Svalbard Global Seed Vault commences 100-year seed viability experiment

A 100-year experiment at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway will provide information about seed viability and how often seeds need to be regenerated…Read More

Grain Central, August 7, 2020

New crop research centre to support northern farming systems

Farmer, industry and research organisations have combined forces to form The Northern Australian Crop Research Centre of Excellence to meet the needs of the growing northern Australian cropping sector…Read More

Grain Central, August 6, 2020

European and American maize: Same same, but different

German researchers have succeeded in decoding the European maize genome, finding significant differences in the genetic content and genome structure of North American lines…Read More

Grain Central, July 31, 2020

New phenotyping platform improves crop data collection

A new ground-based field phenotyping platform has arrived at The Plant Accelerator in Adelaide, bringing new capability to measure the performance of plants in different environments…Read More

Grain Central, July 29, 2020

Scientists unravel the mystery of wheat herbicide tolerance

Researchers have taken advantage of wheat’s flexible genetic workings to discover the chromosome region related to herbicide tolerance, paving the way for future breeding efforts and more…Read More

Grain Central, July 24, 2020

New study into photosynthesis could lead to bumper crops

Research into plant photosynthesis led by scientists at The Australian National University could lead to major improvements in crop production…Read More

Grain Central, July 23, 2020

Enzyme discovery set to progress herbicide development

Advanced herbicides and treatments for infection may result from the unravelling of a 50-year-old mystery by University of Queensland researchers…Read More

Grain Central, July 14, 2020

Nuffield applications open for 2021

Applications for the 2021 Nuffield Scholarship program open from today, providing the opportunity for agriculturalists to research important rural concepts, techniques and systems…Read More

Grain Central, June 29, 2020

Weed seed research to boost grain production

Researchers are examining the biology of 10 emerging weed species in the WA grainbelt that threaten crop productivity and profitability to improve integrated weed management strategies…Read More

Grain Central, June 26, 2020

Plant gene discovery could boost phosphorus intake

Researchers have discovered an important gene in plants that could help agricultural crops collaborate better with underground fungi, providing them with wider root networks and helping them absorb phosphorus…Read More

Grain Central, June 25, 2020

Manganese deficiency treatments put to test in WA

Trials have put different treatments to the test to help determine how to address manganese (Mn) deficiency in lupin crops – an issue that has made an unwelcome return to parts of Western Australia in recent years…Read More

Grain Central, June 23, 2020

Scientists identify wheat varieties with improved heat-resistance

Researchers in Mexico have analysed 54 different varieties of wheat, identifying 10 genotypes that tolerate stress caused by heat better than others…Read More

Grain Central, June 18, 2020

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