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DAWN: a new resource for exploring genetic diversity in wheat

Dr Ute Baumann, leader of Program 5, led the development of a new resource to explore genetic diversity in wheat which was published in BMC Genomics (BMC Genomics 2018 19:941 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12864-018-5228-2). DAWN (Diversity Among Wheat geNomes) integrates the Chinese Spring reference genome with whole genome sequencing data of 16 accessions as well as exome capture […]

Wheat in a Hot and Dry Climate, January 14th, 2019
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Happy New Year!

Wheat in a Hot and Dry Climate, January 10th, 2019
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#MemorableUniMoment2018 winner – Jessica Schmidt

Jessica Schmidt was the winner of the Centre for Global Food and Resources prize for best ‘Memorable Uni Moment 2018’ photo – congratulations Jessica! She can be seen here demonstrating to students at the Good Shepherd Lutheran School about how interesting plant science can be!

Wheat in a Hot and Dry Climate, January 9th, 2019
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Wheat Hub speakers at PAG XXVII

Hub Director A/Prof. Delphine Fleury will be speaking twice at PAG XXVII: W347 Understanding the linkage between yield and grain protein content in wheat under a hot and dry climate – Saturday 12 Jan, 11:30 am (Pacific Salon 4-5) W901 Seven in Absentia Gene underlies increases in biomass and yield in wheat in hot climates […]

Wheat in a Hot and Dry Climate, January 9th, 2019
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Drone technology continues to soar

Dr. Trevor Garnett is interviewed by Channel 7’s Ron Kandelaars to explain the dynamic phenotyping research that is being facilitated in the field by the Wheat Hub’s state of the art drones.  Together with the advanced robotics used in the APPF Smarthouses, the data collected by the drones continues to pave the way for advances […]

Wheat in a Hot and Dry Climate, October 23rd, 2018
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The Wheat Hub’s Dr. Trevor Garnett features in ABC’s Catalyst program – Feeding Australia (Part 2) A Sustainable Future

Dr. Trevor Garnett, leader of the Hub’s Phenotyping project, is interviewed for ABC’s Catalyst program and explains how their new state of the art drones use high resolution cameras to capture images in drought affected wheat fields.  Listen to the interview at 45:05 here.

Wheat in a Hot and Dry Climate, August 22nd, 2018
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X-ray technology – investigating yield, seed development and spike architecture

Jessica Schmidt visited the Development Center X-Ray Technology EZRT of the Fraunhofer Institute IIS in Fürth (Germany) earlier this year with the aims of establishing an algorithm to predict non-destructive wheat yields from computed tomographic scans and to gain new insights into seed development and spike architecture under drought and heat stress.  She pointed out that […]

Arris Pty Ltd, June 13th, 2018
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Smart drones and deep learning deliver low-cost precision agriculture for Aussie farmers

New aerial drone technology could change the landscape of Australia’s billion-dollar wheat industry by delivering cost-effective mechanisms for farmers to plan and deliver precise water and nutrients to their crops on a need-by-need basis. Developed by the University of South Australia with the Plant Accelerator at the University of Adelaide and LongReach Plant Breeders, the drone senses a vegetation index—signifying the […]

Arris Pty Ltd, May 31st, 2018
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A successful film event! “Food Evolution” prompted many questions for our panel – Lyndal Byford, Peter Langridge and Rachel Burton, with thanks to our MC, Sara King.

The film “Food Evolution” (running time approx. 92 minutes) is a documentary by acclaimed director and producer Scott Hamilton Kennedy. The film was presented last year at the Plant and Animal Genome Conference in San Diego where Scott Hamilton Kennedy described their investigation into the future of food and the role of science and technology in […]

Wheat in a Hot and Dry Climate, May 7th, 2018
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Wheat Hub Director, Dr Delphine Fleury features in a story on ABC News – Trusting in science pays off for farmers reaping better than average after a dry start.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-20/sa-better-than-average-crop-after-a-dry-drought-start/9168342 The TV interview can be viewed at 33.13 on the following link – http://iview.abc.net.au/programs/abc-news-tonight/NU1715H231S00#  

Wheat in a Hot and Dry Climate, November 21st, 2017
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