Pilot to Paddock looks to value-add manure in farming systems

A national research project is looking for ways to use manure produced on farm to improve productivity and profitability for Australia’s dairy, pork, chicken and cropping industries..Read More

Grain Central, March 1, 2021

Ancient DNA continues to rewrite corn’s 9000-year history

Three 2000-year-old corn cobs found in a rock shelter in Honduras show that people brought corn varieties back to Mesoamerica, possibly sparking productivity and shaping civilization…Read More

Grain Central, March 1, 2021

Wagga Wagga research update draws record crowd + PICS

More than 500 people logged into the GRDC 2021 Grains Research Update in Wagga Wagga, joining another 150 in the live audience for the annual event…Read More

Grain Central, February 25, 2021

Time-lapse reveals the hidden dance of plant roots

By using time-lapse footage, researchers have gained new insights into how and why plant root tips twirl as they grow…Read More

Grain Central, February 22, 2021

Mutant roots reveal how we can grow crops in damaged soils

Scientists have discovered a signal that causes roots to stop growing in hard soils which can be ‘switched off’ to allow them to punch through compacted soil…Read More

Grain Central, January 25, 2021

Spring-sown barley could become valuable rotation addition in Tasmania

Barley sown in spring rather than the traditional time in autumn could have potential to fill a productivity niche in the cool-summer, high-yielding farming regions of Tasmania…Read More

Neil Lyon, January 18, 2021

Researchers find key to triple wheat disease threats

The path has been cleared to the development of new, improved wheat varieties with triple resistance to some of the most significant fungal diseases, as a result of research being undertaken in WA…Read More

Grain Central, December 10, 2020

Australia hosts surprising trove of wild sorghum diversity – but it’s disappearing fast

Researchers have found the world’s highest concentrations of wild relatives of sorghum in Australia, despite it having been domesticated in Africa…Read More

Grain Central, December 3, 2020

Landmark genome sequencing study to improve wheat, barley production

An international team of scientists, including researchers from Australia, have sequenced and analysed the genomes of 15 wheat varieties, bringing scientists closer to unlocking the entire gene set of wheat and barley. ..Read More

Grain Central, November 26, 2020

Investment a potential game changer for crown rot

An innovative investment which will improve the efficiency and reduce the cost of identifying and tracking the genetic traits for crown rot tolerance and resistance…Read More

Grain Central, November 23, 2020

Heat tolerant wheats to take on hotter future

Plant breeders are working to develop wheats with greater tolerance to heat to mitigate against the threat of heat stress severely undermining the yield potential of wheat crops…Read More

Neil Lyon, November 18, 2020

Wheat researchers progress quest for better adapted cultivars

Australian wheat researchers are continuing to break new ground in the quest to develop cultivars with superior establishment potential in a warmer and drier climate…Read More

Grain Central, October 30, 2020

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