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Appendix 3: GRDC project list

Table A3.1 Project expenditure, 2006-07
GENE DISCOVERY
Project no. project title Expenditure $
ACP00001 Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics 2,000,000.00
AGP00006 AWCMMP—Component: Wheat marker implementation/validation for Australian Grain Technologies Pty Ltd 265,000.00
ANU00008 Genetic controls of root impedance and drought signalling in wheat 260,274.00
ANU00009 Wheat ERECTA/ERECTA-like genes: Proof of function on water use efficiency and potential for breeding improved germplasms 222,027.00
CAS00001 Australian Crop Accreditation System Ltd 594,843.00
CMB00012 AWCMMP—Component: Curation of wheat and barley maps 50,000.00
CSP00017 Australian Cereal Rust Control Program—Molecular biology 558,847.00
CSP00063 AWCMMP—Component: Towards the application of perfect markers for broad spectrum disease resistance in wheat 144,000.00
CSP00089 Maintaining wheat grain number and size during reproductive stage drought stress 186,000.00
CWQ00010 Triticarte 150,000.00
CWQ00013 AWCMMP—Component: Phenotyping complex quality traits for marker identification and validation: Phase 2 24,384.00
DAN00072 AWCMMP—Component: Implementation/validation of molecular markers: Enterprise Grains Australia 369,022.00
DAN00073 National Statistics Project (KP1)—Statistical support for crop improvement and National Variety Trials 256,523.00
DAN00074 National Statistics Project (KP2)—Strategic statistical research for crop improvement 324,679.00
DAN00085 National Statistics Project (KP3)—Molecular markers and statistical genetics 270,938.00
DAQ00076 Integrating crop improvement technologies for rapid yield advance 459,277.00
DAQ00077 AWCMMP—Component: Pedigree-based genome mapping for marker assisted selection and recurrent parent recovery in wheat and barley: Phase 2 185,000.00
DAQ00078 Molecular biology support for barley improvement—North 103,000.00
DAQ00085 Identifying candidate genes for stay-green in sorghum 147,149.00
DAR00001 Strategic investment in the development of Diversity Arrays Technology 401,264.00
DAR00002 AWCMMP—Component: Adding value to Diversity Arrays Technology 77,000.00
DAV00058 Australian Participation in the multinational brassica genome project 250,010.00
DAV479 Development of molecular markers for implementation within the National Brassica Improvement Program 397,000.00
DAW00102 Development and implementation of molecular markers for lupin breeding 196,934.00
DAW00113 AWCMMP—Component: Validation/implementation—barley, Western Region 143,000.00
DAW00118 AWCMMP—Component: Implementation/validation of molecular markers in DAFWA (VI 12) 161,000.00
GBA00003 Development of salt tolerant wheat for commercial production 342,825.00
GBA00003-1 Commercialisation of intellectual property from GBA00003 201,175.00
IPC00001 Transgenic wheat plants resistant to fusarium and other fungal pathogens 163,000.00
SV00001 GM Biotechnology Crop Project—Pathway to market 33,170.60
TCC00002 Exploring commercialisation opportunities for Patent WO2006/066340 6,000.00
UA00007 Transformation in functional genomics and cereal improvement programs 393,928.00
UA00063 Breeding for frost tolerance in barley 130,500.00
UA00070 Advancement of new genes for stem and leaf rust resistance from uncultivated relatives of wheat 167,693.00
UA00072 AWCMMP—Component: Multiplex PCR technologies to accelerate the use of SSRs in cereal breeding and genetic research 142,015.00
UA00073 Genetic variation for improved frost tolerance in wheat 212,000.00
UA00080 AWCMMP—Component: Association mapping 275,028.00
UA00083 Cereal Functional Genomics Centre 591,973.00
UA00086 Whole genome selection in wheat and barley—The practical application of whole genome analysis 180,000.00
ULA00006 A novel male sterility system for canola and wheat 143,300.00
UMU00019 AWCMMP—Component: Rice–wheat–barley comparative genomics for key agronomic traits 106,000.00
US00030 AWCMMP—Component: Markers for rust resistance in cereals 102,530.00
US315 Australian Cereal Rust Control Program 1,050,318.00
USQ00007 Molecular markers for high-priority traits in winter cereals for the Northern Region 444,000.00
VR24 National Variety Trials combined budget 2,679,310.39
VR56 Project Review 2006—DArT Triticarte 27,427.11
WCI52 AWCMMP—Communications project 81,633.00
  TOTAL GENE DISCOVERY 15,670,997.10

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GERMPLASM ENHANCEMENT
Project no. project title Expenditure $
ACG00002 National Genetic Resources Centre 7,000.00
AGS00002 CIMMYT suite of projects: Germplasm evaluation project 117,500.00
ANU00007 Managing and identifying resistance against barley scald 93,819.00
BA00002 Pilot brewing evaluation for malting barley lines destined for export 54,600.00
BRI00006 National Wheat Quality Testing Program 218,000.00
BRI00037 Seed testing and sorting using single-kernel NIR technology 199,000.00
CIM00007 CIMMYT alliance 30,000.00
CIM00008 CIMMYT alliance—Component 1: Protecting the Australian wheat industry from Karnal bunt through the development and implementation of molecular markers (27,588.00)
CIM00010 CIMMYT alliance—Component 3: Improving the stress tolerance of wheat genotypes of relevance to the Australian production environment 297,000.00
CIM00012 Enhanced evaluation of CIMMYT germplasm in Australia—CIMMYT component 147,546.00
CIM10 Exploitation of the genetic resources of synthetic wheats (7,802.00)
CIM11 Enhanced evaluation of CIMMYT germplasm in Australia—CIMMYT component 92,000.00
CIM13 Australian Cereal Rust Control Program—Adult plant resistance and introgression of new and novel genes 356,000.00
CMB00003 Variation in barley scald and effective resistance gene deployment 137,000.00
CMB00006 MPBCRC: Improved disease resistance in cereals 219,300.00
CMB00008 MPBCRC: New markers, genetic mapping and QTL analysis 105,000.00
CMB00009 MPBCRC: Disease genetics—Pathogen variation and host interactions 74,627.00
CMB00011 MPBCRC: Education and training program 178,301.00
CSP00053 Wheat trait, genes and germplasm for adaptation to water-limited environments in the northern region 864,283.00
CSP00057 Vigorous roots for hostile soils 93,530.00
CSP00058 Development and delivery of salt tolerance and water use efficiency traits for durum with diversified genetic background 259,664.00
CSP00059 Improved wheat and barley germplasm for saline and sodic soils: a collaborative proposal from CSIRO and Department of Primary Industries Horsham 124,350.00
CSP00061 Analysis of the regulation of plant defence/stress gene expression 145,554.00
CSP00071 New resources for breeding for heading date and improved frost tolerance 128,002.00
CSP00076 International Adaptation Trial: Investigating adaptation of Australian and CIMMYT wheat germplasm 169,501.00
CSP00077 CSIRO Pre-breeding Gateway: Germplasm development and validation of novel traits for Australian wheat breeding 223,218.00
CSP00078 Genetic basis of sponge and dough breadmaking 363,836.00
CSP00080 Novel strategies for manipulating dormancy in wheat 315,985.00
CSP00081 Better wheats for Australia by capturing novel traits and associated markers for breeding programs 191,964.00
CSP00090 Creation and deployment to wheat of new recombinant alien translocations with barley yellow dwarf virus resistance 79,972.00
CSP00094 Fast tracking high‑value traits using heavy-ion technology 36,804.00
CSPS15 Project Review 2006—Wheat trait, genes and germplasm for adaptation to water-limited environments in the Northern Region 5,107.21
CWQ00014 Late maturity alpha-amylase screening services 50,000.00
CWQ00015 CIMMYT suite of projects: Communication project 85,800.00
CWQ00016 Exploiting septoria resistance in wheat 171,336.00
CWQ00017 Dual-purpose Triticale Improvement Program (US) 165,508.00
DAN00061 Durum industry development—Fast tracking genetic solutions to crown rot 165,183.00
DAN00064 Durum industry development—Collaboration with ICARDA to accelerate cultivar improvement for adaptation across all production regions 60,000.00
DAN00089 Quarantine CIMMYT bread wheat germplasm 68,150.00
DAQ00002 Novel approaches to in-head frost tolerance 114,650.00
DAQ00045 SIP04: Defect elimination in wheat—Black point 109,478.00
DAQ00094 National screening for barley grain defects including black point, staining and preharvest sprouting 130,877.00
DAQ00104 Sponge and dough bread quality of Australian wheat germplasm 249,125.00
DAQ566 Genetic approaches to resistance to fusarium and bipolaris in wheat and barley 140,853.00
DAS00048 Control of cereal fungal diseases 210,000.00
DAS00052 Plant genetic resources: Enhancing germplasm conservation for Australian agriculture 1,049,800.00
DAS00074 Incorporating new sources of stem and leaf rust resistance from wild oat species into cultivated oat varieties 53,593.00
DAV00076 Synthetic evaluation project 110,174.00
DAV00082 Improved selection for grain plumpness and malting quality 47,999.00
DAV436 Defect elimination in wheat—Development of preharvest sprouting  resistant bread wheats 35,000.00
DAW00085 Addressing rust resistance and other key traits in wheat breeding for the Western Region 393,604.00
DAW00126 Enhancing resistance to Stagonospora nodorum in Australian wheat germplasm 189,332.00
GRD151 Value Added Wheat CRC 750,000.00
GRD173 GrainGene 2 (32,230.15)
ICA00003 Technologies for the targeted exploitation of cereal and pulse landraces 169,632.00
ICA00004 Enhancement of yield and yield stability of spring bread wheat in semi-arid Mediterranean areas of central and west Asia and north Africa 171,279.00
JHC00002 Executive Manager GrainGene 3 12,133.34
JHC00002-1 Executive Manager GrainGene 3—Expenses 6,300.00
QOG00001 Wheat Quality Objectives Group 92,000.00
RAC00002 Development of Australian test bake straight dough method 11,300.00
UA00034 SIP04: Defect elimination in wheat—Preharvest sprouting 100,595.00
UA00039 SIP04: Defect elimination in wheat—Coordination 11,214.00
UA00061 Development and evaluation of weed-competitive wheat cultivars 259,662.00
UA00074 Germplasm development for durum improvement in southern Australia 244,644.00
UA00076 Improving adaptation of wheat to hostile soils: Quantifying the importance of traits and targeted germplasm development 106,090.00
UA00085 SIP04: Defect elimination in wheat—Late maturity alpha-amylase 191,057.00
UA00090 Physiological based screening for identifying novel salt-tolerant germplasm in wheat and barley 97,947.00
UA00093 Biochemical and genetic solutions to grain defects elimination and grain quality improvement 164,940.00
UA00094 Flour and product colour in wheat 199,680.00
UQ00040 Support for International Crop Information System for Australian grain breeding and CIMMYT germplasm introduction programs 74,178.00
UQ127 Assessment of the extent of collateral damage in genetically-engineered wheat and barley 18,975.00
US00028 Adult plant resistance and pathogen variability in cereal rust: Cereal host pathosystems 208,460.00
USQ00002 Generation and evaluation of transgenic wheat plants for frost tolerance 65,515.00
USQ00008 Durum industry development—Molecular marker assisted selection for crown rot resistance 60,800.00
UT00012 Market optimisation and targeting of the fermentability of Australian malting barleys 94,600.00
UT00013 Targeting potassium homeostasis in breeding wheat for salt tolerance 50,044.00
UT8 Australia–China Collaboration on barley genetic resources 100,000.00
UWA00038 Genetic Dissection of Fungal Disease Resistance in Legumes using Medicago truncatula 491,365.00
UWA00091 An international collaboration to develop interspecific hybrids between chickpea and its wild relatives 116,034.00
UWA00094 Interspecific hybridisation of lupins 148,844.00
VR34-1 Barley quality improvement 2,348.18
VR43-1 ICARDA germplasm 3,720.78
VR52 Commercialisation costs 1,918.87
VR53 GrainGene 3 641,406.49
VR55 National Genetic Resource Centre Interim Executive Coordinator—contribution from other parties 80,000.00
VR55-1 National Genetic Resource Centre Interim Executive Coordinator 80,000.00
WCI38 Australian wheat quality improvement program—Coordination and forum 26,500.00
  TOTAL GERMPLASM ENHANCEMENT 13,714,551.66

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WHEAT AND BARLEY BREEDING
Project no. project title Expenditure $
AGP00004 Fast tracking of rust resistant Stylet replacements for growers in Southern Australia 244,619.00
AGP00005 National Triticale Improvement Program 406,875.00
AGP00008 Development of SunPrime Seeds lines 1,000,000.00
AGP2 Australian Grain Technologies Pty Ltd—Independent directors 10,969.43
CMB00005 AWCMMP—Component: Genetic analysis and marker-trait linkages—south and west 544,000.00
CMB00014 Accelerating breeding progress by predicting the effects of genes influencing yield and quality in wheat and barley 202,772.00
CSP00019 Wheat breeding for the high-rainfall zones of Australia 314,279.00
DAN00060 Australian Durum Industry Development Officer 125,465.00
DAN00101 Barley Breeding Australia—New South Wales Department of Primary Industries 166,400.00
DAN00105 Australian National Durum Wheat Improvement Program 333,501.00
DAQ00110 Barley Breeding Australia—Northern node 950,000.00
DAS00039 Improved oat varieties for milling, feed end use in the Southern Region Oat Breeding Program 610,003.00
DAV00079 National Barley Enhancement Program Coordinator 45,142.00
DAV00080 Barley cultivar development—Department of Primary Industries Victoria, Horsham 454,303.00
DAW00120 Wheat breeding for the Western Region 1,283,894.00
DAW00151 Barley Breeding Australia—Western Region 1,218,356.00
EGA00001 Enterprise Grains Australia 2,300,554.00
MCG00001 Export Grain Centre—Independent Director 29,000.00
MPC00002 Coordinator for Barley Breeding Australia 259,800.00
MPC00003 Durum industry desktop study 14,000.00
PBS00005 Develop a national plan for barley breeding 26,400.00
RWF00006 Durum industry desktop study 1,257.50
UA00032 Barley Breeding Australia—Southern node 1,567,520.00
UA00078 AWCMMP—Component: Malting Barley Quality Improvement Program implementation and validation 182,500.00
UWA00096 Barley Improvement through germplasm introduction, evaluation and enhancement 156,763.00
VR01-1 Barley breeding 24,553.29
  TOTAL WHEAT AND BARLEY BREEDING 12,472,926.22

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PULSE, OILSEED AND SUMMER COARSE GRAINS
Project no. project title Expenditure $
ACA5 Contribution towards ACIAR project—CS1/1999/072 Oilseed Brassica Improvement in China India and Australia 180,000.00
CI29 Lupin breeding—Capital component 65,000.00
DAN00034 Faba bean improvement—Northern Region 371,136.00
DAN00062 Albus lupin breeding 289,984.00
DAN00063 National Brassica Improvement Program—New South Wales Agriculture 280,000.00
DAN00094 Australian Chickpea Breeding Program 871,352.00
DAQ00015 Crop Improvement of grain sorghum in Australia—Core breeding 568,837.00
DAQ00060 National Mungbean Improvement Program 245,095.00
DAQ00062 Cloning of an insect resistance gene from sorghum 115,692.00
DAQ00070 Australian Peanut Improvement Program 475,311.00
DAQ00092 Maize germplasm enhancement and productivity improvement for tropical Australia 140,673.00
DAS00047 National Brassica Improvement Program—South Australia 61,600.00
DAS00050 Lupin evaluation—South Australia–Victoria node 100,023.00
DAS00059 Improved vetch varieties for Australian farmers and end-users 203,986.00
DAS00066 Pulse germplasm enhancement—Vegetative and reproductive frost tolerance in pulse crops 78,855.00
DAS00067 Pulse germplasm enhancement—Bacterial blight in field pea, pod drop in lentil, and heat stress tolerance in field pea and faba bean 131,217.00
DAV00060 National Brassica Improvement Program—Department of Primary Industries Victoria and lead agency 360,000.00
DAV00071 Australian Field Pea Breeding Program 775,000.00
DAV00072 Australian Lentil Breeding Program 455,731.00
DAV00073 Pulse Germplasm Enhancement—Boron and salt tolerance in temperate pulses and durable ascochyta blight resistance in chickpeas 49,382.00
DAW00101 Evaluation and selection of high-quality brassica breeding lines for short season environments of Western Australia 149,642.00
DAW00104 Yellow lupin improvement 312,692.00
DAW00105 Western Lupin Technology—Narrow-leafed lupin breeding for southern Australia 776,704.00
FWC00001 Coordinator for Pulse Breeding Australia 10,000.00
GBE00001 Consultancy—National Pulse Breeding Program 11,116.58
GBE00001-1 Pulse Breeding Australia 24,180.46
RWF00007 Examination of options for better definition and delivery of innovation to the Western Australian lupin industry 25,419.15
UA00079 Faba bean breeding—Southern and western regions 511,246.00
UQ00035 Professorial Chair in Crop Science and Innovation 70,000.00
UWA00092 Lupin germplasm characterisation 150,000.00
UWA00093 Pearl lupin—development of the first Australian cultivar for commercial evaluation 52,023.00
  TOTAL PULSE, OILSEED AND SUMMER COARSE GRAINS 7,911,897.19
  TOTAL VARIETIES 49,470,372.17

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AGRONOMY AND SOILS
Project no. project title Expenditure $
AGO00002 Australian Greenhouse Office contribution to DAW00103 Measurement of paddock-based greenhouse gas emissions from wheat production to improve life cycle assessment of wheat products (59,722.00)
AWR00002 Contribution towards Pastures Australia 500,000.00
BAT00002 Consultancy—Enhancing paddock profitability—a collaborative diagnostic approach to cropping systems research 30,000.00
CAG00002 On-farm evaluation of frost minimisation techniques and risk management strategies 50,000.00
CCC00002 Quantifying the effects of maize rotation on soil quality and nutrient availability on cotton growth and yield 13,000.00
CCC00003 High-yielding irrigated grains in cotton cropping systems—Phase 2 138,308.00
CCC00004 High-yielding Irrigated grains in cotton farming systems—Phase 3 111,602.00
CFG2 Using precision agriculture and soil inoculants to improve crop performance and grower returns 50,000.00
CSA00007 Province, paddock or patch—Giving farmers tools to optimise the scale at which fertiliser decisions are made 115,000.00
CSE00043 Harnessing soil microbial processes to get maximum value from stubble retention in different cropping regions 175,001.00
CSO00017 SIP09: Precision agriculture initiative—Unlocking the benefits of precision agriculture for farm profits and the environment 269,463.00
CSO00031 Innovative solutions to subsoil constraints for a profitable and environmentally sustainable grains industry in Western Australia 71,385.00
CSO00032 Investigation of cause and extent of lodging and yield loss associated with stubble-retention in irrigated maize 40,982.04
CSO00033 Farming system options and catchment salinity response 211,818.00
CSO00034 Improving farm to catchment nutrient management for a more profitable and environmentally sustainable grains industry 199,759.00
CSO00038 Feasibility for rapid soil-measurement using core scanning 38,158.00
CSO231 Fluid fertilisers—the next step toward raising yield potentials 50,950.00
CSO232 Managing the fallow period for optimum water use and nitrogen availability 30,000.00
CSP00015 Improving wheat yields and quality in Western Australian sandplain farming system 172,568.00
CSP00040 Can we forecast seasonal wheat grain yields and protein in Western Australia? 114,587.00
CSP00049 Evaluating the use of subsoil water by crops—is it the pipes or the pump? 85,214.00
CSP00064 Exploiting genetic variation in wheat roots to promote beneficial interactions with soil organisms and thereby increase yield 200,489.00
CSP00065 Delivering high yields of milling wheats in the HRZ of Western Australia 162,422.00
CSP00083 New approaches and technologies for management of wheat grain protein content 250,000.00
CSP00085 Evaluating the potential for dual-purpose (graze/grain) canola in the mixed farming systems of southern Australia 150,000.00
CSP00087 Water balance of conservation farming systems 49,940.00
CSP00098 Exploratory practices in the Western Region 25,000.00
CTF00002 Managing variability—From controlled traffic farming and raised bed farming to information rich agriculture 176,000.00
CWC00003 Cover crop and stubble management systems for central and southern New South Wales 140,000.00
DAN00002 Permanent beds for sustainable cropping systems on irrigated farms 25,295.00
DAN00054 SIP09: Precision agriculture initiative 85,790.00
DAN00098 Development of agronomy packages for new varieties in southern New South Wales 129,423.00
DAN00104 Barley agronomy for Southern Australia 280,000.00
DAN00106 Developing agronomic solutions to improve barley yield and grain quality in the GRDC Northern Region 180,021.00
DAN484 Breeding improved lucernes for cropping systems in eastern Australia—Phase 2 121,919.00
DAQ00084 Nutrient management in rainfed cropping systems of the northern grains region 285,352.00
DAS00017 Reducing the impact of climate variability—Frost 44,500.00
DAS00035 Managing diseases using precision agriculture 156,221.00
DAS00040 Seed increase and distribution of perennial legumes to support sustainable and productive farming systems 60,000.00
DAS00075 DNA assay to quantify barley roots 57,077.00
DAS00078 Exploratory practices in the Western Region 25,000.00
DAS347 Breeding lucerne for Southern Australian cropping districts 66,970.00
DAV00030 SIP09: Precision agriculture initiative 173,324.00
DAV00049 Improving the profitability of cropping on hostile subsoils 500,000.00
DAV00057 Pulse Agronomic research for the development of variety specific management packages in south-eastern Australia 180,018.00
DAV00059 Management of high-rainfall cropping to improve water quality and productivity 216,241.00
DAV00061 Genotype and management combinations for highly productive cropping systems in the high-rainfall zone of southern Australia 480,357.00
DAV00066 Delivering rapid soil tests to growers 150,138.00
DAV00081 Assessment of greenhouse gas emissions in cereal—legume cropping systems in southern Australia (505,000.00)
DAW00084 Diagnostic support and training for precision agriculture 113,489.00
DAW00093 Identifying soil constraints to crops production on the south coast sandplain 120,300.00
DAW00099 Lupin agronomic improvement in the Western Region—Enhancing the profitability of the lupin–wheat rotation 333,992.00
DAW00103 Measurement of paddock-based greenhouse gas emissions from wheat production to improve life cycle assessment of wheat products (40,278.00)
DAW00107 Oat agronomy and industry development for the Western Region 127,308.00
DAW00138 The use and impact of deep drains on improving salt-affected soils used for grain cropping in the Western Australian wheat belt 82,400.00
DAW00146 Enhancing paddock profitability—a collaborative, diagnostic approach to cropping systems research 349,692.00
DAW00147 Variety-specific agronomy for wheat yield and quality in the Western Region 250,810.00
DAW00148 Barley agronomy for the Western Region 391,687.00
DAW00155 Exploratory practices in the Western Region 25,000.00
DFT1 Coordination of GRDC water balance R&D and collation of results 3,409.27
DNR00004 SIP08: Combating subsoil constraints 354,281.00
GRD200 Agronomy Reference Group—Western Panel 7,094.61
LWR25 Contribution towards Managing Climate Variability Program 953,097.00
MLA00001 Contribution towards Pasture Soil Biology Program 100,000.00
NEGSFS2 SIP09: Precision agriculture initiative (3,918.17)
NMS00002 Adoption of improved nutrient management practices 210,000.00
SAN00013 Improvement of no-till farming practices through innovation in sowing, weed control, residue management and precision agriculture systems 200,000.00
SPA00003 Improvement of nutrient management through effective use of precision agriculture technologies in the southern Australian grains industry 82,000.00
UA00081 Determining the benefits of fluid fertilisers on neutral and acidic soils in eastern and western Australia 84,804.00
UA00091 Responses to salinity in barley and pulse crops 15,000.00
UA00092 Chemistry and crop agronomy in alkaline cropping soils 159,977.00
UA00095 Field validation of DGT (diffuse gradients in thin films) for phosphorus and extension of the DGT test to other nutrients 100,000.00
UCS00008 The contribution of subsoil constraints to ‘canola yield decline’ 260,300.00
UM00023 Synchronising nutrient supply and crop demand in modern cropping systems 316,451.00
UM00027 Effect of elevated carbon dioxide on wheat-based production systems under Australian field conditions 299,890.00
UM00028 Indirect greenhouse gas emissions from wheat–sheep farming systems 174,943.00
UNE00009 Chair in Mixed Farming Systems 85,805.00
UNS00002 Active implements for precision seed and fertiliser placement 26,800.00
UQ00037 Improved performance of cereal roots in Australian farming systems—Matching roots to cropping systems in the northern cropping region 125,000.00
US00017 Incorporating precision agriculture into Australian farm management 168,204.00
US00033 Development of a multi-sensor platform for real-time collection of field soil data 73,390.00
US00036 Develop a set of precision agriculture education and training modules aimed at Australian grain growers and others working in the grains industry 99,888.00
US00037 Development of tertiary-level education material for precision agriculture 96,616.00
USA00005 Improving sowing system technologies for no-till cropping 30,000.00
UT00009 Delivering a world-class root model to Australian grains researchers 131,725.00
UWA00031 Optimising potassium cycling in crops and soils for improved grain production in Western Australia 115,225.00
UWA00081 Combating subsoil constraints: Unlocking crop potential through innovative subsoil management 439,000.00
UWA00083 Lectureship in pasture science at UWA 40,012.00
UWA00084 Profitable and sustainable nutrient management in the Western Australian grains industry 263,000.00
UWA00089 Delivering rapid soil tests to growers 152,023.00
UWA00090 Root systems for Australian soils: Root traits for hardpan penetration and water extraction in wheat 124,532.00
UWA396 High water use farming systems that integrate crops with perennial pastures 169,076.00
UWA397 National field evaluation and selection of new pasture plants from the salinity CRC to improve hydrological stability 345,000.00
UWS00007 Improved management of nutrient and soil water interactions in the northern grain zone 126,132.00
WAN00012 New frontiers no-till farming systems 244,284.00
WAN00013 Cover crops for no-till farming systems 55,700.00
WWL00001 Bringing it all together for the grains industry—A whole of catchment approach to integrated water management 187,536.00
  TOTAL AGRONOMY AND SOILS 14,445,246.75

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CROP PROTECTION
Project no. project title Expenditure $
AKC00001 Registration for minor use chemicals for the grains industry 123,000.00
ANU00002 Lectureship in plant–microbe interactions 54,296.00
ANU00006 Exploring a model system to develop controls for plant parasitic nematodes 102,123.00
CRW5 CRC for Australian Weed Management 750,000.00
CSE00027 Insecticide resistance and sustainable management of aphids 126,300.00
CSE00028 Natural enemy evaluation of the silverleaf whitefly (SLW) and ecological processes affecting SLW dispersal 170,200.00
CSE00029 National Invertebrate Pest Initiative 424,349.00
CSE00037 Curation and development of invertebrate collections within the Australian National Insect Collection 65,925.00
CSP00079 Non–race specific (broad spectrum) adult plant rust resistance in wheat 277,972.00
CSP00096 Crown rot–resistant bread wheat through new knowledge of epidemiology and genetics 47,508.00
CSU00006 Integrated weed management in southern New South Wales 191,500.00
CSV00002 Biological control of mice—Immunocontraception 75,000.00
DAN00066 More profitable chickpeas through disease management—Northern Region 100,000.00
DAN00067 Differential herbicide tolerance of winter crops in south-eastern Australia Stage 2 144,900.00
DAN00068 Integrated disease management in field crops with emphasis on sclerotinia stem rot in canola 127,300.00
DAN00079 Risk assessment and preventative strategies for herbicide resistance in the northern grain region (Phase 2) 206,000.00
DAN00086 Assessment of IPM strategies to control insects in rotational farming systems of the southern region 50,125.00
DAN00095 Helicoverpa spp. insecticide resistance: Monitoring, mechanisms and management 91,061.41
DAN00099 The importance and control of thrips in faba beans in northern New South Wales 100,012.00
DAN485 Management of fusarium diseases and common root rot of cereals in the northern cropping zone 280,159.00
DAQ00073 Implementing technologies and strategies to maintain resistance to sunflower rust 189,806.00
DAQ00074 Facilitating integrated pest management adoption in Northern Region broadacre farming systems 150,000.00
DAQ00079 Modelling for sustainable glyphosate use in the Northern Region 104,000.00
DAQ00086 Integrated pest management for pulses in Northern Australia—Sustainable production in a changing cropping environment 142,489.00
DAQ00096 Emerging foliar wheat disease issues in the Northern Region 154,500.00
DAQ00097 Determining the cause, extent, impact and potential control measures for an unidentified disorder in sunflower crops in central Queensland 125,404.00
DAQ00105 Continued delivery of applied solutions to weed issues in central Queensland 109,620.00
DAQ00106 Herbicide tolerance of barley and wheat cultivars in the Northern Region (Phase 3) 75,000.00
DAQ00107 Cropping options to limit root lesion nematodes 109,933.00
DAQ00108 Reducing the impact of pulse diseases in the Northern Region 157,209.00
DAS00070 Varietal herbicide tolerance in the Southern Region incorporating national coordination 90,000.00
DAS00071 Pathology in pulse crops in the Southern Region—South Australia module 143,175.00
DAS00072 Rhizoctonia management—Future directions for the Southern Region 70,000.00
DAS00073 Crown rot management for durum and bread wheats for the Southern Region 195,000.00
DAV00062 Victorian cereal pathology support with emphasis on crown rot management 246,680.00
DAV00078 Victorian pulse pathology and virology support program 120,040.00
DAW00106 Managing disease constraints in Western Region farming systems 599,125.00
DAW00114 Applied weed management in Western Australia 250,000.00
DAW00123 A systems approach to enhance the adoption of integrated weed management techniques in the northern agricultural region of Western Australia 201,620.00
DAW00124 Rotations to reduce impact of nematodes in western cereal‑cropping systems 193,527.00
DAW00127 Crop pest management for farming systems in high‑rainfall areas of southern Australia 151,363.00
DAW00131 Management of annual ryegrass using deleterious rhizobacteria 133,736.00
DAW00132 Improving the management of Diamondback moth (Plutella xylostella) in canola in the Western Region 109,989.00
DAW00134 Evaluating herbicide tolerance with new crop varieties 174,907.00
DAW00141 Developing a sensitive dry seed test to detect seed-borne viruses in bulk seed samples of wheat 174,786.00
DAW617 Weed control in crops using alternative technology to broadacre spraying systems 8,170.28
DNR00007 SIP08: Advanced techniques for managing subsoil constraints 100,320.00
HFG00005 Improving weed control options in conservation farming systems 169,300.00
IPM00002 Developing and demonstrating integrated pest management in broad-acre cropping 108,500.00
NPB00001 Evolution of Russian wheat aphid virulence and resistance sustainability 93,310.00
NPB00002 Enhancing the detection of Tilletia indica, the cause of Karnal bunt 99,958.00
NPB00003 Contingency plans for emergency plant pests of the grains industry 106,270.00
PR98 Project Review 2005—Grain Protection Genes 1,002.41
PR99 Project Review 2006—Crown rot 7,848.62
SFS00015 Optimising cereal profitability in the high‑rainfall zone through the integration of disease management and canopy management principles 410,900.00
UA00071 Control and eradication of a parasitic weed, field trials 205,103.00
UA00075 Managing the risks of trifluralin resistance in no-till cropping systems 120,069.00
UA00088 Understanding and management of weed resistance to glyphosate 127,410.00
UBR00001 Fungicide resistance strategy 50,000.00
UM00015 Epidemiology and control of botrytis grey mould in lentils 55,147.00
UM00020 Strategies to ensure longevity of blackleg disease resistance genes in canola 100,200.00
UM00021 Monitoring populations of the blackleg fungus to develop strategies for deployment of resistance genes in oilseed brassicas 112,700.00
UM00022 Emerging mite pests in southern Australia 62,316.00
UM00026 Fungal pathology developments for management of oilseed brassicas in Australia 279,919.00
UMU00021 Australian Centre for Necrotrophic Fungal Pathogens—Disease resistance 50,000.00
UMU00022 Australian Centre for Necrotrophic Fungal Pathogens 433,814.00
UNE62 Field studies and management of crown rot in the Northern Region 100,864.00
UQ00032 Advanced application technology to manage spray drift and improve the efficacy of weed management practices 110,000.00
UWA00097 Improved herbicide tolerance for pulses in the Western Region 149,263.00
UWA399 Western Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative—Phase 2 592,534.00
  TOTAL CROP PROTECTION 11,334,557.72

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VALIDATION AND INTEGRATION
Project no. project title Expenditure $
AGM00001 Western Agribusiness Trial Extension Network 12,500.00
AGV00002 Northern Agribusiness Trial Extension Network 12,500.00
AOF00006 Oilseed Industry Support Program—Increasing the value of the Australian oilseeds industry through enhancing productivity and value 168,000.00
BBC00002 Review of central Queensland farming systems 6,368.64
BBC00003 High-rainfall Zone Coordinator 125,000.00
BWD00006 The 'REAL' Project—Relevant, experienced, applied learning 221,450.00
BWD00008 Flexible farming systems to meet the challenges of farming the southern Mallee and northern Wimmera 236,200.00
CFI00009 Guiding growers to more profitable and sustainable cropping systems in the western districts of the northern grain belt 152,610.00
COS00001 Northern Agribusiness Trial Extension Network 12,500.00
CSA00009 Plant available water content—Workshop delivery to growers 13,609.50
CSA00011 Training growers to manage soil water 246,932.00
CSP00009 Increasing farm profits in the high‑rainfall zone using mixed cropping–grazing systems based on winter wheats 85,000.00
CSP00097 Managing crops, animals and crop disease in mixed-farming systems based on dual-purpose wheats 65,000.00
CWF00007 Central west farming systems—Extension and development 309,140.00
DAN00100 Northern Agribusiness Trial Extension Network 19,700.00
DAN00102 CropMate—Climate information for crop production 78,989.00
DAQ00049 Sustainable farming systems for central Queensland 740,031.00
DAQ00050 Eastern Farming Systems Project Phase 2 (EFSII)—A partnership for participatory RD&E in the north-eastern grains belt 562,752.00
DAQ00063 Viable and sustainable farming systems on ferrosols 184,485.00
DAQ00068 Networking innovation in grower groups 50,798.00
DAQ00091 Tool kits for BMP in peanuts—Development extension for rapid adoption of decision support using commercial industry networks[XX please consider expanding BMP] 133,356.00
DAQ00103 Western Farming Systems 3 Queensland: Validation and integration of new technologies through grower groups in south western Queensland grain‑growing region 129,870.00
DAQ00109 Barley industry development for the Northern Region 119,496.00
DAQ00116 Central Queensland sustainable farming systems—Phase 3 800,000.00
DAT00003 Enhancing TOPCROP and GRDC extension delivery in Tasmania 82,768.00
DAV00077 Barley agronomy and industry development for southern Australia 81,380.00
DAW00100 Pulse industry extension—Expanding pulse cropping by targeted extension of improved varieties and management packages 298,894.00
DAW00149 Barley industry development for the Western Region 77,995.00
DEL00001 Agribusiness Trial Extension Network 12,500.00
FFC00001 Western Agribusiness Trial Extension Network 12,500.00
FGI00002 Western Agribusiness Trial Extension Network 12,300.00
FGI00005 Western Agribusiness Trial Extension Network 10,690.00
FLR00002 FarmLink: Supporting the establishment of a new farming systems group for southern New South Wales 194,700.00
GSA00002 Northern Agribusiness Trial Extension Network 12,500.00
HBS00001 Agribusiness Trial Extension Network 12,500.00
HFG00004 Straight to the Hart—Profitable farming for the future 100,000.00
HOR00003 Western Agribusiness Trial Extension Network 12,500.00
HOR00004 Linking knowledge—sharing information 200,000.00
ICF00004 Lifting irrigated cropping profitability and water use efficiency—Victoria 79,475.00
ICF00005 Lifting irrigated cropping profitability and water use efficiency—New South Wales 178,150.00
ICF00006 Oilseeds Industry Development Officer—Expansion of oilseed crops (with a focus on canola and soybean) for the irrigation and dryland areas of southern New South Wales and Victoria 130,000.00
ICF00007 High yield potential winter cereal genotypes for irrigated environments in eastern Australia 124,494.00
IMA00001 Agribusiness Trial Extension Network 11,375.00
IMA00002 Northern Agribusiness Trial Extension Network 12,300.00
JSA00002 Southern Agribusiness Trial Extension Network 25,000.00
JSR00001 Southern Agribusiness Trial Extension Network 12,500.00
KAL00001 Refinement of crop input and management strategies to optimise farm profitability and reduce risk 12,370.00
LIE00005 Growers critically analysing new technologies for improved farming systems 197,568.00
LWR00003 Healthy Soils for Sustainable Farms Programs 400,000.00
LWR23 Contribution towards Grain and Graze Program 496,000.00
MFI00001 Western Agribusiness Trial Extension Network 12,199.00
MFM00002 Increasing crop yields on Kangaroo Island and in the south‑east of South Australia 156,200.00
MIG00008 The Grower Group Alliance—Innovation through grower groups 177,940.00
MSF00002 Mallee Sustainable Farming project 546,668.00
NFG00001 Western Agribusiness Trial Extension Network 12,500.00
NGA00001 Validation and integration of new technology through grower groups in north-west New South Wales and south-west Queensland grain‑growing zones 327,020.00
OCR00001 Best practice benchmarking 120,594.00
PAL00007 Crop support for the northern and southern regions 343,910.00
PHR00001 Northern Agribusiness Trial Extension Network 12,500.00
PLN00003 Western Agribusiness Trial Extension Network 12,500.00
RAI00001 Western Agribusiness Trial Extension Network 9,000.00
RPI00003 Zonal management in the riverine plains 10,750.00
RPI00006 Improving winter cropping systems in the riverine plains 152,062.00
RSS00001 Farming systems improvement in the upper north of South Australia 111,930.00
SFP06.1 Grower group support 16,112.16
SFS00014 Investigating stubble management systems to reduce dependence on burning in the high-rainfall zone region of southern Australia 183,585.00
SFX00003 Western Agribusiness Trial Extension Network 12,500.00
SYN00001 Western Agribusiness Trial Extension Network 12,500.00
SYN00002 Western Agribusiness Trial Extension Network 12,500.00
UA00087 Eyre Peninsula Farming Systems Project 2 508,286.00
UNE00007 Graduate Certificate and Certificate in Sustainable Grains Production 66,025.00
UT00014 Addressing key limitations to the development of high-value grain crops in Tasmania 150,000.00
UWA00082 Improving the adoption of technology by neighbourhood grower groups 23,000.00
WAN00008 Western Australian No-Tillage Farmers Association technology demonstration site 100,000.00
YPA00001 Robust, profitable and sustainable farming practices on Yorke Peninsula 155,000.00
  TOTAL VALIDATION AND INTEGRATION 10,532,027.30

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EXTENSION AND GROWER PROGRAMS
Project no. project title Expenditure $
AFQ00005 Research advisory committees—Northern Region 72,500.00
AOF00004 Oilseeds Industry Development Officer—Expansion of oilseed crops (with a focus on canola and soybean) for the irrigation and dryland areas of southern New South Wales and Victoria (30,000.00)
CCS01-1 GRDC customer database 2,607.50
CCS32-1 Grains Research Updates 10,000.00
CCS36-1 Website redevelopment 5,623.83
CRD00002 Drift management extension strategy for the Northern Region 75,000.00
DAW00150 Further development of the Crop Updates Partnership 99,657.00
DRL00001 Conversion of investment booklets for the GRDC website 3,000.00
GST00001 Agribusiness technology transfer 70,000.00
ICN00006 Grains Research Updates—Newsletter in the Northern Region 168,200.00
JAB00001 Website redevelopment services 60,000.00
JLC00011 GRDC Southern Region Crop Updates 322,000.00
NFA00005 Research advisory committees—New South Wales 26,000.00
OBR00001 Development and production of Driving Agronomy 2006 audio CD 9,000.00
PSD36 Online technology dissemination 50,445.00
RDC14 Joint Farm Health and Safety Program 60,000.00
RMP00002 Development of Grains Research Updates 2007 CD 40,555.00
RRA00001 GRDC Website Redevelopment Project 80,700.00
SAF00004 Research Advisory Committees—South Australia 26,000.00
UQ00034 Improving understanding and awareness of intellectual property amongst grain growers in Australia 199,950.00
VFF00006 Research advisory committees—Victoria 26,000.00
  TOTAL EXTENSION AND GROWER PROGRAMS 1,377,238.33
  TOTAL PRACTICES 37,689,070.10

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NEW FARM PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
Project no. project title Expenditure $
AGL00008 A scoping study into the state of knowledge and opportunities for investment in nitrogen fixation in cereal and canola crops arena in Australian crop rotation 100,000.00
ANU19 Development of specific microbial and transgenic technology to control fungal pathogens: A commercialisation project based on patent 193,192.00
AWR00004 Contribution towards the National Rhizobium Program (319,264.66)
BRI00027 Objective grain quality testing 500,000.00
BRI00038 Engagement of Asian partners for hybrid baking project 44,000.00
CAD00001 Registration and commercialisation of new chemicals 30,000.00
CSE00035 Assessing limits of existing harvest bag technology under Australian conditions 179,775.00
CSE00040 Registration and extension of the use of new ethyl formate formulations on stored grain and structural treatment 218,024.00
CSE00041 Development of an integrated aeration–fumigation system 241,462.00
CSE00044 Identifying mechanisms involved in phosphate solubilisation and plant-growth promotion by Penicillium-based rhizosphere inoculants 140,076.00
CSP00050 Quantifying the effect of hydrogen gas on soil biota and crop performance 184,611.00
DAN00097 National independent quality assurance and germplasm maintenance for rhizobium inoculants 111,090.00
DAQ00083 Integration of biopesticides into integrated pest management against sucking pests 133,750.00
DAS00036 Inoculants for soil-borne disease control 178,500.00
HAW00001 Purchase of shares from the high-amylose wheat joint venture company 308,500.00
NEM00001 Commercialisation of minor rhizobial strains 75,750.00
NP01-2 Biological Inputs for Profitable Farming—Philom Bios innoculum trials 24,258.00
NP15 Commercialisation costs 46,697.81
NP16-1 CFP&S Survey 6,031.84
PAL00009 Objective measurement of pulse qualities 50,000.00
PBA00001 Develop and market a range of inoculant products in Australia and the Asian regions designed to provide benefits to agricultural growers (300,000.00)
RJH00001 National Output Development and Evaluation Project—GRDC Soil Biology Initiative 30,000.00
UCS00010 Feasibility study of native invertebrate parasitic nematodes for control of snails and slugs 76,154.00
UF00002 Application of actinomycete endophytes for improved grain yield 375,500.00
UMU00003 National Rhizobium Program—Managing rhizobia to maximise nitrogen fixation by legumes in agriculture 868,988.66
UWA00058 Biological indicators of soil quality 150,000.00
  TOTAL NEW FARM PRODUCTS AND SERVICES 3,647,095.65

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NEW GRAIN PRODUCTS
Project no. project title Expenditure $
ABB00001 Grains Microbial Baseline Survey 7,000.00
ARB00001 Crop Biofactories Initiative—International reference panel 27,000.00
CGF00001 Grain Foods CRC Ltd 750,000.00
CGF00002 Grain Foods CRC Ltd—Director Fees 25,000.00
CGF00003 National Lupin Allergy Project 70,000.00
CSA00012 Energy efficiency, self-sufficiency and production at farm to regional scale 9,407.16
CSE00030 Crop Biofactories Initiative 1,661,000.00
CSP00060 Starch Viscosity Project 181,428.00
CSP00084 Development of wheat with altered carbohydrate digestibility (starches) for food and industrial applications (536,000.00)
CSP00088 Coeliac‑friendly cereals Phase 3 179,030.00
DAN00075 Statistical analysis and data mining for the Premium Grains for Livestock Program 29,250.00
DAN00083 Resistance management of stored‑grain insects in the Southern Region 152,100.00
DAQ00075 Optimising grain yield and quality: Integrating high moisture harvesting and grain storage strategies. 600,000.00
DAQ00090 Resistance monitoring and management—Northern Region 127,230.00
DAQ00098 Phosphine fumigation of cool grain 97,668.00
DAQ00115 Consultancy—A strategic approach to managing resistance to phosphine in the grains industry 78,000.00
DAW00129 Resistance monitoring and management—Western Region 97,215.00
EMF00001 Consultancy—A research trip and report on biomass ethanol technologies in North America and preliminary crop biomass mapping 75,175.00
EOB00001 Truegrain 30,000.00
GOG00001 GoGrains—Membership subscription 350,000.00
GOG00003 GoGrains—Health and nutrition 100,000.00
JCS00002 Benefit to Australian grain growers in the feed grain market 73,520.00
JPC00001 Crop Biofactories Initiative—International reference panel 66,328.40
NP02-1 Stored Grain Pest Resistance Management Initiative—Invoices 5,000.00
NP31-1 Contribution towards Industry Feed-Grain Partnership 70,750.00
NP32 GM pathway to market 52,383.55
NPL00001 Scenario planning and feasibility for sunflower pectin 20,000.00
PCL00002 Enhancement of NIR calibrations for predicting the energy value of weather‑damaged grains for pigs 100,032.00
PCL00003 Sorghum lines with enhanced starch availability for pigs and ethanol production 35,136.00
SBC00001 Crop Biofactories Initiative—International reference panel 10,671.58
SDD00001 GM pathway to market 250,500.00
SEP00003 Opening the harvest window—for yield, quality and profit on the south coast of Western Australia 75,000.00
SMC00001 Consultancy—GoGrains Health and Nutrition Ltd 20,000.00
TCC00001 Consultancy—Feed grains 647.44
VC01 Market intelligence: Existing 1,557.79
VC01-1 Market intelligence: Existing 33,676.99
WJM00003 Coordination of registration of grain storage chemicals 65,240.00
YEL00002 Facilitating investment in value-adding in Australia's grain industry—Extension 60,000.00
  TOTAL NEW GRAIN PRODUCTS 5,050,946.91
  TOTAL NEW PRODUCTS 8,698,042.56

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BUILDING RESEARCH CAPACITY
Project no. project title Expenditure $
AAC00003 Conference sponsorship—Agriculture Australia 2007 10,000.00
ACT00001 Conference sponsorship—Fifth Australian Controlled Traffic Farming Conference—CTF07 10,000.00
AFQ00006 Travel award—To attend the Thirteenth Australian Barley Technical Symposium 1,500.00
AIA00004 Conference sponsorship—Tomorrows Agricultural Scientist—Meeting the needs of industry 5,000.00
AIS00001 Conference sponsorship—2007 AFISC National Conference 6,000.00
ALA00001 Conference sponsorship—Twelfth International Lupin Conference 10,000.00
ANU00004 Environmental management systems in agriculture: A comparative analysis of initiatives in the European Union and Australia 10,000.00
ARL00006 Australian Rural Leadership Foundation 98,000.00
ATA46 Agricultural training award—to study at TAFE New South Wales Riverina Institute, Primary Industries Centre, North Wagga Wagga 3,000.00
ATA47 Agricultural training award—to study at TAFE New South Wales Riverina Institute, Primary Industries Centre, North Wagga Wagga 3,000.00
ATA48 Agricultural training award—To attend Australian Agricultural College Corporation, Emerald Campus 3,000.00
ATA49 Agricultural training award—To attend Western Australian College of Agriculture, Cunderdin Campus 3,000.00
BAE00014 Conference sponsorship—Outlook 2007 5,000.00
BRI00032 Research Horizons for Grain Leaders of the Future Course 147,800.00
BRS00010 Sponsorship of 2007 Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 16,000.00
BWD00010 Travel award—To attend the agricultural expos, farmer group open days and agricultural learning centres in the United Kingdom 4,500.00
CFM00006 Conference sponsorship—Biofuels, Energy and Agriculture: Powering Towards Food Security? 5,000.00
CSD00002 BHP Billiton Science Awards 2007 20,000.00
CSO00039 Travel award—To attend the Sixth European Conference on Precision Agriculture 3,500.00
CSP00086 CSIRO Summer Student Program 2006–07 8,000.00
CSP00092 Travel award—To participate and speak at the International Triticeae Mapping Initiative Workshop 3,500.00
CSP00093 Travel award—To attend the Bouyoucos Conference 2007—International Conference on the Origin of Soil Water Repellency 2,500.00
CSP00095 Travel award—To attend the Third International Conference of Quantitative Genetics 4,500.00
CWC00004 Conference sponsorship—Central West Conservation Farming Association Annual Conference and Field Day 2007 and associated Conservation Agriculture Alliance of Australian and New Zealand meeting 7,500.00
DAN00103 Conference sponsorship—Field measurement of nitrogen fixation 10,000.00
DAQ00111 Travel award—To attend the Eighty-seventh American Meteorological Society Annual Conference 2,000.00
DAQ00112 Travel award—To attend the Twelfth Australian Barley Technical Symposium 4,500.00
DAQ00113 Travel award—International travel as part of the GRDC Bruce McClelland Memorial Award 5,000.00
DAQ00114 Travel award—To attend the Society for Invertebrate Pathology Conference, Quebec, and United States Department of Agriculture Laboratory, Cornell University 8,589.00
DAS00077 Travel award—To attend the Second Conference on Precision Crop Protection 3,500.00
DAW00152 Travel award—To attend the Seventh Workshop of the Physical and Cultural Weed Control Working Group of the European Weed Research Society and a spray application technology course 3,000.00
DAW00153 Conference sponsorship—Thirteenth Australian Barley Technical Symposium 15,000.00
DAW00154 Conference sponsorship—Fifteenth Australian Research Assembly on Brassicas Conference 6,000.00
FLR00003 Travel award—To attend the Fifth Australian Controlled Traffic Conference 2,500.00
GCA00019 Travel award—To attend the International Federation of Agricultural Producers World Congress of Young Farmers 6,500.00
GRS100 Grains Industry Research Scholarship—(CUR) Wheat quality and product quality requirements for steamed breads and steamed buns made from soft and hard wheat 30,000.00
GRS101 Grains Industry Research Scholarship—(UWA) Metabolomic profiling in plants to understand the role of mitochondria in environmental stress tolerance 30,000.00
GRS102 Grains Industry Research Scholarship—(UWS) Managing competitive rhizobial populations of low effectiveness in New South Wales chickpea cropping soils. 30,000.00
GRS103 Grains Industry Research Scholarship—(UA) The isolation and characterisation of meiosis‑specific proteins in bread wheat 30,000.00
GRS104 Grains Industry Research Scholarship—(UA) An examination of the role of the thioredoxin h family in the stress response of cereals 30,000.00
GRS105 Grains Industry Research Scholarship—(SWI) Investigation of the gene family encoding aquaporins, the protein channels regulating water movement, in wheat 30,000.00
GRS106 Grains Industry Research Scholarship (UMU)—Regulation of nitrogen fixation in Sinorhizobium meliloti on the annual pasture legume medicago 30,000.00
GRS107 Grains Industry Research Scholarship—(UWA) Wheat root architecture response to heterogeneous spatial and temporal supply of potassium 30,000.00
GRS108 Grains Industry Research Scholarship—(ANU) Characterisation of aluminium tolerance genes in crop plants 30,000.00
GRS109 Grains Industry Research Scholarship—(UWA) Physiological and molecular basis of salt tolerance in Lotus glaber, a new perennial pasture legume for salt-affected land 30,000.00
GRS110 Grains Industry Research Scholarship—(UWA and CSP) Molecular and genetic study of plant resistance to aphid 30,000.00
GRS114 Grains Industry Research Scholarship—(UQ) Discovery of genes involved in transmitting the long‑distance RNA silencing signal 30,000.00
GRS115 Grains Industry Research Scholarship—(ULA) Characterisation on the XERO2 system in Araidopsis thaliana 30,000.00
GRS116 Grains Industry Research Scholarship—(UMU) The role of secondary metabolites of the model legume, Medicago truncatula, in plant defence 30,000.00
GRS117 Grains Industry Research Scholarship—(RMIT) Ingredients, fortification and colour characteristics of instant noodles 30,000.00
GRS118 Grains Industry Research Scholarship—(USC) Nanotechnology and locked nucleic acid probes for DNA diagnostics and genotyping in grains 30,000.00
GRS119 Grains Industry Research Scholarship—(SWI) Investigations of wheat genes encoding immunophilins involved in regulations of storage protein folding 30,000.00
GRS120 Grains Industry Research Scholarship—(UM) Population genetics of the lucerne flea with applications for biocontrol 30,000.00
GRS121 Grains Industry Research Scholarship—(UM) Sustainable resistance of Brassica napus to Leptosphaeria maculans 16,314.00
GRS123 Grains Industry Research Scholarship—(UQ) Genetic control of long-distance RNA silencing in plants 10,000.00
GRS124 Grains Industry Research Scholarship—(UQ) Novel genes regulating plant defence 8,750.00
GRS125 Grains Industry Research Scholarship—(QUT) Characterisation of the NF-Y family of transcription factors in wheat 10,000.00
GRS126 Grains Industry Research Scholarship—(UWA) Intellectual property rights and the optimal allocation of an agricultural R&D investment portfolio 8,750.00
GRS127 Grains Industry Research Scholarship—(CUR) Adaptations for growing wheat in a drying climate 11,250.00
GRS128 Grains Industry Research Scholarship—(UMU) A bioinformatics approach for identification of pathogenicity factors and fungicide targets in Stagonospora nodorum and closely related necrotrophic fungi 11,250.00
GRS129 Grains Industry Research Scholarship—(UA–ACPFG) Characterisation of transcription factors important in regulating salinity tolerance 10,000.00
GRS130 Grains Industry Research Scholarship—(UM) Integrated and sustainable control of pest mite species 10,000.00
GRS131 Grains Industry Research Scholarship—(US) Novel plasmodesmatal proteins and their role in transport in plants 10,000.00
GRS132 Grains Industry Research Scholarship—(UNS) Amelioration of irrigation salinity for wheat cultivation using cyanobacteria and mycorrhizal fungi 12,500.00
GRS67 Grains Industry Research Scholarship—(UA) QTL determination under association mapping 3,125.00
GRS80 Grains Industry Research Scholarship—(UM) Fortuitous biological control as a sustainable provider of pest control 34,500.00
GRS81 Grains Industry Research Scholarship—(US) Genetic and pathogenic variation in field population of the crown rot fungus (Fusarium pseudograminearum) 20,000.00
GRS82 Grains Industry Research Scholarship—(UMU) Disease resistance to phytophthora in Medicago truncatula 26,250.00
GRS83 Grains Industry Research Scholarship—(ULA) Pollen development in plants 5,000.00
GRS84 Grains Industry Research Scholarship—(CSP–UQ) Isolation and characterisation of transcription factors from wheat involved in drought adaptation 33,750.00
GRS85 Grains Industry Research Scholarship—(UWA) The biology and control of Salsola tragus 27,500.00
GRS86 Grains Industry Research Scholarship—(UWA) Host Plant Resistance in Medicago truncatula (Leguminosae) to Acrythosiphon pisum (Aphididae). 27,500.00
GRS87 Grains Industry Research Scholarship—(RMIT) Enhancing crop utilisation through chloroplast targeted expression of cellulase genes in plants 18,750.00
GRS88 Grains Industry Research Scholarship—(UM) Biosynthesis and role of fungal toxins in blackleg disease of canola 28,750.00
GRS89 Grains Industry Research Scholarship—(RMIT) Molecular interactions during preparation of Asian noodles and manipulation of nutritional and organoleptic characteristics 15,000.00
GRS90 Grains Industry Research Scholarship—(US) Precision agriculture and whole-farm planning for sustainability 30,000.00
GRS91 Grains Industry Research Scholarship—(CSIRO Molecular Science) Lignin from various straws as a renewable source of monomer (and other feedstock chemicals) 23,959.00
GRS94 Grains Industry Research Scholarship—(CSP–UQ) Wheat with enhanced resistance to fusarium diseases 17,500.00
GRS99 Grains Industry Research Scholarship—(UMU) Metabolism and infection in the Stagonospora nodorum–wheat pathosystem 30,000.00
ICA00005 Travel award—To attend the Ninth International Conference on the Ecology and Management of Alien Plant Invasions 2,665.00
IDA00006 Industry Development Award—Beyond the boundaries study tour 1,424.25
IDA00011 Industry Development Award—Exchanging ideas with the successful Victorian cropping group (3,474.25)
IDA00016 Industry Development Award—Finding the balance 7,600.00
IDA00017 Industry Development Award—Victorian no-till study tour 6,000.00
IDA00018 Industry Development Award—Can reduced tillage, stubble retention and rotation improve my farming system? 15,000.00
IDA00019 Industry Development Award—Information exchange tour 9,000.00
IDA00020 Industry Development Award—Lessons from the United States: Exploring the United States–Canada soybean, peanut and alternative fuels industries to identify opportunities for the Australian grain and cane industry 5,000.00
IDA00021 Industry Development Award—Southern Victoria agriculture tour 3,800.00
ILC00001 Conference sponsorship—2006 International Landcare Conference 4,545.45
IST47 In-service Training Award—(DAV) Challenges of advancing conservation agriculture on Kenya's farmlands 5,000.00
NAS00002 Conference sponsorship—Fourteenth Australian Soybean Conference: Success with Soybeans 5,000.00
NUF00008 Nuffield Farming Scholarships 135,000.00
NYS2 Australian Nuffield Farming Scholars Association—Scholarships 25,000.00
OIW00001 Conference sponsorship—Grains West Expo 2007 7,500.00
PAL00013 Travel award—To attend the CICILS International Pulse Industry Confederation Executive meeting and annual convention 3,000.00
PSD25-1 Knowledge management 39,996.36
RCI00004 Conference sponsorship—Fifty-seventh Australian Cereal Chemistry Conference 5,000.00
RWF00008 Capacity audit 25,000.00
SAF00005 Conference sponsorship—South Australian Farmers’ Federation Grains Council Annual General Meeting 2007[ 3,000.00
SAN00014 Conference sponsorship—Ninth Annual South Australian No-till Farmers Association Conference 2007 7,500.00
SF25 Senior Fellowship—(CSA) What prospects for increased on-farm grain productivity in Australia? 20,000.00
SFS00005 Developing Leadership Skills in Young Growers 17,000.00
UA00096 Conference sponsorship—Sixteenth Biennial Australasian Plant Pathology Society Conference 8,000.00
UAH00002 Travel award—To attend the Hart Field Trial site 650.00
UHS108 Undergraduate Honours Scholarship—(UWA) Topdressing of legumes with dry granular inoculum, ALOSCA 6,000.00
UHS109 Undergraduate Honours Scholarship—(UWA) Small chaperone proteins in mitochondria for protection of plant respiration during stress 6,000.00
UHS110 Undergraduate Honours Scholarship—(UWA) Investigation of possible non-target site resistance mechanisms endowing atrazine resistance in wild radish populations 6,000.00
UHS111 Undergraduate Honours Scholarship—(UWA) Examining the cross‑resistance patterns of diflufenican‑resistant wild radish populations 6,000.00
UHS112 Undergraduate Honours Scholarship—(UF) Investigation of flax rust resistance R/Avr protein interactions in vitro 6,000.00
UHS113 Undergraduate Honours Scholarship—(ULA) Identification of secreted proteins, produced by the recalcitrant fungus, Sclerotinia sclerotiorum, that contribute to canola white rot disease 6,000.00
UHS114 Undergraduate Honours Scholarship—(UWA) Low‑input versus high‑input farming systems: their relative performance 6,000.00
UHS115 Undergraduate Honours Scholarship—(UQ) Selection for dormancy in white-grained wheat: Progress towards preharvest sprouting resistance 6,000.00
UHS116 Undergraduate Honours Scholarship—(UA) Fungal gene expression in the Rhynchosporium secalis–barley interaction 6,000.00
UHS98 Undergraduate Honours Scholarship—(UM) Establishment and early growth of Brassica napus and Brassica juncea 6,000.00
UT00011 Building Human Capacity: Linking schools to universities through to primary industries 150,000.00
UWA00107 Travel award—To attend the Twelfth International Rapeseed Congress 2,170.00
UWA00108 Travel award—To attend and present at the Fifty-first Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society 1,600.00
UWA00109 Travel award—To attend the Fifth International Rothamsted Research Resistance Conference 2007 2,500.00
VF00006 Visiting Fellowship Award—(UNS) Dynamics and control of Autonomous Tractor-implement Systems 6,000.00
VF00007 Visiting Fellowship Award—(ACP) Genetic studies of drought tolerance in wheat 12,100.00
VF00008 Visiting Fellowship Award—(DAW) Characterisation of low-phytic acid wheat and barley 17,500.00
VIC00006 Conference sponsorship—GRDC Irrigation Update 2007 3,500.00
WAF00005 Conference sponsorship—WA Farmers Annual Conference 2007 3,000.00
WAN00014 Conference sponsorship—Sixteenth Annual Western Australian No-Tillage Farmers Association Conference 2007 7,500.00
  TOTAL BUILDING RESEARCH CAPACITY 2,081,363.81

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CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS
Project no. project title Expenditure $
BCA00002 Western Region Communicator 2003–06 813.71
BCA00003 Western Region Communicator Services 126,000.00
BER00005 International Research Review 30,300.00
BMP00001 Printing of the Birchip Cropping Group's Managing Herbicide Resistant Ryegrass booklet[ 13,235.00
CAN00002 Warehousing and distribution of GRDC publications, periodicals and promotional material 50,000.00
CCS26 Information products and services performance analysis (7,272.73)
CCS27-1 Design, production and printing of CD ROM material 11,855.00
CCS27-2 Frost booklet 20,000.00
CIC00003 Northern Region Communicator Services 74,965.00
COR00007 Ground Cover newspaper 1,108,049.51
COR00008 Ground Cover supplements 213,996.33
COR00009 Ground Cover Direct Publications Catalogue 2006 16,378.00
COR00010 GM biotechnology booklet 2007 186,920.90
COR00011 Repurposing of research report information for a grower audience 164,000.00
COR00012 Regional fact sheet for growers 173,000.00
DER00009 Component 1—Grower group discussions to evaluate effectiveness of GRDC information products and services 40,650.00
DER00010 Component 2—Qualitative leading grower and opinion leader study to evaluate effectiveness of GRDC information products and services 12,700.00
DER00011 Component 3—Quantitative grower study to evaluate effectiveness of GRDC information products and services 44,200.00
JLC00012 Design and printing of snail grower fact sheet 2,980.00
KDI00016 A Guide to Grain Market Lingo or similar title of publication 55,580.00
MAA00005 The Cob magazine 10,000.00
MAD00001 GRDC rust audit 5,850.00
PAL00012 Pulses in stock feed 13,200.00
PIG00003 Partners in grain 190,000.00
PIG00004 PinG Database 10,000.00
PNS00002 Southern Region Communicator Services 213,050.00
PSD01.1 Corporate communications 70,313.60
PSD21 Communication campaigns and information packaging 9,843.00
PSD22 Farming Ahead articles 62,495.00
RSS00002 Succession planning guide 67,000.00
RSS00003 Insect Ute Guide—Southern Region Version 2 75,000.00
RSS00004 Canola Ute Guide Version 2 51,500.00
SDG00001 Development of the GRDC style guide 18,000.00
WDM00007 Paddock Diary 2006–07, 2007–08 and 2008–09 67,550.00
  TOTAL CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS 3,202,152.32
  TOTAL COMMUNICATION AND CUSTOMER SERVICES 5,283,516.13

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ENHANCED MANAGEMENT
Project no. project title Expenditure $
AAA00005 Increasing informed debate and decision making about gene technology 100,000.00
BAE00013 Expert advice for the economic and strategic development of the Australian grains industry 540,000.00
GRD199 Single Vision Grains Australia Interim Board 920,593.20
GRD43-1 Funding support for Feed Grain Stock Survey 22,727.73
  TOTAL ENHANCED MANAGEMENT 1,583,320.93
  TOTAL VALIDATION AND INTEGRATION 103,024,321.89

ACFPG = Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics, ACIAR = Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, ANU = Australian National University, AWCMMP = Australian Winter Cereals Molecular Marker Program, CRC = cooperative research centre, CSA = CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems, CSIRO = Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, CSP = CSIRO Plant Industry, CUR = Curtin University of Technology, CIMMYT = International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre, DAFWA = Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia, GM = genetically modified, ICARDA = International Centre for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas, MPBCRC = Molecular Plant Breeding Cooperative Research Centre, NIR = near-infrared spectroscopy, QUT = Queensland University of Technology, RD&E = research, development and extension, RMIT = Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, SWI = Swinburne University of Technology, QTL = quantitative trait loci, UA = University of Adelaide, UF = Flinders University, TAFE = College of Technical and Further Education, ULA = La Trobe University, UM = University of Melbourne, UMU = Murdoch University, UQ = University of Queensland, US = University of Sydney, UWA = University of Western Australia, UWS = University of Western Sydney

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