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Author: Gio Braidotti

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  • Root disease a growing concern for pulse crops
    Root disease a growing concern for pulse crops
    Author: Dr Gio Braidotti, 18 Sep 2021

    A national survey has, for the first time, profiled pathogens of pulse roots, documenting an emerging risk to crop productivity

  • More durable leaf rust resistance in the works for barley
    More durable leaf rust resistance in the works for barley
    Author: Dr Gio Braidotti, 11 Sep 2021

    A cache of genes that provide durable resistance to barley leaf rust are being identified, with DNA markers allowing for their accelerated deployment in breeding programs

  • Machine learning powers-up heat tolerance gains
    Machine learning powers-up heat tolerance gains
    Author: Dr Gio Braidotti, 03 Sep 2021

    More powerful techniques are being deployed in a pre-breeding project to engineer a second wave of genetic gain in the heat tolerance of wheat varieties

  • Can machine learning solve complex grain production challenges?
    Can machine learning solve complex grain production challenges?
    Author: Dr Gio Braidotti, 19 Aug 2021

    GRDC’s investment in exploring potential applications for machine learning technology to help solve complex plant breeding and production challenges has produced some early successes

  • Grower driven to search for new wheat genetics
    Grower driven to search for new wheat genetics
    Author: Dr Gio Braidotti, 27 Jul 2021

    Dealing with persistent changes in rainfall pattern, farming near Southern Cross in Western Australia, Callum Wesley has taken the challenge on himself to seek out new wheat genetics that may become a more regular risk management tool for wheat production in his cropping environment.

  • Barley breeding lines gain crown rot resistance
    Barley breeding lines gain crown rot resistance
    Author: Dr Gio Braidotti, 01 Jul 2021

    Three different sources of resistance to crown rot have been combined in barley elite lines destined for each grain growing region, with a fourth in the works and more resistance gene discovery work underway

  • Wild wheat relative leads to crown rot gene discovery
    Wild wheat relative leads to crown rot gene discovery
    Author: Dr Gio Braidotti, 28 Jun 2021

    Wheat lines containing a crown rot resistance gene have arrived in Australian quarantine, with pre-breeders standing by to test the resistance and combine it with four other sources previously identified in Australia

  • Reduced lodging risks in high-yielding wheats on the horizon
    Reduced lodging risks in high-yielding wheats on the horizon
    Author: Dr Gio Braidotti, 02 Jun 2021

    A root trait has been identified that can help northern wheat varieties reduce lodging risks by providing improved soil anchorage

  • Genetic secrets of leading wheat varieties revealed
    Genetic secrets of leading wheat varieties revealed
    Author: Dr Gio Braidotti, 09 May 2021

    With genetic diversity the grist of genetic gain in crop performance, an international consortium has provided breeders with the ultimate framework for improving wheat cultivars

  • Drought-tolerant wheat genetics imminent
    Drought-tolerant wheat genetics imminent
    Author: Dr Gio Braidotti, 02 Apr 2021

    Novel genetics have been identified that help wheat maintain grain number and grain size under terminal drought conditions

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