Wheat variety bred to withstand more extreme heat expected soon

How this GRDC backed breeding program is being set up to add more resilience to the heat tolerance of wheat  A hot finish on a bumper crop can have devastating effects for grain growers across Australia, with heat stress estimated to cost the grains industry $37 million annually in wheat alone.  To respond to this, […]

Herbicide resistance improves with unified approach across all sectors

Surveying weeds for herbicide resistance using the same protocols and methods has been adopted by everyone undertaking this critical work for the grains sector A more uniform approach now underway will help take herbicide resistance understanding to a level not achieved previously. Herbicide resistance surveys have been conducted across the grain cropping region for a […]

Wheat targeted for fast forward breeding and rapid increases in yields

Feeding the booming world population of 10 billion people by 2057 is a task taken on by the UWA with assistance from researchers worldwide The University of Western Australia’s Institute of Agriculture has collaborated with international researchers to develop a roadmap to fast-forward breeding for accelerated crop improvement and rapid delivery systems, which will lead […]