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16 June 2014 Durum wheat quality in high-input irrigation systems in south-eastern Australia
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To extend the production base of durum wheat in Australia, field trials were conducted on seven registered durum varieties across four seasons and six sites in locations where irrigation was supplied during crop growth. The purpose was to determine if the quality of the grain produced met the requirements for good milling and pasta-making quality and to understand the genotype, environment and their interaction in affecting yield and technological quality of the grain and derived pasta. High grain yields and grain protein were obtained, producing large grain weights, low screenings and low percentage of hard vitreous kernels. Yellow colour of semolina and pasta was reduced marginally but dough and other pasta technological characteristics were similar to typical dryland durum production, with some exceptions. Varieties were identified with potential for production under irrigation.

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Mike Sissons, Ben Ovenden, Dante Adorada, and Andrew Milgate "Durum wheat quality in high-input irrigation systems in south-eastern Australia," Crop and Pasture Science 65(5), 411-422, (16 June 2014).
Received: 9 December 2013; Accepted: 1 May 2014; Published: 16 June 2014

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