Aotearoa New Zealand will have to seriously consider gene editing to improve crop production if it is to meet future sustainability targets, according to the University of Canterbury’s newest Professor Emerita, plant biologist Paula Jameson.
A high-yield Mexican wheat variety identified by University of Queensland researchers is now available to Australian wheat farmers.
In the next two decades, crop yields need to increase dramatically to feed the growing global population. Wouldn’t it be incredibly useful if we had a crystal ball to show us what are the best strategies available to increase crop yields?
Genetic researchers have gone wild in their hunt for wheat proteins that result in better bread.
Given a run of poor weather over recent wheat harvests, wheat variety marketing company Pacific Seeds is reminding growers to make sure they get their retained planting seed tested for germination and vigour prior to planting.
The pre-harvest spouting risk for a suite of new wheat varieties was discussed at the 2019 Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Grains Research Update.