New research by the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) will focus on the fungal disease Verticillium wilt to help the Australian cotton industry manage the risk associated with the disease.
Hoverflies are under the microscope by researchers at Adelaide’s Flinders University who are hoping to better understand their behaviour and role in agriculture, including for pollination and the biological control of insect pests.
An international team of researchers has uncovered an important link to a disease which, left unchecked, could prove devastating to wheat.
A three-year research initiative has analysed samples of yellow spot – arguably Australia’s most economically damaging wheat disease – generating valuable knowledge that will help breeders develop varieties with improved disease resistance.
Scientists have used the surprisingly close relationship between plants and malarial parasites to turn a molecule developed for possible malaria treatment into a new herbicide.
A recent discovery by Stanford University scientists could lead to a new, more sustainable way to make ethanol without corn or other crops.
Scientists from the United Kingdom and Africa are seeking to develop chickpeas that can flourish in dry climates, to help some of the world’s poorest farmers reliably grow the staple crop.
Australian farmers are a step closer to growing perennial wheat to produce dual purpose grazing and grain crops as a direct result of collaboration between NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) and United States researchers.
Wheat growers in Western Australia whose crops have experienced delayed emergence due to low rainfall, have been advised to carefully match inputs to yield potential as the season unfolds.
The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) has undergone a significant “realignment and refocus” of its structure and operations aimed at better positioning and resourcing its investment in RD&E.