Scientists have uncovered the origins of the world’s deadliest strain of cereal rust disease which threatens global food security.
Plants make sugars to form leaves to grow and produce grains and fruits through the process of photosynthesis, but sugar accumulation can also slow down photosynthesis. Researching how sugars in plants control photosynthesis is therefore an important part of finding new ways of improving crop…
A new Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia (CRCNA) collaboration is set to supercharge the north’s horticultural industry – by encouraging more producers to invest in protected cropping systems.
Wheat makes up about one fifth of our daily calories, and the demand for cereals is expected to grow significantly by 2050, especially in developing countries.
Field pea production could become a more viable option for growers, with researchers from the Centre for Crop and Disease Management (CCDM) investigating a simple and cost-effective method for reducing disease and increasing yield.
By replacing meat with protein-conserving plant alternatives Americans could satisfy key nutritional requirements, while eliminating pastureland use and reducing 35-50% of the cropland currently needed for food production. These findings are reported in a modelling study in Scientific Reports, which suggests that use of nitrogen…
Allora farmers David and Tanya Peters planted new imidazolinone-tolerant grain sorghum for the first time last summer, and not only did it offer them the option of in-crop weed control, it was their highest yielding sorghum variety.
The 2019 Australian macadamia crop is forecast to reach 42,900 tonnes in-shell at 3.5% moisture (46,000 tonnes at 10% moisture) – announced the industry’s peak body, the Australian Macadamia Society (AMS).