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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

Editors-in-Chief: Sergio Atienza and Zed Rengel


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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 9 2014

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Viruses of New Zealand pasture grasses and legumes: a review 
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P. L. Guy
pp. 841-853

Over 1000 viruses affect plants worldwide; 24 of these have arrived in New Zealand and infect pasture legumes and grasses. This paper reviews what is known of these viruses and the damaging effects they are having on pastures. The paper identifies knowledge gaps and makes recommendations relevant to New Zealand and other parts of the temperate world.


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High-yielding lines of wheat carrying Gpc-B1 adapted to Mediterranean-type environments of the south and west of Australia 
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H. A. Eagles , Robyn McLean , R. F. Eastwood , M.-J. Appelbee , Karen Cane , P. J. Martin and H. Wallwork
pp. 854-861

Gpc-B1, a gene from a wild relative of wheat, has been suggested as a way of increasing the grain protein content of cultivated wheat without reducing grain yield. In experiments grown in the south and west of Australia, Gpc-B1 significantly increased grain protein content, with a negligible effect on grain yield. Lines were identified that were comparable to the check cultivar for grain yield, but with significantly higher grain protein contents, similar heading dates, and acceptable grain and test weights.


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Tolerance to ion toxicities enhances wheat grain yield in acid soils prone to drought and transient waterlogging 
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Hossein Khabaz-Saberi , Susan J. Barker and Zed Rengel
pp. 862-867

Acid soils are prone to flooding early in growing season and also to late drought which both intensifies the adverse effect of ion toxicities in root growth and grain yield. Whether wheat varieties tolerant to ion toxicities with enhanced root growth under flooded acid soils also over perform the intolerant ones under drought were investigated. It was revealed that tolerance to ion toxicities conferred improved grain yield under severe drought which makes wheat crop resilient to widespread flooding followed by late drought in acid soils.


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Cytochemical investigation at different microsporogenesis phases of male sterility in wheat, as induced by the chemical hybridising agent SQ-1 
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Yulong Song , Junwei Wang , Pengfei Zhang , Gaisheng Zhang , Longyu Zhang , Xinliang Zhao , Na Niu and Shoucai Ma
pp. 868-877

Chemical hybridising agents, such as SQ-1, are used for producing hybrid plant varieties. This study investigated the relationship between pollen nutrient metabolism and pollen abortion in SQ-1-induced male sterile lines of wheat by using semi-thin sectioning and cytochemistry. SQ-1 probably hampered nutrient metabolism in the anthers, leading to decreased nutrient supply and abnormal intine formation, ultimately resulting in pollen abortion.


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Nitrogen timing and rate effects on growth and grain yield of delayed permanent-water rice in south-eastern Australia 
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B. W. Dunn , T. S. Dunn and H. G. Beecher
pp. 878-887

Changes in water management practices are leading to significant increases in rice water productivity. Shifting rice sowing methods from aerial to drill sowing and delaying when continuous flood is applied to the crop reduces evaporation losses and increases water productivity, but also requires some modification to nitrogen management practices. Nitrogen management of drill sown rice with delayed permanent water is simple, cost effective and leads to high nitrogen use efficiency.


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Determination of nitrogen and potassium content in greenhouse tomato leaves using a new spectro-goniophotometer 
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Mao Hanping , Zhu Wenjing and Liu Hongyu
pp. 888-898

We proposed a method for the diagnosis of crop nutrient stress. A new spectro-goniophotometer system was invented and used for assessing the feasibility of determining the nitrogen (N) and potassium (K) contents of fresh greenhouse-grown tomato leaves. This method allows for in-depth study of plant nutrient status and rapid detection at the single-leaf scale and has theoretical and practical significance.


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Do lignite-derived organic amendments improve early-stage pasture growth and key soil biological and physicochemical properties? 
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Karen R. Little , Michael T. Rose , William R. Jackson , Timothy R. Cavagnaro and Antonio F. Patti
pp. 899-910

Commercial agricultural amendments derived from lignite (brown) coal are marketed as having growth-promoting and soil health benefits. Application of a range of these products to lucerne and ryegrass in two contrasting soils gave variable results in terms of these measures. The results will contribute to understanding in which soils and plant types these products can be of most benefit.


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Drought resistance of Trifolium repens×Trifolium uniflorum interspecific hybrids 
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S. N. Nichols , R. W. Hofmann and W. M. Williams
pp. 911-921

White clover has a high soil moisture requirement, which limits its use and productivity in dry environments and during drought. However, in hybrids between white clover and Trifolium uniflorum the negative effects of drought stress were significantly reduced, including impacts on dry matter production and shoot death. Interspecific hybridisation with close relatives may, therefore, provide a means of developing improved white clover cultivars with greater adaptation to more marginal environments and changing climatic conditions.


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An approach to crop yield improvement through diagnostic systems research in a winter-dominant rainfall environment 
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W. K. Anderson , R. M. McTaggart , N. C. McQuade , D. Carter , T. Overheu , D. Bakker and S. Peltzer
pp. 922-933

Factors likely to be limiting crop and pasture production in the high rainfall zone of Western Australia were identified on two farm sites using soil and plant tests and farmer experience. Factorial combinations of treatments to address the identified constraints were tested over five years. The factors limiting production at each site varied according to the seasons but strategies could be identified to raise the crop and pasture yields to the rainfall-limited potential.


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Embryogenesis and plant regeneration of the perennial pasture and medicinal legume Bituminaria bituminosa (L.) C.H. Stirton 
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M. Pazos-Navarro , J. S. Croser , M. Castello , P. Ramankutty , K. Heel , D. Real , D. J. Walker , E. Correal and M. Dabauza
pp. 934-943

Bituminaria bituminosa (common name tedera) is a drought-tolerant perennial pasture species of agronomic and pharmaceutical interest for Mediterranean climates. Protocols for plant regeneration from embryogenic calli of leaves, petioles and anthers are reported. These protocols will facilitate further improvement for agricultural applications and the efficient exploitation of the species for pharmaceutical uses.


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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.

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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

    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

    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

    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

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

    CP14111  Accepted 08 August 2014
    Developing the role of perennial forages for crop-livestock farms: a strategic multi-disciplinary approach
    Rick Llewellyn, Michael Robertson, Richard Hayes, David Ferris, Katrien Descheemaeker, Clinton Revell

    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

    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

    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

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

    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

    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

    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

    CP14058  Accepted 21 July 2014
    Diego Pequeno, Carlos Pedreira, Kenneth Boote

    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

    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

    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

    CP14151  Accepted 07 July 2014
    SYBR Green I based RT-qPCR assays for the detection of RNA viruses of cereals and grasses
    Tomas Drab, Eva Svobodova, Jan Ripl, Jana Jarosova, Frank Rabenstein, Ulrich Melcher, Jiban Kundu

    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

    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

    CP14049  Accepted 26 June 2014
    A review of pasture establishment by undersowing with special reference to the mixed farming zone of south-eastern Australia
    Jeff McCormick, Richard Hayes, Guangdi Li, Mark Norton

    CP14109  Accepted 30 May 2014
    Nitrogen cycling in summer active perennial grass systems in South Australia: Non-symbiotic nitrogen fixation
    Vadakattu Gupta

    CP13448  Accepted 16 May 2014
    Farmer experience with establishing pastures under a cover crop
    Anthony Swan, Mark Peoples, Richard Hayes, Guangdi Li, Geoff Casburn, Jeff McCormick, Brian Dear

    CP13452  Accepted 07 May 2014
    Simulation of water-limited growth of the forage shrub saltbush (Atriplex nummularia Lindl.) in a low rainfall environment of southern Australia
    Katrien Descheemaeker, Andrew Smith, Michael Robertson, Anthony Whitbread, Neil Huth, Bill Davoren, Jason Emms, Rick Llewellyn

    CP13447  Accepted 06 May 2014
    Time of sowing and the presence of a cover crop determine the productivity and persistence of perennial pastures in the mixed farming systems
    Guangdi Li, Richard Hayes, Jeff McCormick, Matthew Gardner, Graeme Sandral, Brian Dear

    CP13442  Accepted 05 May 2014
    Pasture cropping with C4 grasses in a barley/lupin rotation can increase production
    Roger Lawes, Phil Ward, David Ferris

    CP13413  Accepted 22 April 2014
    Opportunities for plant improvement to increase the value of forage shrubs on low-rainfall mixed farms
    Marta Monjardino, Andrew Bathgate, Rick Llewellyn

    CP13444  Accepted 17 April 2014
    Summer-growing perennial grasses are a potential new feed source in the low rainfall environment of southern Australia
    Katrien Descheemaeker, Rick Llewellyn, Andrew Moore, Anthony Whitbread

    CP14040  Accepted 08 April 2014
    Perennial pastures in cropping systems of southern Australia: an overview of present and future research
    Michael Robertson, Clinton Revell

    CP14046  Accepted 25 March 2014
    Soil water dynamics in a pasture-cropping system
    Phil Ward, Roger Lawes, David Ferris

    CP13436  Accepted 25 March 2014
    Selection of crop cultivars suited to the location combined with astute management can reduce crop yield penalties in pasture cropping systems
    Dean Thomas, Roger Lawes, Katrien Descheemaeker, Andrew Moore

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

Thomas Miedaner and Carl Friedrich Horst Longin

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

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

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

8. 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

9. 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

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 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

16. Published 29 October 2013
The effect of sodicity on cotton: Does soil chemistry or soil physical condition have the greater role?

K. Dodd, C. N. Guppy, P. V. Lockwood and I. J. Rochester

17. 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

18. 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

19. Published 29 October 2013
An assessment of alternative cotton fibre quality attributes and their relationship with yarn strength

Robert L. Long, Michael P. Bange, Christopher D. Delhom, Jeffrey S. Church and Greg A. Constable

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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