Durum wheat quality in high-input irrigation systems in south-eastern Australia

Sissons, Mike and Ovenden, Ben and Adorada, Dante and Milgate, Andrew (2014) Durum wheat quality in high-input irrigation systems in south-eastern Australia. Crop and Pasture Science, 65 (5). pp. 411-422. ISSN 1836-0947


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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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
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Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2017 06:26
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2017 23:36
Uncontrolled Keywords: durum wheat; durum wheat yield; grain quality; irrigation; milling quality; pasta quality; screenings; semolina quality; x environment interaction grain-yield mediterranean conditions nitrogen-fertilization water availability triticum-durum drought stress dry-matter cultivars genotype
Fields of Research : 07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0703 Crop and Pasture Production > 070308 Crop and Pasture Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds)
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 82 Plant Production and Plant Primary Products > 8205 Winter Grains and Oilseeds > 820507 Wheat
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1071/Cp13431
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/30040

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