Ground Cover Supplement : GC Supplement - Oilseed breeding
GROUND COVER OILSEED BREEDING 4 INDUSTRY POSITIONING THE AUSTRALIAN SOYBEAN industry is a relatively small and complex, but valuable industry. Soybeans play an important role in many farming systems across Australia and are increasingly providing a higher-value crop option for growers. Soy Australia was established in 2008 with the support of the Australian Oilseeds Federation to capitalise and further advance the development and growth of this industry sector. It is a joint venture between three regional soybean organisations -- the Northern Australian Soybean Industry Association, the North Coast Oilseed Growers Association and the Riverina Soybean Growers Association. Soy Australia aims to become the national voice SOY AUSTRALIA AIMS TO BE THE NATIONAL VOICE OF THE AUSTRALIAN SOYBEAN INDUSTRY. a growing market segment for this type of canola (higher in oleic (monounsaturated) acid), breeders have responded accordingly and growers have subsequently planted this type of canola with confidence of improved return. As a result, 2009 saw the highest level of planting for high-oleic canola on record. The CQOG is in its infancy and much of the current effort is directed towards establishing a baseline of core canola characteristics that are currently, or likely to become, key requirements for end users. This investigation goes beyond the traditional measures for all sectors of the Australian soybean industry. To grow successfully the industry will require a reliable source of soybeans and an intimate understanding of the market and its required product portfolio. It also requires the development of a close relationship between all sectors of the supply chain. A key activity of Soy Australia is to work in partnership with the members of the Australian Soybean Breeding Program (ASBP) (see page 18) and its commercial partners to develop new varieties that will benefit all sectors of the soybean supply chain. of oil and protein levels, but extends to establish the requirements of some of the lesser-measured characteristics and attributes. These include seed weight and size, fatty acid profile, and levels of components such as fibre, glucosinolate and sinapine. Some or all of these attributes are important for differing end-user requirements: for human consumption and industrial applications, oil for biofuel uses and meal for stockfeed. The raw material for this baseline research is sourced from the National Variety Trials (NVT) A coordinated voice for soy Variety development and delivery is important for the future of the Australian soybean industry Figure 2 Cultivar variation in glucosinolate content in oil-free canola meal and the degree of variation within a cultivar as indicated by the black standard deviation lines Cultivar Glucosinolate (μ moles/gram) in oil-free meal at 10% moisture 567891011121314151617181920212223 123456789 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 THE AUSTRALIAN OILSEEDS FEDERATION (AOF) The AOF is the peak oilseed industry body representing all segments of the industry. Its functions are: n lobbying/government representation on industry issues -- market access/export development; n industry training/education and consumer education; n standards and protocols for the trading and handling of oilseeds and oilseed products; n setting and managing the strategic plan and industry goals; n increasing industry awareness of innovations and potential opportunities; n providing information and communications to/among key interest groups; n promoting Australian-grown and Australian-made oilseeds and oilseed products; n undertaking oilseed-related R&D with government, industry and R&D bodies; and n promoting environmentally responsible practices within the oilseed industry.
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