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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. The TV interview can be viewed at 33.13 on the following link –  

Wheat in a Hot and Dry Climate, November 21st, 2017
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Hub takes variety advances to a new level

GRDC GroundCover, Issue 131   Dr Delphine Fleury, Hub Director and Ms Jessica Schmidt, PhD student inspecting wheat grown under drought and heat in the polytunnel at Waite Campus.      

Wheat in a Hot and Dry Climate, November 8th, 2017
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ComBio Conference 2017, Adelaide

                                 Hub Director Dr Delphine Fleury, students Jessica Schmidt and Abdeljalil El Habti along with Dr Dan Mullan from Intergrain and Dr Julie Dechorgnat from the University of Sydney, presenting at the recent ComBio Conference held in the Adelaide Convention Centre.      

Wheat in a Hot and Dry Climate, October 16th, 2017
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Breeders from AGT and Intergrain visiting our NAM trial in Roseworthy.


Wheat in a Hot and Dry Climate, October 5th, 2017
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