World experts in food security will meet in Brisbane to address one of the most urgent challenges humanity is currently facing: how to improve crops to feed the growing population while dealing with the devastating impacts of drought, water insecurity and climate change.
Helping high rainfall zone (HRZ) grain growers and their advisers to reduce the gap between current and potential crop yields will be the focus of coming Western Australian events.
Australian broadacre farmers are set to benefit from increasing development and investment in grain sorghum focused Agtech.
New canola varieties and herbicide technologies supplied by market-leading seed producer, Pacific Seeds are expected to help canola growers across Australia this season.
Sugar Research Australia (SRA) has announced new investment in the Small Milling Research Program, which will see a range of milling companies partner with research organisations to undertake projects that benefit the Australian sugarcane industry.
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.
Genetic material is being sourced from around the world for a new project to develop new and improved milling oat varieties that will pave the way for increased production in Western Australia.
With challenging and dry conditions prevailing in 2019, Grains Biosecurity Officer Jim Moran recommends staying one step ahead of pests by using farm biosecurity practices before and during sowing.
New research published in Nature Scientific Reports has found that a hormone produced by plants under stress can be applied to crops to alleviate the damage caused by salty soils. The team of researchers from Western Sydney University and the University of Queensland identified a…