Pigeonpea might not be well known in Australia, but there are more than a billion people in Asia and Africa who eat this dried grain legume in a variety of dishes, and global demand is high.
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.