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October 13, 2011
SAGIT Inspects Country Projects
The South Australian Grain Industry Trust recently inspected a number of its country projects.
June 30, 2011
New Approach to Assessing P Fertiliser Need
A new approach to assessing P fertiliser need is being developed by Dr Sean Mason of University of Adelaide and funded by SAGIT.
May 27, 2011
SAGIT Continues to Fund Heat Stress Work
SAGIT will make one of its largest investments with its support of work on breeding for heat stress resistance in wheat by Australian Grain Technologies (AGT).
May 20, 2011
Drought Impacts on Fertiliser Use
Work funded by SAGIT and the Australian Research Council, and conducted by Professor Mike McLaughlin and Dr Therese McBeath at the University of Adelaide, has shown an important link between soil moisture and nutrient uptake.
May 2, 2011
Lentil Seed Quality Survey
Tests on lentils from the 2010/2011 harvest, arranged by SARDI and funded by SAGIT have shown that they were free of mycotoxins posing no detectable safety risk as human food or stock feed.
April 12, 2011
Quality of lentil grain harvested in South Australia 2010/2011
The South Australian lentil harvest in 2010/2011 experienced a number of large rainfall events, leading to concerns regarding grain quality at silo receival.
November 1, 2010
Pre-harvest Sprouting Stock Journal
Grain sprouting has become an increasing concern with new wheat varieties and SAGIT has responded with an assessment guide.
November 1, 2010
Wheat Sprouting Guide
Grain sprouting has become an increasing concern with new wheat varieties and SAGIT has responded with an assessment guide.
May 6, 2010
Early Prevention Best for Pea Disease Control
Farmers must remain vigilant to control pea diseases given large spore build up in spring 2009.
May 6, 2010
Nematode Tolerant Medics in the Pipeline
Following nearly 10 years of selection and breeding work, a number of medic lines with improved levels of tolerance to root lesion nematode is ready to be evaluated in the field.
May 6, 2010
New Tests for Disease Suppressive Microbes
Rhizoctonia root rot remains the most damaging soil borne disease of cereals for which there is no effective control. Suppression by naturally occurring organisms in the soil is a major hope, but the studies of these interactions are very complex.
May 6, 2010
SAGIT and GRDC Join Forces In Smart Technology
SAGIT and GRDC have been funding a new project by Dr Alan McKay of SARDI which could revolutionise how the below ground parts of plants are studied.
May 6, 2010
New user-friendly black-spot sowing guide
South Australian pea growers can now pick the best sowing time to lessen the risk of a blackspot outbreak by accessing a simple chart online.
May 14, 2009
Post Emergent Weed Management in Lentils
Field trials funded by SAGIT and done by Larn McMurray of SARDI have looked at safe management strategies for post-emergent metribuzin application.
November 18, 2008
New Pea Fungas Found
Research conducted by Jenny Davidson of SARDI and funded by the SA Garin Industry Trust has disovered a new fugal disease of peas.
June 17, 2008
Expanding Markets for SA Wheat Growers
Instead of wheat for bread, why aren’t we also looking at wheat for Asian noodles? That is a question being investigated in SAGIT funded work by Associate Professor Daryl Mares of University of Adelaide.
May 20, 2008
New Tests for Pulse Diseases
New tests are being developed to better understand the key diseases of peas and beans so that they can be better managed.
February 12, 2008
Test for Cereal Root Diseases Now
Knowing the status of paddocks with regards to root diseases is an essential part of managing risk going into this season.
February 12, 2008
World First in Oat Breeding
A breakthrough of world significance in oat breeding has been achieved at the Waite Institute. The new technology, developed by SARDI researchers Dr Parminder Sidhu and Dr Phil Davies has been supported by the South Australian Grains Industry Trust (SAGIT).