The genetic ancestry of French grapevines is revealed in a paper published online in Nature Plants. The research indicates that some grape varieties cultivated hundreds of years ago are still in use today.
For the first time, Australia’s grape and wine sector knows with a high degree of accuracy not only that it has 146,128 hectares under vine, but also the locations of the plantings, following the completion of the first National Vineyard Scan, funded by Wine Australia.
Australian broadacre farmers are set to benefit from increasing development and investment in grain sorghum focused Agtech.
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.