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  • Gene-edited crops for carbon capture
    Plant Breeding, 17 Mar 2023
    Gene-edited crops for carbon capture

    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.

  • High-speed testing to boost faba bean variety development
    Plant Breeding, 16 Dec 2022
    High-speed testing to boost faba bean variety development

    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.

  • Visit highlights progress for chickpea expansion in the West
    Plant Breeding, 23 Nov 2022
    Visit highlights progress for chickpea expansion in the West

    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.

  •  GRDC backed breeding program set to dial up the heat tolerance of wheat
    Plant Breeding, 15 Nov 2022
    GRDC backed breeding program set to dial up the heat tolerance of wheat

    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.

  • Ascochyta blight discovery to improve variety choices for lentil growers
    Plant Breeding, 31 Oct 2022
    Ascochyta blight discovery to improve variety choices for lentil growers

    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.

  • Fresh focus on seeds and spikes
    Plant Breeding, 29 Oct 2022
    Fresh focus on seeds and spikes

    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

  • Lupin establishment project sows seeds for success
    Plant Breeding, 05 Oct 2022
    Lupin establishment project sows seeds for success

    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.

  • New fungus to help landholders fight fast spreading weed
    Biosecurity, 25 Aug 2022
    New fungus to help landholders fight fast spreading weed

    Landholders now have a new biocontrol tool to help fight one of Australia's most challenging agricultural weeds, flaxleaf fleabane.

  • Voyage of discovery: destination salinity-tolerant chickpeas
    Plant Breeding, 20 Jul 2022
    Voyage of discovery: destination salinity-tolerant chickpeas

    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.

  • Wild peanut’s legacy reaches across the world
    Plant Breeding, 24 Feb 2022
    Wild peanut’s legacy reaches across the world

    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

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