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In a world-first field trial, QUT researchers have successfully developed and grown Cavendish banana cultivars that are resistant to virulent soil-borne fungus Fusarium wilt TR4, also known as Panama disease. The finding is a global game-changer.
With passenger and cargo arrivals expected to near-double by 2050, Australia is preparing for a biosecurity assault, launching an R&D facility near Melbourne’s international airport to develop innovations that safeguard plant biosecurity.
Scientists at Texas A&M AgriLife Research in the US have discovered a ribonucleic acid (RNA) that boosts thale cress plants’ tolerance to environmental stressors including drought, heat and salinity – with potential to revolutionise cropping
NSW Department of Primary Industries, working with US scientists, are on track to deliver dual-purpose perennial wheat varieties tailored to conditions Down Under that enable more flexible, sustainable cropping systems.
CSIRO scientists have developed a spray-on, biodegradable mulch-mat-style membrane for paddocks that cuts evaporation, curbs weeds and should be ready for commercial launch within two years.
The yellow Cavendish banana is ubiquitous. But a global monoculture of these genetically identical plants leaves the variety vulnerable to disease. Now researchers have the tools to identify and transfer ‘resistance genes’ and are working towards hardier, better Cavendish crops.
Traditionally, Anzac Day is seen as the first day of the sowing season, but CSIRO’s researchers are recommending wheat farmers wanting bigger yields need to get an earlier start.