News: Agriculture

Ali Gill’s unlikely journey to a hemp PhD

Ali Gill on Horizon placement at Advanta Seeds in Toowoomba

When Ali Gill enrolled in a science degree, she never thought she’d go on to pursue a PhD to determine the drought tolerance and water use efficiency of industrial hemp.

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Seeking eco-warriors to create award-winning videos

Young Scientist of the Year St Aloysius students

High school students have the opportunity to be named the University of Adelaide Young Scientist of the Year and win themselves cash prizes by making a short video about an environmental problem or solution.

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Durum breeding program to grow with Australian Grain Technologies

A durum crop in New South Wales. Image courtesy of GRDC.

Durum Breeding Australia has announced that Australian Grain Technologies Pty Ltd has been awarded the licence to take the durum breeding program forward.

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Fighting frost: Minimising the impact on Aussie crops

Image illustrating the general appearance of the frost nursery including different experiments and multiple times of sowing in Loxton, South Australia.

Researchers have analysed the performance of varieties and advanced breeding lines of wheat and barley in response to frost in different environments.

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Future Fellowships to boost agriculture and earth sciences research

Roseworthy wheat crop

$2.5m to advance research on enhancing crop salt tolerance; gene regulation in wheat; and the interplay between tectonics, climate and resources.

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How is drought affecting cereal plants such as wheat and barley?

Wheat in glasshouse

Scientists have summarised seven years of research published in more than 20 international journals, on the effect of drought on cereal plants.

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Scientists find opposite rice proteins work together to promote plant fertility

Rice field image by Nattapon Jaroenchai from Pixabay

Researchers have discovered new information on how hybrid rice plants maintain male fertility under different day lengths.

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Scientists find greener way to extract health-promoting molecules from food waste

Apples

Scientists show greener process for extracting health-promoting molecules from food waste to use in skincare and pharmaceutical products.

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New research centre to accelerate future crop development

Stuart Roy researcher photo

University of Adelaide experts are part of a new research centre that will train the next generation of scientists to develop more resilient crops.

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New findings to boost barley yields at higher temps

In barley the presence of a specific protein regulates the production of branches and flowers on plant stems in response to warm temperatures. A loss of function in this protein results in the formation of branch-like spikes at high temperatures.

Researchers identify a novel mechanism in barley plants which could help crop growers achieve high yields as temperatures rise.

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