Growing rice faster – uncovering the triggers behind early canopy closure

2017-10-26T14:06:54+00:00 4 July 2017|

By combining high-resolution image-based phenotyping with functional mapping and genome prediction, a new study has provided insights into the complex genetic architecture and molecular mechanisms underlying early shoot growth dynamics [...]

Turbo charging crops to feed the billions: An interview with Prof Bob Furbank

2017-12-13T10:44:56+00:00 25 May 2017|

The former Director of the Australian Plant Phenomics Facility's Canberra node at CSIRO, Professor Bob Furbank, has given an excellent interview on ABC Radio, discussing plant research and the global [...]

Sun protection and diversity could be key to more productive rice crops

2017-12-13T13:18:14+00:00 16 February 2017|

With a rapidly growing population, improving the yield of global food staples such as rice has become an urgent focus for plant scientists. In a recent study published on Plant [...]