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…
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.
Bordertown farmer Kraig Johnson is increasing the number of hectares dedicated to new triazine tolerant hybrid canola Hyola 350TT in 2019 due to its yield potential, weed control and maturity.