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Popular GRDC ‘Summer Sesh’ series back in 2024

08 Dec 2023

The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is hosting 'Summer Sesh' forums in Busselton, Bremer Bay, and Dunsborough on January 9, 16, and 23, aimed at Western Australian growers. These interactive sessions, part of the...


Holistic strategy to enhance chickpea blight resistance

08 Dec 2023

Ascochyta blight is the number one disease threat to chickpea production in Australia. GRDC is taking a holistic approach with...


Chickpea blight – resistance phenotyping

07 Dec 2023

Simulating conditions for Ascochyta blight disease screening of chickpeas has proved challenging. With GRDC investment it has now been achieved both cost-effectively and with high...


Wild relatives recruited to improve chickpea chilling tolerance

05 Dec 2023

6 Expansion of chickpea production in Australia requires improved chilling tolerance for the species. To this end a GRDC investment has investigated wild relatives of the...


Adapted rhizobia to boost chickpea performance

04 Dec 2023

Chickpea can obtain a significant amount of nitrogen through a symbiotic relationship with rhizobia, but for maximum effect the rhizobia need to be adapted to the environment. With GRDC investment a team at Murdoch University’s Legume Rhizobium Sciences is surveying the efficacy of newly evolved rhizobia species across Australian cropping systems as potential as inoculum strains.


Expanding the climatic adaptation of chickpeas expanded

30 Nov 2023

Phenology is a key trait conferring adaptation of a plant species to an environment. However, for Australian chickpeas the extent...


Multi-species DNA chip to boost chickpea improvement

29 Nov 2023

Connecting pre-breeding pulse research to breeding has proved challenging. With GRDC investment, Agriculture Victoria Research has developed a high-throughput and...

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