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Shared knowledge helps accelerate research results for global benefit in C4 rice project

30 August 2018|

High-throughput 'Setraia virids' mutant populations at IRRI - (Image source: C4 Rice Centre IRRI)   Setaria viridis successfully screened for mutants with altered [...]

Pilot projects wanted for first-of-its-kind combined drought/heat phenotyping platform

23 August 2018|

  A call for pilot projects using a first-of-its-kind research capability at the APPF to accelerate combined stress research discovery Capability offers unprecedented ability to [...]

The APPF in the media – on-air highlights

ABC Catalyst – “Feeding Australia – A sustainable future (part 2)”

The two-part series, Feeding Australia, was produced by the Catalyst team on ABC TV. 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. Part 1 is also available to watch on ABC’s iView here.

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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.