Durum Breeding Australia (DBA) has announced that Australian Grain Technologies Pty Ltd (AGT) has been awarded the licence to take the durum breeding program forward.
Spring radiation frost is estimated to cost Australian grain growers $360 million in direct and indirect losses every year. In a paper published in Frontiers in Plant Science,researchers at the University of Adelaide and the University of Wollongong have ranked the susceptibility to frost damage in wheat and barley germplasm (seed and tissues) under frost prone landscapes across Australia.
University of Adelaide experts are part of a new research centre that will train the next generation of scientists to develop more resilient crops.
The University of Adelaide, as part of an extensive collaboration with industry and the South Australian Government, will lead a new drought resilience hub in South Australia. Announced today, the hub will undertake research, development, extension, adoption and commercialisation activities to improve drought resilience and preparedness on SA farms.
The University of Adelaide has been awarded more than $3.6 million in industry-linked grants by the Australian Research Council (ARC) for important research that will attract a further $1.8 million in support from industry. The research will have a positive impact on diverse areas such as defence, food production and protecting the environment.
An international group of leading fertiliser and soils experts have published a major review of the status of the toxic heavy metal cadmium in agricultural systems around the world.
An international team of researchers including the University of Adelaide, has found plant hormones known as strigolactones suppress the transportation of auxin, the main plant hormone involved in vein formation, so that vein formation occurs slower and with greater focus.
The FieldExplorer, a new ground-based field phenotyping platform, has arrived at The Plant Accelerator, the Australian Plant Phenomics Facility’s () node at the University of Adelaide’s Waite campus, bringing new capability to accurately measure the performance of plants in different environments non-destructively and over time.
A new University of Adelaide ThincLab Innovation Hub/Business Incubator is being established at Loxton in the Riverland in a partnership with the State Government to drive AgTech and food innovation and assist regional entrepreneurs.
Research institutes across South Australia are combining their expertise and resources to establish a state-of-the-art centre for genomics in SA. The South Australian Genomics Centre will open its doors on 1 July 2020 thanks to an investment of more than $7 million, including $2 million from Bioplatforms Australia through the Australian Government’s National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy.