Future Fellowships grant supports drought research
The University of Adelaide has received more than $1 million in funding from the Federal Government’s Australian Research Council’s Future Fellowships scheme to quantify the economic and social impacts of drought in rural and regional Australia.
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Straightening out kinky roots captures carbon and avoids drought stress
Researchers have discovered a new gene in barley and wheat that controls the angle of root growth in soil, opening the door to new cereal varieties with deeper roots that are less susceptible to drought and nutrient stress, thus mitigating the effects of climate change
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Blasting the zombie out of water-saving tech
A team of scientists, including experts from the University of Adelaide, suggest that reliance on modern irrigation technologies as a water-use efficiency strategy is a ‘zombie idea’ – one that persists no matter how much evidence is thrown against it.
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Funding boost underpins SA Drought Hub expansion
The South Australian Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub is being expanded following an injection of additional funding from the Australian Government.
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Finding a future for food crops: Research Tuesdays
Genetically modified crops have been grown and consumed in many countries for over 30 years. Yet, despite the benefits they offer to human health, crop management and humanitarian support, genetically modified (GM) foods remain a controversial topic.
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SA regions identify priorities for drought resilience
Hundreds of South Australian primary producers, industry representatives and regional community members have had their say about their priorities for building resilience to future droughts.
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Building more drought-resilient crops through science
In a review paper published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, researchers at the University of Adelaide’s School of Agriculture, Food and Wine have summarised seven years of research published in more than 20 international journals, on the effect of drought on cereal plants such as wheat and barley.
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SA hub will help build resilience to drought
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.
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‘Animal-stress’ signal improves plant drought resilience
A team of Australian and German researchers has discovered a novel pathway that plants can use to save water and improve their drought tolerance.
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Why our rivers are running drier
An international team of researchers including the University of Adelaide has demonstrated that climate change is responsible for the changes in the flow and water volume of rivers globally, with major implications for Australia.