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The ARC Wheat Hub – active supporters of the upcoming Wheat Breeding Assembly 2019

Wheat Breeding Assembly 2019 : details can be seen here

Wheat in a Hot and Dry Climate, April 16th, 2019
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Wheat yield in the ‘omics era – what we can do now!

Wheat Hub Director, A/Prof. Delphine Fleury, was a keynote speaker at the recent Nebraska Plant Science Symposium – ‘Training 21st Century Plant Breeders in the “Omics” Era’. Delphine’s presentation ‘Integrating omics and physiology to understand the genetic basis of wheat yield in dry and hot climates’ – can be seen here

Wheat in a Hot and Dry Climate, April 3rd, 2019
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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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#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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It’s Show Time!!

The Wheat Hub’s Mamoru Okamoto, together with Lieke van der Hulst, Outreach Coordinator for the University’s School of Agriculture, Food and Wine (AFW) – setting up in readiness for the crowds at the Royal Adelaide Show.  This year has seen a significant increase in numbers passing through the combined Hub-AFW stand in the Golden Grains […]

Wheat in a Hot and Dry Climate, September 5th, 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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