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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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Volume 66 Number 5 2015

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Yield and water-use efficiency of wheat in a high-rainfall environment 
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Tina Botwright Acuña, Shaun Lisson, Peter Johnson and Geoff Dean
pp. 419-429

Desktop modelling studies were used to benchmark wheat WUE and to explore the sensitivity of yield, water use and WUE to changes in management practice in a high-rainfall environment. The upper limit for WUE was ~30 kg/ha.mm in excess of 180 mm evaporation, which is 16% higher than previous estimates at this southerly latitude for wheat. Attainable WUE ranged from 58% to 100% of potential WUE and was limited by nitrogen supply and water loss through evaporation, drainage and runoff.


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Responses to phosphorus among wheat genotypes 
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Glenn McDonald, William Bovill, Julian Taylor and Robert Wheeler
pp. 430-444

Responses to phosphorus (P) were examined in c. 50 varieties of bread wheat over three years. There were large effects of site and season on the response to P, but some genotypes showed consistently low and others high response to P. Genotypic variation in grain yield was more strongly related to variation in P utilisation efficiency than to variation in P uptake among wheat genotypes, which was associated with differences in P harvest index.

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Genetic dissection of the developmental behaviour of total starch content and its components in wheat grain 
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Bin Tian, Zhiying Deng, Quangang Xie and Jichun Tian
pp. 445-455

The dynamic quantitative trait loci (QTL) for total starch content (TSC), amylose (AMS) and amylopectin (AMP) in wheat grain were studied at five stages under three treatments in two seasons by unconditional and conditional QTL mapping. The QTsc4A.1 and QAms4A.1 were identified continuously at five stages in different environments by unconditional mapping and they also showed the net expression from 12 DAF to 22 DAF by conditional mapping. These indicated the two loci played an important role in starch synthesis.


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Grain number determination under contrasting radiation and nitrogen conditions in 2-row and 6-row barleys 
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Sebastián Arisnabarreta and Daniel J. Miralles
pp. 456-465

This paper aims at providing insights into how grain yield is defined during the pre-heading phase in 2- and 6-row barleys under contrasting N and radiation environments, using a model proposed by RA Fischer for grain number determination. Results from our study confirmed that the amount of carbon produced during the active spike growth phase and partitioned to the growing spike was the main driver explaining variations in grain number per unit area in barley.


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Herbicide resistance in Bromus and Hordeum spp. in the Western Australian grain belt 
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Mechelle J. Owen, Neree J. Martinez and Stephen B. Powles
pp. 466-473

Random surveys conducted in Western Australia have shown that herbicide resistance is common for the major crop weed species. In 2010, a survey revealed that resistance to the ACCase and ALS-inhibiting herbicides had increased for Lolium rigidum. For the emerging crop weeds, Bromus and Hordeum, resistance was also detected to these same herbicides although at much lower levels. Around 13% of Bromus populations and 8% of Hordeum populations were resistant to the ALS-inhibiting herbicides.


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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 
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S. Panter, A. Mouradov, K. F. Smith and G. Spangenberg
pp. 474-480

Genetic modification of white clover plants for virus resistance, bloat-safety and stress tolerance is likely to have large economic benefits for livestock farmers. Since white clover pollen is a common constituent of honey, this study aimed to develop tools for detecting the presence of DNA from pollen of genetically-modified white clover plants in pollen and honey samples. Two transgenes, namely, the Alfalfa mosaic virus coat protein gene (AMV CP) and the neomycin phosphotransferase 2 (npt2) selectable marker gene, were able to be detected in pollen harvested from white clover flowers, honey bees that had been foraging white clover plants and honey using PCR-based methodologies.


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Identification of fast and slow germination accessions of Brassica napus L. for genetic studies and breeding for early vigour 
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Jing Zhang, Liyong Hu, Bob Redden and Guijun Yan
pp. 481-491

Germination speed were evaluated for 137 canola (Brassica napus L.) accessions, the identified fast and slow germination accessions were validated in repeated Petri dish and pot experiments. Based on germination speed and seedling characteristics, four accessions with high early vigour and four with low early vigour were identified. The identified accessions with contrasting early vigour can be used to study the genetic and molecular mechanism of seed germination and seedling development and to breed superior canola cultivars.


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Improving grain yields on a sodic clay soil in a temperate, medium-rainfall cropping environment 
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R. D. Armstrong, C. Eagle and R. Flood
pp. 492-505

A study was undertaken of the effectiveness of management options to improve grain yields on water-logging prone sodic Vertosol soil in the southern Wimmera region of Victoria. Grains yields were increased significantly (by up to 60%) if both soil physiochemical properties and Nitrogen nutrition were simultaneously improved. Largest yield increases were obtained when raised beds and composted organic matter ameliorants were applied.


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Resistance reaction of Medicago truncatula genotypes to Fusarium oxysporum: effect of plant age, substrate and inoculation method 
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Nicolas Rispail, Moustafa Bani and Diego Rubiales
pp. 506-515

Fusarium wilt is a major constraint of crop and pasture legume production worldwide. We characterised the response of barrel medic (Medicago truncatula) to the disease according to plant age, plant substrate and inoculation method and established an inoculation method suitable for the molecular characterisation of the disease–legume interaction. This will be very useful to unravel the resistance mechanisms for efficient control of the disease.


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Reproduction strategy of Chloris virgata under simulated atmospheric nitrogen deposition 
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Wang Changfu and Wang Ying
pp. 516-521

Atmospheric nitrogen deposition significantly affected the reproduction pattern of Chloris virgata. The relationship between seed size and seed number in C. virgata was allometric under different N levels and significant negative correlations between seed size and seed number were found at high and low N levels. The highest seed vigour occurred at control, while seed size was highest at low and high N levels.


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Published online 28 April 2015
Long-term cropping system studies support intensive and responsive cropping systems in the low-rainfall Australian Mallee 
A. M. Whitbread, C. W. Davoren, V. V. S. R. Gupta, R. Llewellyn and the late D. Roget

Continuous-cropping systems based on no-till and crop residue retention have been adopted widely in low-rainfall regions of Southern Australia in response to the low productivity and unsustainable practices of the traditional rotations. Long-term field trials showed that continuous cropping can be profitable where water-use efficiency was increased, and that in a run of drought years, this occurred on the light-textured soils. Managing climatic risk and deciding when break crops can be effectively sequenced to manage weeds, nutrition issues or disease remains a challenge to sustaining continuous-cropping systems.

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Published online 28 April 2015
Break-crop effects on wheat production across soils and seasons in a semi-arid environment 
T. M. McBeath, V. V. S. R. Gupta, R. S. Llewellyn, C. W. Davoren and A. M. Whitbread

Consistent with work in higher rainfall environments, the inclusion of breaks appears to have a fixed effect on subsequent cereal yield. Three years after incorporation of a break there were cumulative benefits of ~1 t ha–1 in wheat yield compared with continuous cereal. Breaks were found to enhance nitrogen cycling and supply in subsequent cereal crops, and this is considered a key driver of the beneficial break effect.

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Published online 14 April 2015
Saline water irrigation of quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa) under Mediterranean conditions 
Attila Yazar, Çigdem Incekaya, S. Metin Sezen and Sven-Erik Jacobsen

Irrigation and evapotranspiration, grain yield, aboveground biomass yield and harvest index were evaluated under fresh and saline water regimes. Different parameters, such as water productivity and irrigation water productivity, yield components, leaf area index and plant height, were studied to assess quinoa’s growth and yield. Grain yields were slightly reduced by irrigation water salinity compared with fresh water irrigation. Results showed that quinoa can be irrigated with saline water with EC level up to 30 dS m–1 with acceptable yields in the semi-arid and arid regions of the Mediterranean Basin.

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    Multiple herbicide resistant wild radish (Raphanus raphanistrum) populations dominate Western Australian cropping fields
    Mechelle Owen, Neree Martinez, Stephen Powles

    CP14332  Accepted 18 May 2015
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    Jatinder Kaur, Piyumi Ekanayake, Pei Tian, Eline van Zijll de Jong, Mark Dobrowolski, Simone Rochfort, Ross Mann, Kevin Smith, John Forster, Kathryn Guthridge, German Spangenberg

    CP14097  Accepted 14 May 2015
    Dynamic Crop Sequencing in Western Australian Cropping Systems
    Raj Malik, Mark Seymour, Bob French, John Kirkegaard, Roger Lawes, Mark Liebig

    CP15077  Accepted 08 May 2015
    Nitrogen uptake efficiency (15N) of maize in monoculture and in intercroppings with Brachiaria humidicola and Panicum maximum cv. Aruana in a dystrophic Red Yellow Latosol of the Brazilian Cerrado
    Thais Coser, Maria Lucrecia Ramos, Cícero Figueiredo, Segundo Urquiaga, Arminda Carvalho, Filipe Barros, Maria Thereza Mendonça

    CP14342  Accepted 06 May 2015
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    Ewald Swinny, Clinton Revell, Neil Campbell, Edward Spadek, Charles Russo

    CP14286  Accepted 06 May 2015
    The Evaluation of Salt Stress of Iranian Wheat Germplasm in Field Condition
    Omid Akbarpour, Hamid Dehghani, Mohammad Rousta

    CP14361  Accepted 03 May 2015
    Assessing the place and role of crop simulation modelling in Australia
    Michael Robertson, Greg Rebetzke, Robert Norton

    CP15070  Accepted 29 April 2015
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    Junping Wang, Noel Cogan, Luke Pembleton, John Forster

    CP15061  Accepted 29 April 2015
    Broadleaf weed control in irrigated pasture containing clover
    Josh Davy, Betsy Karle, Guy Kyser, Joseph DiTomaso, Matthew Rinella

    CP15031  Accepted 29 April 2015
    The identification of glyphosate-resistant Lolium rigidum and Raphanus raphanistrum populations within the first Western Australian plantings of transgenic glyphosate-resistant canola
    Michael Ashworth, Michael Walsh, Ken Flower, Stephen Powles

    CP14179  Accepted 29 April 2015
    Pasture mixes with lucerne increase yields and water use efficiencies over traditional pastures based on subterranean clover
    Malcolm McCaskill, Margaret Raeside, Steve Clark, Caroline MacDonald, Bronwyn Clark, Debra Partington

    CP14312  Accepted 28 April 2015
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    Joanne De Faveri, Arunas Verbyla, Wayne Pitchford, Shoba Venkatanagappa, Brian Cullis

    CP14256  Accepted 27 April 2015
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    CP15065  Accepted 24 April 2015
    Assessment of smart irrigation controllers under subsurface and drip irrigation systems for tomato yield in arid regions
    Mohamed Said El Marazky, Hussein Al-Ghobari, Fawzi Mohammad

    CP14207  Accepted 24 April 2015
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    Zhenzhen Cao, Qian Zhao, Fudeng Huang, Kesu Wei, Syed Hassan Raza Zaidi, Weijun Zhou, Fangmin Cheng

    CP14272  Accepted 23 April 2015
    Controlling redlegged earth mite, Halotydeus destructor (Acari: Penthaleidae) with a spring spray in legume pastures
    Thomas James Ridsdill-Smith, Celia Pavri

    CP15054  Accepted 20 April 2015
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    Gurmeen Rakhra, Arun Sharma, Jatinder Singh

    CP15043  Accepted 20 April 2015
    Application of GGE Biplot to Analyze Stability of Iranian Tall Fescue Genotypes
    Mohammad Reza Dehghani, Mohammad Mahdi Majidi, Ghodratollah Saeidi, Aghafakhr Mirlohi, Rasekh Amiri, Behzad Sorkhilalehloo

    CP14225  Accepted 20 April 2015
    Identifying water responsive and drought tolerant chickpea genotypes
    Aladdin Hamwieh, Muhammad Imtiaz

    CP14357  Accepted 17 April 2015
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    Andrew Milgate, Ben Ovenden, Dante Adorada, Chris Lisle, John Lacy, Neil Coombes

    CP14304  Accepted 08 April 2015
    Use of DArT molecular markers for QTL analysis of drought stress responses in soybean. II. Marker identification and QTL analyses.
    Hang Vu, Andrzej Kilian, Andrew James, Leone Bielig, Bob Lawn

    CP14303  Accepted 08 April 2015
    Use of DArT molecular markers for QTL analysis of drought stress responses in soybean. I. Phenotypic evaluation of traits.
    Hang Vu, Bob Lawn, Andrew James, Leone Bielig, Andrzej Kilian

    CP14311  Accepted 07 April 2015
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    Mervyn Shepherd, Rachel Wood, Camilla Bloomfield, Carolyn Raymond

    CP15064  Accepted 20 March 2015
    Comparison of host resistance to Sclerotinia stem rot in historic and current Brassica napus and B. juncea and critical management implications
    Margaret Uloth, Ming Pei You, Martin Barbetti

    CP14297  Accepted 17 March 2015
    Comparison of photoperiod-sensitive and -insensitive basmati cultivars for grain yield, water-productivity, and quality traits under varied transplanting dates in Northwest India
    Gulshan Mahajan, Neerja Sharma, Rupinder Kaur, Bhagirath Chauhan

    CP14224  Accepted 12 March 2015
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    Xinghua Li, Tewu Yang, Zhongnan Nie, Guoxing Chen, Liyong Hu, Rui Wang

    CP14177  Accepted 12 March 2015
    Can wheat varietal mixtures buffer the impacts of water deficit?
    Richard Trethowan, Paul Adu-Gyamfi, Tariq Chattha

    CP14252  Accepted 08 March 2015
    Break crops and rotations for wheat
    John Angus, John Kirkegaard, James Hunt, Megan Ryan, Lars Ohlander, Mark Peoples

    CP14261  Accepted 19 February 2015
    Phosphate response of Trifolium uniflorum compared with T. repens and some T. repens × T. uniflorum hybrids.
    Shirley Nichols, Jim Crush

    CP14221  Accepted 18 February 2015
    Crop sequences in Western Australia: What are they and are they sustainable? Findings of a four-year survey
    Martin Harries, Geoff Anderson, Daniel Huberli

    CP14270  Accepted 19 January 2015
    Sequential Zn and Fe Biofortification of Bread Wheat Grains - From Controlled to Uncontrolled Environments
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    CP14262  Accepted 10 February 2015
    Crop sequence effects on productivity in a wheat-based cropping system at Wongan Hills, Western Australia
    Bob French, Raj Malik, Mark Seymour

    CP14089  Accepted 10 February 2015
    Pearl millet growth and biochemical alterations determined by mycorrhizal inoculation, water availability and atmospheric CO2 concentration
    Eliseu Fabbrin, Yolanda Gogorcena, Átila Mogor, Idoia Garmendia, Nieves Goicoechea

    CP15012  Accepted 10 February 2015
    Antifungal activity of plant extracts against Embellisia astragali, the fungal causal agent of yellow dwarf and root rot disease of standing milk-vetch
    Cuiyun Zeng, Xiaoyu Zhu, Cui Zhen, Yanzhong Li

    CP14104  Accepted 06 February 2015
    Influence of Plant Growth Stage on Resistance to Anthracnose in Lupin (Lupinus mutabilis)
    C.E. Falconi, Richard Visser, Sjaak vanHeusden

    CP14236  Accepted 05 February 2015
    QTL mapping for plant height and yield components in common wheat under water limited and full irrigation environments
    Xingmao Li, Xianchun Xia, Yonggui Xiao, Zhonghu He, Desen Wang, Richard Trethowan, Huajun Wang, Xinming Chen

    CP14301  Accepted 05 February 2015
    Quantifying nitrous oxide emissions from the foliage of cotton, maize and soybean crops
    Ian Rochester, Crystal Wood, Ben MacDonald

    CP14305  Accepted 04 February 2015
    Role of arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis in P uptake efficiency and Al tolerance in barley growing in acid soils
    Alex Seguel, Jose Barea, Pablo Cornejo, Fernando Borie

    CP14182  Accepted 04 February 2015
    Water use, transpiration efficiency and yield in cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp) and peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) across water regimes
    Oumaru Halilou, Falalou Hamidou, Boulama Taya, Saadou Mahamane, Vincent Vadez

    CP14215  Accepted 04 February 2015
    Selenium characterization of the Portuguese bread-wheat archival collection
    Catarina Galinha, Adriano Pacheco, Maria Freitas, Ana Rita Costa, Nuno Pinheiro, Benvindo Maçãs, Ana Almeida, Hubert Wolterbeek

    CP14228  Accepted 03 February 2015
    Phylogenetic Effects on Shoot Magnesium Concentration
    Philip White, Helen Bowen, Emily Farley, Emma Shaw, Jacqueline Thompson, Gladys Wright, Martin Broadley

    CP14264  Accepted 28 January 2015
    In season expression of nitrate and ammonium transporter genes in roots of winter wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) genotypes with different nitrogen uptake efficiencies
    Jinshan Liu, Jie Fu, Hui Tian, Yajun Gao

    CP14211  Accepted 27 January 2015
    Effect of the maize–soybean intercropping system on the potential bioavailability of magnesium, iron and zinc
    Vesna Dragicevic, Snezana Oljaca, Milovan Stojiljkovic, Milena Simic, Zeljko Dolijanovic, Natalija Kravic

    CP14158  Accepted 28 January 2015
    Yield gain in leaf rust resistant and susceptible winter wheat varieties due to fungicide application
    Alexsey Morgounov, Beyhan Akin, Lütfü Demir, Mesut Keser, Alma Kokhmetova, Sergey Martynov, Åžinasi Orhan, Fatih Ozdemir, Ä°zzet Özseven, Zagipa Sapakhova, Minura Yessimbekova

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

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

    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
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