Redrawing the global map of crop distribution on existing farmland could help meet growing demand for food and biofuels in coming decades, while significantly reducing water stress in agricultural areas, according to a new study.
A high-tech grains project is getting closer to developing more efficient and effective mechanisms to measure gravel soil properties, which will assist growers to optimise fertiliser and lime inputs and boost crop potential.
A $422,890 multi-purpose, field-based laboratory will be built at the Lachlan Irrigation Research Station at Condobolin in central west New South Wales.
New genome editing tools allow scientists to make specific genetic improvements in all organisms, including crop plants, but the technology is under challenge by activists in Europe.
The discovery of genes that determine the yield of flour from wheat could increase milling yield, boosting food security and producing a healthier flour.
Ancient hunter-gatherers began to systemically affect the evolution of crops up to thirty thousand years ago – around 10 millennia before experts previously thought – according to new research by the University of Warwick.
Researchers are invited to apply for GRDC fellowship and grains research scholarship positions.
Kansas University researchers conducting field work on wheat genetics have found the most promising technology is the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones to scout agricultural fields for important data.
An Australian study of peptide hormones critical for plant development could result in enhanced agricultural yields, benefits to tissue culture, and improved knowledge of peptide hormones in humans.
A world-class cropping research station is set to be established on Queensland’s Darling Downs with the announcement today of an $11 million investment into a new grains research facility on a farm on the Condamine River at Yandilla south-west of Toowoomba.