News: Agriculture

New wheat and barley genomes will help feed the world

Ken Chalmers wheat

Scientists have unlocked new genetic variation in wheat and barley – a major boost for the global effort in breeding higher-yielding varieties. 

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$7m boost for sciences research

Researcher photo Linda Armbrecht

ARC Discovery projects showcase the dynamic breadth of sciences research at the University of Adelaide.

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Scientists dig up soil secrets of Adelaide's community gardens

Fern Ave Community Garden, Fullarton

Researchers have surveyed the soil health of community gardens across Adelaide to assess their suitability for urban agriculture.

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Scientists in the news this week: October 2020

Associate Professor and Head Winemaker Paul Grbin and Scholarly Teaching Fellow and Assistant Winemaker Jill Bauer.

‘What even is the economy?’ Citymag has published a three-part series on ‘how SA makes money and stuff’ featuring several University of Adelaide scientists and science graduates.

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'Ingenious' scientists feature at key research-industry showcase

Ingenuity event image

Scientists will feature at Ingenuity 2020 – a showcase of student projects exploring real-life applications across all disciplines of STEM.

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Potential new tool for frost screening in crops

Barley frost trials - Loxton

Agricultural scientists and engineers identify potential new tool for screening cereal crops for frost damage.

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Scientists set to track Kangaroo Island’s post-bushfire ecosystem recovery

Pat Hodgens of Kangaroo Island Land for Wildlife sets a camera trap to monitor the recovery of the endangered Kangaroo Island dunnart (credit: Kangaroo Island Land for Wildlife)

Post-fire recovery rates and ecosystem resilience of Kangaroo Island’s bushfire affected areas will be monitored when scientists return to the island this month.

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Scientists in the news this week: September 2020

Archie Saunders, Fred Pickett, Jasmin Packer, and Geraldine Turner are determined to save the "precious" Whibley wattle from extinction

Here are the stories of University of Adelaide scientists and science graduates in the news this week.

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Research shows potential of gene editing in barley

School of Agriculture, Food and Wine researcher Associate Professor Matthew Tucker.

Plant scientists show potential to rapidly improve barley grain quality through CRISPR genetic tool.

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