Plant Breeding, 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
Plant Breeding, 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
Plant Breeding, 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
Plant Breeding, 05 Oct 2020
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.
Plant Breeding, 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
Plant Breeding, 26 Sep 2020
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.
Plant Breeding, 25 Sep 2020
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.
Plant Breeding, 20 Aug 2020
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 Breeding, 17 Aug 2020
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.
Plant Breeding, 24 Jul 2020
A new, more strategic form of the standard crop rotation has been identified as potentially providing vastly more resilient control over fungal diseases