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research projects completed 2014

  • R447 Independent Variety Trials

    Aim: To provide robust disease resistance ratings for new and, where appropriate, existing varieties for public dissemination. Industry Challenge In order to comply with both national and European...

  • R445 Late Season Water Management

    Background Previous observations of late season water management have shown that short term hydration, soil moisture deficit (SMD) and timing of mechanical defoliation can affect the potential for...

  • R449 Effectiveness of Mineral Oils

    Virus Transmission Four field trials were established in each of the three years of the project. The core treatments evaluated at three of the sites were: Untreated (control) Fortune (vegetable oil...

  • R446 Seed Rate Recommendations For New Varieties

    Aim: To develop the provision of seed rate recommendations appropriate for newly introduced varieties by implementing systems based on quantifying key varietal characters. Background Objectives: a)...

  • R448 Common Scab Control

    Common scab symptoms are caused by streptomycetes. These are members of a large grouping of bacteria known as actinobacteria (sometimes also referred to as actinomycetes). The streptomycetes are...