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 [...]

Small group scoops international effort to sequence huge wheat genome

2017-12-13T13:15:05+00:00 2 November 2017|

The wheat genome is finally complete. A giant international consortium of academics and companies has been trying to finish the challenging DNA sequence for more than a decade, but in [...]

Breeders and researchers unite to accelerate variety advances

2017-12-07T11:55:17+00:00 2 November 2017|

Wheat variety development has been given an important boost through a new research hub that pairs three universities with three breeding companies to advance and potentially speed-up new trait discoveries. [...]

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

2018-05-02T13:39:10+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 [...]

An exciting offer of help for significant plant science research projects

2018-05-02T14:22:24+00:00 10 May 2017|

Do you have an exceptional plant science research project destined to deliver high impact outcomes for Australian agriculture? Do you need access to plant phenotyping capabilities? The Phenomics Infrastructure for [...]