News: wheat

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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SA to host global wheat community

Wheat field

The University of Adelaide in partnership with the Adelaide Convention Bureau and the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) has been part of a successful bid to host the International Wheat Congress 2024 in Adelaide.

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New wheat and barley genomes will help feed the world

Associate Professor Ken Chalmers inspecting wheat grain

An international research collaboration, including scientists from the University of Adelaide’s Waite Research Institute, has unlocked new genetic variation in wheat and barley – a major boost for the global effort in breeding higher-yielding wheat and barley varieties.

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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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