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  • Uptake by breeders of weed-competitive wheat lines
    Plant Breeding, 09 Oct 2020
    Uptake by breeders of weed-competitive wheat lines

    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

  • Search for canola climate genes heats up
    Plant Breeding, 05 Oct 2020
    Search for canola climate genes heats up

    A GRDC research project is underway to identify canola germplasm that possess heat tolerance, including associated traits, with field trials planted in New South Wales and Western Australia in 2020. The international canola gene pool will contribute to the search for germplasm to help Australian growers stay ahead of increased heat stress on crops.

  • Breeding with an eye on genes for paddocks
    Plant Breeding, 02 Oct 2020
    Breeding with an eye on genes for paddocks

    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

  • Taking the footwork out of field work
    Plant Breeding, 26 Sep 2020
    Taking the footwork out of field work

    When monitoring and measuring canola flowering periods, visual assessments and record-keeping need to be carried out every couple of days, which means lots of people walking up and down rows in paddock and glasshouse trials.

  • Gene data to power canola/environment matchmaking
    Plant Breeding, 25 Sep 2020
    Gene data to power canola/environment matchmaking

    GRDC-invested research is matching genetic data with the phenological behaviour of hundreds of varieties of canola to help identify the best variety for the environment.

  • Gene discovery raises waterlogging hope
    Plant Breeding, 20 Aug 2020
    Gene discovery raises waterlogging hope

    Long-term research at the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture could see Australian growers access barley cultivars containing a new gene for waterlogging tolerance in the next three years.

  • Plant gene discovery could boost phosphorus access and uptake
    Plant Breeding, 17 Aug 2020
    Plant gene discovery could boost phosphorus access and uptake

    Environmental benefits and an efficiency boost for agriculture are just two advantages touted by researchers from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark after they discovered an important plant gene that could help plants work better with the fungi at their roots to absorb phosphorus.

  • Disease resistance genes as a renewable resource
    Plant Breeding, 24 Jul 2020
    Disease resistance genes as a renewable resource

    A new, more strategic form of the standard crop rotation has been identified as potentially providing vastly more resilient control over fungal diseases

  • Report finds grains play key role in Australian regional economies
    Plant Breeding, 21 Jul 2020
    Report finds grains play key role in Australian regional economies

    A new report looks at the grains industry's value to regional economies.

  • Genomics come of age
    Plant Breeding, 16 Jul 2020
    Genomics come of age

    New genomic tools allow valuable traits to be extracted from the mungbean gene pool.

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