2010 Final Reports

 

Recent Submissions

  • Yang, Shouren (CSIRO, 2010-06-30)
    In order to maintain its premium in the world cotton market it will be important for Australia to extend its position as a preferred supplier of high quality fibre. Australian cotton is currently used by spinners for the ...
  • Errington, Meredith (University of Sydney, 2010-06-30)
    The International Plant Nutrition Colloquium is the major international plant nutrition conference, held every four years. This year the 16th IPNC, entitled “Healthy Plants, Healthy Planet” was held in Sacramento, ...
  • McCarthy, Alison (University of Southern Queensland, 2010-06-30)
    Improving the efficiency of water use in agriculture is increasingly essential to maintain the profitability and sustainability of farms. This involves applying only the minimum necessary irrigation water to maintain or ...
  • Sebben, Megan (South Australian Research and Development Institute, 2010-06-30)
    Australia's water resources are in a serious state, both in reduced quantity and declining quality due to rising salinity levels. In the future, the availability of good quality irrigation water resources will be exposed to ...
  • Williams, Claire (Flinders University of South Australia, 2010-06-30)
    The Murray Darling Basin is Australia’s largest agricultural area and a major user of water for irrigation. The Basin’s capacity to supply water is fast reducing due to increased extraction for industrial uses, domestic ...
  • Day, Peter (National Program for Sustainable Irrigation, 2010-06-30)
    The National Program for Sustainable Irrigation and its predecessors have invested in irrigation research for nearly two decades covering topics at the field, farm and catchment scales; and issues ranging from storage ...
  • van Moort, Jan Paul (GHD Hassall, 2010-06-30)
    The National Program for Sustainable Irrigation (NPSl) and Irrigation Australia Limited (IAL) engaged GHD Hassallto develop a framework for future irrigation research, development and extension (RD&E)in Australia, ...
  • Gordon, Karl (CSIRO Entomology, 2010-06-30)
    H. armigera is one of the major pests faced by the Australian cotton industry. Widespread uptake of transgenic Bt-cotton has reduced the costs and environmental and health impacts associated with the use of chemical ...
  • Payero, Rose (Agri-Science QLD, Queensland DEEDI, 2010-06-30)
    Diminishing water supply, changing weather patterns and pressure to enhance environmental flows are making it imperative to optimise water use efficiency (WUE) on cotton/grain farming systems. Growers are looking for better ...
  • Rochester, Ian (CSIRO, 2010-06-30)
    This project aimed to identify means to improve nutrient use‐efficiency in Australian cotton production systems and to improve soil health/fertility. The NutriLOGIC DSS provides an updated resource for cotton growers to ...
  • Atkins, Deborah (CRC for Irrigation Futures, 2010-06-30)
    This project brought together information on farm dam management with recent research on evaporation mitigation, new case studies and improved an online calculator to estimate costs with evaporation control methods. ...
  • Fox, Brendon (FarmPlus Info, 2010-06-30)
    The 2008–09 year has seen extensive development of the online portal to support myBMP, the web-based version of the industry’s environmental management system, Best Management Practices. myBMP is designed to enable cotton ...
  • Wilson, Lewis (CSIRO Plant Industry, 2010-06-30)
    This project supports the ongoing development of IPM in cotton by targeting emerging pest issues, and inappropriate management which may threaten IPM. Key outcomes were: 1. Green vegetable bug (GVB) uses broad leaf weeds ...
  • Stone, Gordon (Gordon Stone and Associates, 2010-06-30)
    This project used a series of communication processes to structure an engagement strategy between CRDC and Crop Consultants Australia or CCA and the wider cotton industry R&D organisations. The objectives were to facilitate ...
  • Parkes, Andrea; Carberry, Michael; Berry, Chris; McPherson, Elle (CRDC, 2010-06-30)
    The Cotton export market is highly competitive and when it comes to quality Australia needs to be the world's best. To realise this goal, the whole of the Australian Cotton supply chain must continuously improve its supply ...
  • Silburn, Mark (Condamine Alliance, 2010-06-30)
    In pesticide science, research and modelling by private companies exceeds that carried out by public organisations (e.g. USDA & EPA in the USA) – e.g. Paul Hendley (Syngenta) presented or was a co-author on 10 papers at ...
  • King, Dallas (Balonne Agricultural Consultancy, 2010-06-30)
    The Australian Cotton Industry has always been held in high regard by the Australian and World Agricultural sectors due to its innate ability to focus on and overcome the challenges it faces. This has continually been ...
  • Coumons, Joelle (University of New England, 2010-06-30)
    Thielaviopsis basicola is a hemibiotroph fungus that causes black root rot disease in diverse plants with significant impact on cotton production in Australia. To elucidate how T. basicola growth and the proteome are ...
  • Van der Sluijs, Rene; Naylor, Geoff (CSIRO, 2010-06-30)
    René van der Sluijs and Geoff Naylor travelled to New Zealand in April 2009 on the invitation of the Textile Institute to present papers on the Australian Cotton Industry. The year 2009, has been declared by the United ...
  • Winter, Simon (RIRDC Australia, 2010-06-30)
    Future Australian and international policy directions may require industries to account for their resource use and emissions. Rural primary industries utilise several types of resources and produce various emissions. Of ...

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