[ASC-media] STUDY SCHOLARSHIPS/BINNU ANSWER TO UDON RIVALS :GRDC Grain Flashes

Brendon Cant brendon at iinet.net.au
Wed Oct 4 06:13:06 CEST 2006


STUDY SCHOLARSHIPS - Students planning to undertake vocational study in 2007
with the intention of working in the Australian grains industry are
encouraged to apply for the GRDC's one year Agricultural Training Award
(ATA) scholarships.
 
Each scholarship is valued at $3000. Applications for full time study, at a
recognised vocational education and training provider institution, close on
Friday, October 27, 2006.
 
GRDC Managing Director Peter Reading said potential applicants needed to
address the selection criteria including a strong record of achievement at
school, work or in the community.
 
"Understanding of the knowledge and skills required for a successful career
in the Industry is also a necessary pre-requisite," Mr Reading said.
 
"We are keen to support young people wanting to enter Australia's vibrant
$9.9 billion grains industry."
 
ATA application forms can be accessed at HYPERLINK
"http://www.grdc.com.au/researchers/forms.htm"http://www.grdc.com.au/researc
hers/forms.htm

 


Contact: Sonia Yanni, Tel 02 6272 5525

  
BINNU ANSWER TO UDON RIVALS - New Udon wheat variety Binnu released by
Agriculture Minister Kim Chance recently will help WA growers maintain and
possibly increase their share of the Japanese market in the face of
increasing competition from Canada and the US.
 
Binnu, developed by the Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) with GRDC
investment, brings production advantages and better resistance to stripe
rust than existing noodle wheats Calingiri and Arrino.
 
GRDC Western Panel wheat and barley breeding program member Ben Curtis said
Binnu was superior to Calingiri in leaf rust resistance and also resistant
to most strains of stem rust, requiring less fungicide than existing
rust-susceptible noodle varieties.
 
"Binnu's greater defence against crop failure, due to rusts and improved
noodle quality, will contribute to the long term viability of Udon noodle
wheat production in WA," he said.

Contact: Ben Curtis, Tel 08 9083 1105

Authorised by GRDC and issued on its behalf by Brendon Cant & Associates,
Tel 08  9384 1122 






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