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  • 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.

  • 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.

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