Plant Breeding, 17 Mar 2023
The Agricultural Biotechnology Council of Australia is an industry initiative established to increase public awareness of, and encourage informed debate and decision-making about, gene technology.
Plant Breeding, 16 Dec 2022
New research will make it faster and easier for plant breeders to continue developing Australian faba bean varieties with desirable traits. During a six-month project supported by GRDC, a team of researchers from Agriculture Victoria developed a faster, simplified method of analysing batches of faba germplasm using high-throughput mass spectroscopy.
Plant Breeding, 23 Nov 2022
Advancements in the development of chickpea varieties that are better adapted to Western Australia’s unique conditions have been identified during a recent visit to the state by Australia’s leading chickpea breeding researchers.
Plant Breeding, 15 Nov 2022
A hot finish on a bumper crop can have devastating effects for grain growers across Australia, with heat stress estimated to cost the grains industry $37 million annually in wheat alone.
Plant Breeding, 31 Oct 2022
Australian researchers have discovered a gene in the fungal pathogen causing ascochyta blight that triggers disease resistance in lentils, helping researchers to advise growers on lentil varieties with strong genetic resistance.
Plant Breeding, 29 Oct 2022
Advanced imaging technology that uses X-rays is helping researchers and breeders to better target seed size and spike morphology to improve yield and yield resilience
Plant Breeding, 05 Oct 2022
Results from a two-year project to help lupin growers in Western Australia maximise establishment, yields and grain quality and reduce incidence of split seed have been released.
Biosecurity, 25 Aug 2022
Landholders now have a new biocontrol tool to help fight one of Australia's most challenging agricultural weeds, flaxleaf fleabane.
Plant Breeding, 20 Jul 2022
Long-term, collaborative research has yielded new plant breeding tools for the development of salt-tolerant chickpea varieties that could push the crop’s expansion into salinity-affected areas.
Plant Breeding, 24 Feb 2022
One well-travelled wild peanut has had a profound influence on food security and pest and disease resistance around the world, showing what can be achieved when genetics are shared