Research

UK scientists discover way to stack desirable wheat genes together

Scientists in the United Kingdom have discovered a way to overcome the negative effects of unwanted gene characteristics by developing the first wheat gene to rapidly convert defective traits into new…Read More

Earlham Institute, April 18, 2019

University of Melbourne gains licence for GM wheat iron trials

University of Melbourne research, which aims to develop grain with increased iron levels, has been given a boost with the granting of an Australian Government licence to conduct field trials using genetically modified wheat. ..Read More

Grain Central, April 17, 2019

Maize yield influenced by unexpected gene ‘moonlighting’

Researchers in the United States have identified a relationship between crop yield in the maize plant and specific genetic activity associated with one of the plant’s metabolic pathways which could open for breeding more resilient, higher-yield maize plants…Read More

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, April 15, 2019

Scientists decode the durum wheat genome

An international consortium has sequenced the entire genome of durum wheat, paving the way for the production of durum wheat varieties better adapted to climate challenges, with higher yields, enhanced nutritional quality, and improved sustainability…Read More

University of Saskatchewan, April 9, 2019

WA growers hold fire on winter crop sowing

Western Australian growers are holding back from dry sowing winter crop, baulked by depleted soil moisture levels and a climate outlook indicating muted prospects for substantial rain in the near future.  ..Read More

Neil Lyon, April 15, 2019

Chickpeas to Bangladesh mark end to season’s bulk sales

A cargo of chickpeas, loading at Gladstone this week and bound for Bangladesh, will close Australia’s bulk export program for the current marketing year…Read More

Liz Wells, April 15, 2019

Mi goreng/Australian wheat: a perfect match

Due to its stability and magnitude, Indonesia’s noodle market, especially its instant noodle market, will remain a major source of Indonesia’s demand for Australian wheat…Read More

Grain Central, April 4, 2019

ACCC prompts rejig of contract terms for stevedoring trio

Road and rail operators stand to benefit from changes to contract terms with DP World Australia, Hutchison Ports Australia and Victoria International Container Terminal following the voicing of concerns by Australia’s consumer watchdog about their fairness…Read More

Grain Central, April 3, 2019

GrowerCo calls for perspective on politics behind case for Newcastle

On the eve of the NSW election, GrowerCo director and farmer Charles Brett says politicians should ensure the Port of Newcastle can compete on a level playing field when it comes to being an export point for grain grown in northwest NSW…Read More

Charles Brett, GrowerCo, March 22, 2019

Speakers announced for GTA’s first logistics conference

Grain Trade Australia is hosting Australia’s first grain logistics conference next month, which will give an insight into the changing supply chain for bulk and containerised grain…Read More

Liz Wells, March 20, 2019

Australia ships 459,973t canola in January

The European Union received the major share of Australian canola exported in January as strong shipments are set to continue, the majority shipping from Western Australia’s southern ports…Read More

Grain Central, March 19, 2019

Sustained effort required to service emerging wheat users in South-East Asia

Australian farmers and marketers have choices to make about capturing expanding opportunities in South-East Asia, according to Singapore-based Rabobank senior grains and oilseeds analyst Oscar Tjakra…Read More

Henry Wells, March 15, 2019

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