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Exciting new technology for CT scanning of wheat grains for stress tolerance to arrive at APPF in late 2020

26 February 2020|

Scientists have developed a computed tomography (CT) scanning method for screening large samples of wheat for drought and heat tolerance. They believe the new system [...]

The APPF in the media – on-air highlights

ABC Catalyst – “Feeding Australia”

The two-part series, Feeding Australia, was produced by the Catalyst team on ABC TV. In Part 2, Chef Paul West, Professor Clare Collins and Dr Noby Leong reveal how technology is set to transform food production, including talking with the APPF and Dr Trevor Garnett in Part 2 here (start from 44:30).

Feeding Australia – Part 1 “Foods of Tomorrow”, and Part 2 “A Sustainable Future”, are available to watch on ABC’s iView.

Preview here:

Channel 7 News – “Helping drought-stricken farmers”

As farmers across the country struggle with drought, researchers at the Australian Plant Phenomics Facility (APPF) and the University of Adelaide’s Waite Institute are developing wheat varieties resilient to climate change. They are improving genetic diversity and crop yields – and they are doing it using state-of-the-art drone technology and robotics.

Watch:

ABC News – “Opening of Boorowa Research Facility”

APPF technology used at the newly opened Boorowa Research Facility featured heavily in an ABC News announcement. See research drones and the APPF developed phenoMobile® in action, along with an interview with the APPF’s Jamie Scarrow.

Click to watch:

Boorowa opening ABC News

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