Biotype of Australia’s Russian wheat aphid populations now known

2017-11-24T10:59:51+00:00 24 November 2017|

Australian scientists have confirmed that the Russian Wheat Aphid (RWA) now established throughout parts of the nation’s south-eastern cropping regions is a single biotype. This new knowledge, achieved through research [...]

Collaborating for the common good: CIMMYT and CSIRO meet to capitalise on strengths

2017-12-07T11:32:12+00:00 16 August 2017|

Plant scientists around the world share a common goal:  understanding plants to improve their tolerance of environmental stresses, resist disease and ultimately, increase yield. Global collaborations that share knowledge and [...]

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) [...]

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 [...]

Major investment in plant root phenotyping to answer key questions

2017-12-13T13:54:50+00:00 25 January 2017|

It all starts in the roots Australian agriculture operates in a largely harsh, resource limited (nutrients, water) environment so the role of plant roots is even more vital to crop [...]