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  • New wheat class set to deliver greater choice and value
    Cereals, 23 Dec 2021
    New wheat class set to deliver greater choice and value

    Wheat Quality Australia (WQA) has introduced a new milling wheat class – Australian White Wheat (AWW), which is suitable for the instant noodle and general-purpose flour markets. AWW maintains the core quality characteristics of Australian hard wheat and is set to deliver greater choice and value for breeders, growers and the trade.

  • Wheat adaptation puzzle solutions
    Cereals, 19 Dec 2021
    Wheat adaptation puzzle solutions

    Puzzle solving is an important skill for scientists and David Cann has honed this skill further under the direction of a team of scientists on a GRDC capacity-building project. Mr Cann is focusing on winter wheat adaptation for changing climatic conditions.

  • Capacity building to support ‘next-gen’ wheat
    Cereals, 16 Dec 2021
    Capacity building to support ‘next-gen’ wheat

    Cropping in changing climatic situations requires new tools and 100-day wheats may provide this opportunity. Tim Green is undertaking a GRDC capacity-building project conducting preliminary investigation into identifying traits essential for improving the performance and reliability of a wheat variety like this, a next-gen wheat.

  • Genetic solution to barley heat stress
    Cereals, 09 Dec 2021
    Genetic solution to barley heat stress

    GRDC is building scientific capacity to address priority issues such as heat tolerance of cereals. Dr Camilla Hill from Murdoch University brings years of experience to the task of improving barley heat tolerance and providing new genetics and molecular tools for Australian breeders.

  • Multiple skills for challenging environments
    Cereals, 05 Dec 2021
    Multiple skills for challenging environments

    Scientific capacity building is being facilitated as part of a major GRDC–NSW DPI bilateral investment. Mitch Buster is one such candidate undertaking a PhD to further understand the interaction of root architecture with water use and Fusarium crown rot in high-value cereals with the aim of improving productivity.

  • Pandemic delivers a win for local agriculture students
    Cereals, 01 Dec 2021
    Pandemic delivers a win for local agriculture students

    A keen interest in food crops has underpinned Dr Onoriode Coast’s travel and training around the world and led to developing expertise in dissecting wheat’s tolerance of heat to develop tools for Australian breeders to select better yielding lines under heat stress

  • New tools for wheat salt tolerance
    Cereals, 29 Nov 2021
    New tools for wheat salt tolerance

    Innovative research using proteomics is putting salt tolerance under the microscope to provide a boost to breeding wheat with increased salt tolerance

  • Northern research goes to the root of the matter
    Cereals, 28 Nov 2021
    Northern research goes to the root of the matter

    Grain production gains for the northern Australian cropping region are being sought through increased knowledge of root-soil-nutrient interactions.

  • Smart digital solutions for barley drought resistance
    Cereals, 25 Nov 2021
    Smart digital solutions for barley drought resistance

    Technologies are converging at the University of Adelaide where Na (Charlotte) Sai is bringing together machine learning with detailed physiological and genetic analysis to dissect the dynamics of drought tolerance of barley to inform breeding programs. She is undertaking a GRDC-supported capacity-building project to complete a Doctor of Philosophy and gain valuable skills to contribute to the Australian grains industry.

  • Inspirational legacy ups the ante with phenology data
    Cereals, 19 Nov 2021
    Inspirational legacy ups the ante with phenology data

    GRDC has developed a legacy of capacity building during its years of operation, where scientists are successively nurturing the development of the next generation of scientists. Max Bloomfield is just one of many who have benefited and will soon be supporting Australian growers to make more informed cropping decisions underpinned by cutting-edge science.

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