University of Southern Queensland’s executive, Professor Steven Raine, is being remembered by colleagues and affiliates as a driving force in agriculture, with particular impact in grains and cotton.
New research by the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (DPI) aims to identify chickpea lines which will tolerate cool temperatures, potentially adding up to $81 million in value each year to the northern grains region.
AGIC 2018: A new, five-year Research, Development and Extension (RD and E) Plan launched by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) at the Australian Grains Industry Conference (AGIC) in Melbourne this week is focused squarely on grower profitability.
Australian researchers have a new weapon in the fight against fungicide resistance in grain crops, with confirmation that a specially adapted approach to detection, involving cancer technology, is effective for this purpose.
CRISPR gene editing technology is revolutionising medicine and biology, including agriculture, but a new study has called into question the precision of the technique.
The Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) has today granted a licence to the CSIRO to conduct a field trial on bread wheat and durum wheat plants that have been genetically modified (GM) to improve their resistance to rust diseases.
Agriculture Victoria’s cereal pathology team at the Grains Innovation Park at Horsham is testing 55,000 wheat, barley, oat and triticale varieties to determine their susceptibility or resistance to 10 different foliar diseases.
Grain growers could stand to benefit from promising Western Australian research into a cost-effective seed coating technology with potential to boost cereal crop germination rates in water repellent soils.
A robot developed by the University of Illinois in the United States to help speed up the work of plant breeders can measure plant traits and count plants autonomously.
The Birchip Cropping Group (BCG) in northern Victoria will celebrate the official opening of a new laboratory facility in Birchip on Wednesday 4 July.