The hunt for high salt tolerant barley crops gets closer

2017-10-26T13:56:23+00:00 17 October 2017|

Soil salinity severely impacts crop growth and yield. Within minutes of exposure to salt, cell expansion, leaf expansion, photosynthesis, transpiration and tillering are reduced. When salts accumulate to toxic concentrations [...]

Bumper funding to enhance national infrastructure and grains research

2017-12-07T11:34:12+00:00 17 October 2017|

Dean of the Waite Mike Keller, GRDC Managing Director Steve Jefferies, and GRDC Chairman John Woods in a greenhouse with DroughtSpotter system at the APPF’s Adelaide node. National [...]

International consortia tackle the global challenge to increase wheat yields at the APPF

2017-12-07T11:55:16+00:00 16 August 2017|

Two international consortia of scientists from the United States, Great Britain, Mexico and Australia are currently carrying out research projects of global importance at the Australian Plant Phenomics Facility’s (APPF) [...]