News: School of Agriculture

Vines strike a pose for the new VitiCanopy app

Roberta De Bei

The ability to analyse multiple images at once, GPS capability to create maps of the spatial variability of canopy size, and Cloud storage, are just some of the new upgrades to VitiCanopy, the University of Adelaide-developed mobile app that helps grapegrowers manage their vineyards more effectively.

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A new dawn in plant breeding: Australian Plant Breeding Academy

Jason Able with students in faba bean crops

The University of Adelaide’s School of Agriculture, Food and Wine is partnering with Australian Grain Technologies Pty Ltd (AGT) on a new academy to take Australia’s plant breeding into the future.

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Minimising the impact of frost-bite on Aussie crops

Crops at Loxton where frost trials took place.

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.

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Building more drought-resilient crops through science

Dry wheat in field.

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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CT scanning wheat grains for stress tolerance

Jessica Schmidt and Delphine Fleury

Scientists have developed a computed tomography (CT) scanning method for screening large samples of wheat for drought and heat tolerance.

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