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Project uses nuclear techniques to improve wheat crops

A Murdoch University researcher is leading a study using unique nuclear capabilities to gain ground-breaking information about how wheat crops take in administered micronutrients…Read More

Grain Central, January 27, 2023

CSIRO in global project to lift crop productivity

CSIRO is part of a global group of scientists which has received a grant from Gates Ag One to improve crop productivity and food security…Read More

Grain Central, January 16, 2023

National project aims to standardise soil data

CSIRO has announced the ANSIS project to improve sharing of nationally consistent soil data and information through online access for users…Read More

Grain Central, December 5, 2022

Biofertilisers’ future gets leg-up with granulator

A UniSQ-led project has culminated in the commissioning of an Australian-first granulator used to manufacture biofertilisers…Read More

Grain Central, December 2, 2022

Former ministers call for more investment in ag aid

Ahead of twin reports being released by the Crawford Fund, John Anderson and Joel Fitzgibbon are calling for an increased proportion of Australia’s aid spend to go into agricultural research…Read More

Grain Central, November 29, 2022

Project to combat snails in grain crops

A $4.6M national research project is set to provide Australian growers with new tools and management techniques to combat snails in crops…Read More

Grain Central, November 28, 2022

Farmers needed for national soil-testing program

The Soil Monitor Incentives Program is offering growers $275 per site to recoup costs for sampling and analysis being sought for a national soils database. ..Read More

Grain Central, November 8, 2022

Ascochyta gene discovery a boon for lentils

Australian research has identified two pathogens linked to ascochyta blight in lentils, and the findings are expected to boost growers’ ability to select varieties with improved resistance…Read More

Grain Central, October 31, 2022

New herbicide solution inspired by cholesterol medicine

Statins have been used by a Curtin University team to identify a target site in plants which has potential to aid the development of a new group of herbicides…Read More

Grain Central, October 5, 2022

Glyphosate present in 8pc of urine samples: UQ

An Australian-first study by UQ researchers has found 8pc of urine samples drawn from the general public contained low levels of glyphosate…Read More

Grain Central, September 30, 2022

GRDC adds $20M to Australia’s research capacity

Applications open on Friday for GRDC grants to help fund infrastructure projects in the area of research. ..Read More

Grain Central, September 27, 2022

Interdisciplinary approach needed for cotton

An interdisciplinary approach to cotton agronomy and production will be needed to overcome future challenges including climate change, according to CSD’s Mike Bange…Read More

Emma Alsop, September 26, 2022

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