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Author: Gio Braidotti

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  • 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

  • SNB resistance a case study in genetic fluidity
    SNB resistance a case study in genetic fluidity
    Author: Dr Gio Braidotti, 26 Feb 2021

    Advanced analysis is helping to deploy newly discovered disease resistance genes against Septoria nodorum blotch (SNB) to achieve beneficial levels of protection under paddock conditions

  • Sensing advances to lift crop trials to a new level
    Sensing advances to lift crop trials to a new level
    Author: Gio Braidotti, 22 Feb 2021

    Summary: Australia has joined with the European Union to facilitate the application of remote sensing, imaging and data processing technologies to the benefit of Australia’s grain industries

  • Bridge to wild relatives may break barley’s yield ceiling
    Bridge to wild relatives may break barley’s yield ceiling
    Author: Dr Gio Braidotti, 27 Jan 2021

    A step change in barley’s yield potential in both favourable and drought-affected seasons is being masterminded by South Australian researchers through an ingenious use of genetic diversity sourced from barley’s wild relatives

  • Lab-to-paddock technology raises wheat breeding bar
    Lab-to-paddock technology raises wheat breeding bar
    Author: Gio Braidotti, 07 Jan 2021

    A decade of innovation in analytical technology applied to wheat breeding has helped lift yields and resilience in the face of drought and heat stress

  • Uptake by breeders of weed-competitive wheat lines
    Uptake by breeders of weed-competitive wheat lines
    Author: Gio Braidotti, 09 Oct 2020

    A revamp of wheat’s early growth characteristics has enhanced its ability to outcompete weeds, with the new trait attracting the interest of commercial breeders

  • Breeding with an eye on genes for paddocks
    Breeding with an eye on genes for paddocks
    Author: Gio Braidotti, 02 Oct 2020

    Narrowing the gap between realised and potential yield is the aim of a new breeding method that predicts the best gene combinations needed to handle real-life conditions and variability in the paddock

  • Genetics offer insight into crown rot disease severity
    Genetics offer insight into crown rot disease severity
    Author: Gio Braidotti, 16 Jul 2020

    The genome sequence of the Fusarium crown rot pathogen has provided insights into shifts in disease severity on wheat crops.

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