May 2014
Genomic selection in crops, trees and forages: a review 
Z. Lin, B. J. Hayes and H. D. Daetwyler

Genomic selection is now being used at an accelerating pace in many plant species. This review interprets results of plant genomic selection studies considering the factors that affect the accuracy of genomic selection, such as size of reference population, heritability and extent of genetic diversity. Differences between genomic breeding strategies for self-pollinated and open-pollinated species, and between-population level and within-family designs, are highlighted.

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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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Published online 14 April 2014
Trifolium interspecific hybridisation: widening the white clover gene pool 
W. M. Williams

White clover is the best available forage legume for grazed pastures in temperate zones, but it is not stress resistant and cannot grow in semi-arid, low fertility soils. Several closely related wild clover species are adapted to stressful environments and, although none of these cross naturally with white clover, successful use of tissue culture techniques and genetic bridges has enabled eleven forms of them to be hybridised with white clover. These inter-species hybrids are being used by plant breeders to select resilient new clovers for future-proofing legume-based pastures and expanding them into marginal zones.

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Published online 24 March 2014
Progress towards developing bloat-safe legumes for the farming industry 
Kerry Hancock, Vern Collette, Elisabeth Chapman, Katherine Hanson, Stephen Temple, Roger Moraga and John Caradus

Forage legumes, such as lucerne and white clover, lack foliar proanthocyanidins which leads to bloat, an often lethal condition costing the pastoral industry significant loss of earnings. By overexpressing an R2R3-MYB gene in these species, leaf PA accumulation is achieved; however, additional MYB genes involved in PA regulation have also been identified. Progress towards producing commercial cultivars of both species containing effective levels of PAs has begun as a viable option for mitigating bloat in pastoral agriculture-based farming systems.

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Published online 19 March 2014
Breeding red clover for improved persistence in Chile: a review 
Fernando Ortega, Leonardo Parra and Andrés Quiroz

Red clover is an important forage legume around the world. However, its main limitation is the lack of persistence of forage yield due to the low survival of plants. To improve this complex character in our breeding program, we have conducted five cycles of recurrent selection, using a modified among and within half-family methodology. The average realised genetic gain for forage yield has been 0.4–2.6% per year, depending on location, showing the effectiveness of the breeding methodology and approach used.

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Published online 19 March 2014
Breeding forages in Florida for resistance to nematodes 
Kenneth Quesenberry, Patricio Munoz, Ann Blount, Kevin Kenworthy and William Crow

This paper reviews research conducted at the University of Florida for almost 30 years to enhance resistance to plant parasitic nematodes, primarily root-knot nematode species. We discuss germplasm screening methods, progress in selection for resistance, cultivar development, and look to the future for ways to enhance progress.

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Published online 11 March 2014
The value of improved pastures to Brazilian beef production 
Liana Jank, Sanzio C. Barrios, Cacilda B. do Valle, Rosangela M. Simeão and Geovani F. Alves

Brazil has the largest commercial cattle herd in the world and is the largest exporter of beef, due to the vast area of pastures which confer good welfare conditions to the animals. New improved and adapted forage cultivars are necessary to sustain this production. The development of more productive and better quality pastures in the country involves more efficient breeding methodologies and tools, dynamic breeding programs and efficient technology transfer, resulting in progressively better meat and milk production from pastures.

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Published online 28 February 2014
Persistence traits in perennial pasture grasses: the case of phalaris (Phalaris aquatica L.) 
R. A. Culvenor and R. J. Simpson

Perennials are a vital component for sustainable production in pastures of south-eastern Australia. Stresses related to climate, soils and grazing pressure often reduce the persistence even of well-adapted perennials in high production pasture systems but plant breeders have recently been able to improve the tolerance of the major grass species, phalaris, to acid soils and high grazing pressure.  Continued plant breeding efforts combined with good management will be needed to maintain perennials such as phalaris in pastures of the future.

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Published online 27 February 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

The drought tolerant forage legume tedera is a very promising novel species for Mediterranean climates in southern Australia. The evaluation and breeding of tedera commenced in 2006 in Western Australia and the first cultivar was delivered to the seed industry in 2014. The availability of this new technology to Australian farmers will allow them to reduce supplementary feeding by filling the autumn feed-gap with a grazable forage legume.

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Published online 26 February 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

Our studies of diverse germplasm, derived from crosses between annual wheat and perennial Triticeae grasses, established that regrowth and grain harvest for a number of seasons is possible, provided at least one genome equivalent from the perennial donor parent is retained. Selected lines demonstrated substantially increased root biomass in the second season compared with resown annual wheat, and produced valuable forage biomass. A breeding strategy for establishing segregating populations and targeted trait improvement is proposed, which should assist in the realisation of projected economic and environmental benefits, resulting from the change to a perennial growth habit.

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Volume 65 Number 10 2014
EverCrop – Perennial Plants in Cropping Systems

 
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Foreword to ‘EverCrop – Perennial Plants in Cropping Systems’ 
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Mike Ewing
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Developing the role of perennial forages for crop–livestock farms: a strategic multi-disciplinary approach 
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Rick S. Llewellyn , Michael J. Robertson , Richard C. Hayes , David Ferris , Katrien Descheemaeker and Clinton Revell
pp. 945-955

A multi-disciplinary farming systems approach has been used to identify and develop new opportunities for farmers to benefit from perennial species across rainfed Mediterranean-type and temperate regions of southern Australia. The approach integrates field experimentation, farmer participatory research, biophysical modelling, whole-farm bioeconomic analysis and evaluations of adoptability. Analyses of roles for summer-active grasses with winter cropping, integration of forage shrubs and establishment of new mixes of perennial grasses in crop rotations are presented.

 
  
 

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A review of pasture establishment by undersowing with special reference to the mixed farming zone of south-eastern Australia 
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Jeff I. McCormick , Richard C. Hayes , Guangdi D. Li and Mark R. Norton
pp. 956-972

Pastures are typically sown either directly or in combination with a cover-crop, so that the establishment cost is offset by income from the sale of grain. However, no data published quantified the risks associated with undersowing on a seasonal and regional basis to determine the probability of success, and there are insufficient data to model the complex physiological interactions between crop and pasture. This review identifies substantial research gaps to be addressed to improve pasture-establishment decisions.

 
  
 

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Farmer experience with perennial pastures in the mixed farming areas of southern New South Wales: on-farm participatory research investigating pasture establishment with cover-cropping 
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A. D. Swan , M. B. Peoples , R. C. Hayes , G. D. Li , G. R. Casburn , J. I. McCormick and B. S. Dear
pp. 973-987

Cover-cropping, a widely practiced seeding technique where the pasture seed is sown with the last grain crop is examined in this paper. The result of establishing perennial pasture seed consisting of lucerne, phalaris or chicory with a grain crop in a wet or dry establishment year often reduced pasture survival, reduced productive feed and potentially increased weeds in the following years. Results suggest that farmers should not establish pastures under the final grain crop, especially ones containing phalaris or chicory.

 
  
 

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Time of sowing and the presence of a cover-crop determine the productivity and persistence of perennial pastures in mixed farming systems 
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Guangdi D. Li , Richard C. Hayes , Jeff I. McCormick , Matthew J. Gardner , Graeme A. Sandral and Brian S. Dear
pp. 988-1001

Success in establishing perennial pastures depends on choice of species, time of sowing and method of establishment. Lucerne was the most productive pasture, followed by chicory and phalaris, with cocksfoot being the poorest performer. The non-legume perennial species, such as chicory and phalaris, should be sown in autumn with companion annual legumes whereas lucerne can be established in autumn or spring. Establishing perennial pastures with a cover crop is not recommended under dry conditions.

 
  
 

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Pasture cropping with C4 grasses in a barley–lupin rotation can increase production 
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R. A. Lawes , P. R. Ward and D. Ferris
pp. 1002-1015

Barley and lupins were cropped into established C4 pasture grasses in Western Australia. Barley and lupin yields were reduced by up to 26% and 29% respectively with high inputs. Under low-input conditions, pasture cropping did not significantly reduce crop yield, and frequently increased crop yields. Grain yield losses were lower in the low-input system and competition between the crop and pasture was reduced in a nitrogen-limited environment. The level of competition between the species was dependant on season.

 
  
 

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Soil-water dynamics in a pasture-cropping system 
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P. R. Ward , R. A. Lawes and D. Ferris
pp. 1016-1021

In Western Australia, sandy soils are often associated with low productivity, and their poor water-holding capacity can lead to increased groundwater recharge and associated dryland salinity. Farmers are experimenting with perennial grasses that become dormant during the winter, allowing crop growth, but become active during the summer, restricting groundwater recharge and potentially increasing total productivity. In this research we show that growing a crop in a perennial pasture maintains the environmental benefits of the pasture, and increases the total water use efficiency of the farming system.

 
  
 

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Selection of crop cultivars suited to the location combined with astute management can reduce crop yield penalties in pasture cropping systems 
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Dean T. Thomas , Roger A. Lawes , Katrien Descheemaeker and Andrew D. Moore
pp. 1022-1032

For pasture-cropping systems (where cereal crops and perennial pastures are grown together) to be profitable, they must be managed carefully to ensure that competition and crop yield penalties are minimised. Growing-season temperature, seasonal rain, soil-water content during crop flowering, and interactions between these components were identified as important drivers of yield penalties under pasture cropping. This study found that selection of location and crop cultivar will affect the yield penalty from pasture cropping compared with growing monoculture crops; agronomic strategies to minimise interspecies competition and improve intercrop productivity are suggested.

 
  
 

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Summer-growing perennial grasses are a potential new feed source in the low rainfall environment of southern Australia 
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Katrien Descheemaeker , Rick Llewellyn , Andrew Moore and Anthony Whitbread
pp. 1033-1043

Mixed crop–livestock farms in dry regions of southern Australia often contend with feed shortages in summer–autumn. Based on experimental trials and simulation modelling, this research found that growing warm-season perennial grasses on marginal farmland could address the feed gap by providing forage outside the main winter growing season. As such, the perennial pastures can contribute to improved farm profitability and environmental sustainability.

 
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Nitrogen cycling in summer active perennial grass systems in South Australia: non-symbiotic nitrogen fixation 
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V. V. S. R. Gupta , S. J. Kroker , M. Hicks , C. W. Davoren , K. Descheemaeker and R. Llewellyn
pp. 1044-1056

Non-symbiotic nitrogen (N2) fixation by diazotrophic bacteria is a potential source for biological N inputs in non-leguminous crops and pastures. This study presents evidence for the presence of a diverse diazotrophic (nifH) community and provides quantitative estimates of the amount of N2 fixed within the roots and rhizosphere soil of summer-active perennial grasses in a Mediterranean region of South Australia. The quantity of N2 fixation, estimated using a 15N isotope method, was generally higher with the roots than in the rhizosphere soil.

 
  
 

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Opportunities for plant improvement to increase the value of forage shrubs on low-rainfall mixed farms 
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M. Monjardino , A. Bathgate and R. Llewellyn
pp. 1057-1067

There is evidence that forage shrubs are beneficial to mixed farming systems, but adoption remains low because of productivity and management issues. Results of whole-farm bio-economic modelling show that improvement to feed quality of shrub-based forage blocks increases profitability. This suggests that current work to develop improved shrub types or mixtures of species has the potential to lead to greater incorporation of forage shrubs in mixed cropping and livestock systems.

 
  
 

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Simulation of water-limited growth of the forage shrub saltbush (Atriplex nummularia Lindl.) in a low-rainfall environment of southern Australia 
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K. Descheemaeker , A. P. Smith , M. J. Robertson , A. M. Whitbread , N. I. Huth , W. Davoren , J. Emms and R. Llewellyn
pp. 1068-1083

Forage shrubs are an important part of the feed-base of mixed crop–livestock farms in dry regions. Based on field data collected across different soil types, a simulation model was developed to predict the growth and development of saltbush, as well as regrowth after grazing. The model allows simulation of forage systems containing shrubs across soils and climates.

 
  
 

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Perennial pastures in cropping systems of southern Australia: an overview of present and future research 
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Michael Robertson and Clinton Revell
pp. 1084-1090

This overview discusses the use of perennial plants in cropping landscapes in terms of the concepts of ‘rotation, separation and integration’ and highlights the contribution of papers in this special issue of Crop and Pasture Science across a range of biophysical and socioeconomic factors.

 
  
 

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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.

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


    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
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    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
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    CP13384  Accepted 06 October 2014
    Estimating the Value of Genetic Gain in Perennial Pastures using Temperate Perennial Grasses as an Example
    Kevin Smith, Cameron Ludemann, Claire Lewis, Bill Malcolm, Rob Banks, Joe Jacobs, Peter Fennessy, German Spangenberg
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    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
    Abstract


    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
    Abstract


    CP14026  Accepted 18 September 2014
    Performance of spring cereal genotypes under defoliation/grazing on the Eyre Peninsula, SA
    Roy Latta
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    CP14164  Accepted 15 September 2014
    In mixtures, lucerne genotype affects morphology, biomass production and nitrogen content of both lucerne and tall fescue
    Amel Maamouri, Gaëtan Louarn, François Gastal, Vincent Béguier, Bernadette Julier
    Abstract


    CP14024  Accepted 11 September 2014
    Phenotypic effects of additional chromosomes on agronomic and photosynthetic traits of common wheat in the background of Chinese Spring
    Caiyun Liu, Zhiyuan Yang, X Chen, H Tsujimoto, Yin-Gang Hu
    Abstract


    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
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    CP14155  Accepted 08 September 2014
    Comparison of teosinte (Zea mexicana L.) and intersubspecific hybrids (Zea mays × Zea mexicana) for high forage yield under two sowing regimes
    Imtiaz Khan Niazi, Saeed Rauf, Jaime Teixeira da Silva, Hassan Munir
    Abstract


    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
    Abstract


    CP14192  Accepted 03 September 2014
    Effect of soil pH and crop sequence on the response of wheat (Triticum aestivum) to phosphorus fertiliser
    Craig Scanlan, Ross Brennan, Gavin Sarre
    Abstract


    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.
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    CP13406  Accepted 01 September 2014
    The use of functional traits to identify Australian forage grasses, shrubs and legumes for domestication for use in pastoral areas under a changing climate [= COMPLIMENTARY OPEN ACCESS]
    Meredith Mitchell, Hayley Norman, Wal Whalley
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    CP14159  Accepted 18 August 2014
    Carbon and nitrogen metabolism in arbuscular mycorrhizal maize plants under low temperature stress
    Xiancan Zhu, Fengbin Song, Fulai Liu, Shengqun Liu, Chunjie Tian
    Abstract


    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
    Abstract


    CP14116  Accepted 10 August 2014
    Methane in Australian agriculture: current emissions, sources and sinks and potential mitigation strategies.
    Damien Finn, Ram Dalal, Athol Klieve
    Abstract


    CP14064  Accepted 07 August 2014
    Variation for apical sterility among diploid, tetraploid and hexaploid Iranian wheats under meiotic stage water-stressed and well-watered conditions
    Shahram Mohammady
    Abstract


    CP14172  Accepted 06 August 2014
    High recovery ability overrides the negative effects of flooding on growth of tropical grasses Chloris gayana and Panicum coloratum
    Jose Imaz, Daniel Gimenez, Agustin Grimoldi, Gustavo Striker
    Abstract


    CP14125  Accepted 29 July 2014
    Competitive ability of Australian canola (Brassica napus) genotypes for weed management
    Deirdre Lemerle, David Luckett, Peter Lockley, Eric Koetz, Hanwen Wu
    Abstract


    CP13435  Accepted 29 July 2014
    Amelioration of alkaline phytotoxicity by lowering soil pH
    David Brautigan, Pichu Rengasamy, David Chittleborough
    Abstract


    CP14055  Accepted 25 July 2014
    Relationship of early vigour to grain yield in canola germplasm using remote sensing.
    David Luckett, Raymond Cowley, Sergio Moroni, Simon Diffey
    Abstract


    CP14114  Accepted 23 July 2014
    Genotypic and Environmental Variation in Seed Nutraceutical and Industrial Composition of Non-transgenic Soybeans
    Constanza Carrera, Julio Dardanelli, Diego Soldini
    Abstract


    CP14052  Accepted 23 July 2014
    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.
    Anne Masters, Bimba Samarasinghe, Martin Kalkhoven, Leo den Hollander, Dieter Palmer
    Abstract


    CP14058  Accepted 21 July 2014
    SIMULATING FORAGE PRODUCTION OF MARANDU PALISADEGRASS WITH THE CROPGRO PERENNIAL FORAGE MODEL
    Diego Pequeno, Carlos Pedreira, Kenneth Boote
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    CP14009  Accepted 21 July 2014
    CERES-Rice Model-based Simulations of Climate Change Impacts on Rice Yields and Efficacy of Adaptive Options in Northeast China
    Wenxiang Wu, Qian Fang, Quansheng Ge, Mengzi Zhou, Yumei Lin
    Abstract


    CP14066  Accepted 15 July 2014
    Management of glyphosate-resistant Lolium rigidum Gaud. along crop margins in South Australia using alternative herbicide mixtures
    Christopher Preston, Patricia Adu-Yeboah, Peter Boutsalis, Peter Hooper, Gurjeet Gill
    Abstract


    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
    Abstract


    CP14117  Accepted 07 July 2014
    Opportunities and challenges for improved management of foliar pathogens in annual clover pastures across southern Australia
    Martin Barbetti, Ming Pei You
    Abstract


    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
    Abstract


    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
    Abstract


    CP13382  Accepted 22 November 2013
    Forage Breeding for Changing Environments and Production Systems – an Overview of ISFB 2013
    Kevin Smith, German Spangenberg
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    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
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    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 18 December 2013
Water-use efficiency and productivity trends in Australian irrigated cotton: a review

Guy Roth, Graham Harris, Malcolm Gillies, Janelle Montgomery and David Wigginton

2. Published 29 October 2013
IPM in the transgenic era: a review of the challenges from emerging pests in Australian cotton systems

Lewis Wilson, Sharon Downes, Moazzem Khan, Mary Whitehouse, Geoff Baker, Paul Grundy and Susan Maas

3. 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

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

Thomas Miedaner and Carl Friedrich Horst Longin

5. 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

6. Genomic selection in crops, trees and forages: a review

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

7. 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

8. 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

9. Published 4 October 2013
Summer-active perennials in pasture systems improve seasonal pasture distribution without compromising winter-spring production

G. N. Ward, S. G. Clark, G. A. Kearney, M. R. McCaskill, M. C. Raeside, A. R. Lawson and R. Behrendt

10. 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

11. 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

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 26 November 2013
Summer fallow weed control and residue management impacts on winter crop yield though soil water and N accumulation in a winter-dominant, low rainfall region of southern Australia

J. R. Hunt, C. Browne, T. M. McBeath, K. Verburg, S. Craig and A. M. Whitbread

14. Published 26 November 2013
In vitro ruminal fermentation characteristics and methane production differ in selected key pasture species in Australia

B. K. Banik, Z. Durmic, W. Erskine, K. Ghamkhar and C. Revell

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

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

16. 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

17. Published 4 October 2013
Leaf growth and senescence rates of three pasture grasses and wheat

Helen G. Daily, Peter A. Lane, Shaun N. Lisson, Kerry L. Bridle, Stuart A. J. Anderson and Ross Corkrey

18. Published 4 October 2013
Use of productivity-defined indicators to assess exposure of grassland-based livestock systems to climate change and variability

Marion Sautier, Michel Duru and Roger Martin-Clouaire

19. Published 29 October 2013
Growth and phosphorus uptake of faba bean and cotton are related to Colwell-P concentrations in the subsoil of Vertosols

T. I. McLaren, M. J. Bell, I. J. Rochester, C. N. Guppy, M. K. Tighe and R. J. Flavel

20. Published 4 October 2013
Characterisation of novel perennial ryegrass host–Neotyphodium endophyte associations

P. Tian, T.-N. Le, E. J. Ludlow, K. F. Smith, J. W. Forster, K. M. Guthridge and G. C. Spangenberg


      
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