12 results for Article, Blog post, 1st Jan 2015 and Genetics
New DNA tests for pesticide-resistant critters developed by researchers at New South Wales’ Yanco Agricultural Institute could revolutionise the way we protect valuable stored grain from insect pests.
Years of rigorous research and crossbreeding under a national GRDC program have resulted in new varieties of faba bean that are hardy, high-yielding, disease-resistant and better suited to Australian conditions. And the timing couldn’t be better, with demand for healthy, sustainable plant proteins growing around the world.
Ancient African grain teff is nutritionally potent and naturally gluten-free, and recent trials show that the crop could be a money-spinner for some high-altitude regions of Australia. With converts including Victoria Beckham and Gwyneth Paltrow, you know it's on the way up.
In a bid to deliver even tastier lamb chops and roasts, a new Aussie meat-quality trial is taking lamb to the ultimate test – on the plate.
A new ‘Qfly factory’ will release billions of sterile Queensland fruit flies into orchards across south-eastern Australia in a bid to curb the expansion this costly crop pest and maintain South Australia’s access to key export markets.
You can’t see them but they’re hard at work underground, making feed crops more robust and soils more productive while benefiting the environment. They’re soil-microbe super-strains, and they’re set to bring huge gains to growers.
A key gene in opium poppies’ production of morphine and codeine has been mapped by UK scientists working with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Australia. The long-awaited discovery paves the way to more potent painkillers and anti-cancer drugs – and a pain-free near-future for Tasmania’s poppy growers.
Australia’s aquaculture industry accounts for less than 0.1 per cent of global production but what our nascent farmed-seafood sector lacks in quantity, it makes up for in quality, sustainability and world-leading innovation.
Sheep breeders got a glimpse into the near future at Sheep Genetics’ annual Leading Breeder Conference – and the grass looks pretty green. Here are five things breeders and seedstock producers can look forward to in coming years...
CSIRO research projects aimed at improving the health and welfare of livestock in modern production systems will lead not just to productivity gains, but to greater consumer and market confidence in Australia’s livestock products.