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  • Barley breeding lines gain crown rot resistance
    Plant Breeding, 01 Jul 2021
    Barley breeding lines gain crown rot resistance

    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

  • Reduced lodging risks in high-yielding wheats on the horizon
    Plant Breeding, 02 Jun 2021
    Reduced lodging risks in high-yielding wheats on the horizon

    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
    Plant Breeding, 09 May 2021
    Genetic secrets of leading wheat varieties revealed

    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
    Plant Breeding, 02 Apr 2021
    Drought-tolerant wheat genetics imminent

    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
    Plant Breeding, 26 Feb 2021
    SNB resistance a case study in genetic fluidity

    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
    Plant Breeding, 22 Feb 2021
    Sensing advances to lift crop trials to a new level

    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
    Plant Breeding, 27 Jan 2021
    Bridge to wild relatives may break barley’s yield ceiling

    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
    Plant Breeding, 07 Jan 2021
    Lab-to-paddock technology raises wheat breeding bar

    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
    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.

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