Plant biologists at The University of Western Australia have revealed the relationship between plants and the parasite that causes malaria is close enough to mean many antimalarial drugs are effective herbicides.
DURUM varieties have achieved gross margins of up to $1100 a hectare more than common bread wheat varieties in South Australian Grain Industry Trust funded trials in the past two years.
On top of causing soil damage and environmental problems from run-off, nitrogen-based fertilisers have now been shown to reduce a plant community’s resistance to fungal diseases.
Scientists have discovered a way to increase the production of resistant starch in rice, which could have beneficial health consequences for more than half of the world’s population.
Plants get stressed and send defensive signals in the same way humans do, researchers from The University of Queensland have found.
Victorian research on the effects of carbon dioxide (CO2) levels on pest insects will be revealed at the International Congress of Entomology in America.
Pairing long fallowing with the early sowing of wheat is proving to be a successful combination when it comes to maximising crop yield potential.