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Double your harvests and cut water use with new rice variety

Double your harvests and cut water use with new rice variety

Australian scientists have bred a high-yielding, fast-maturing medium-grain rice variety that ups water efficiency by 10 percent and enables farmers to harvest two rice crops a year.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 15th Mar 2018
Australia part of global effort to develop perennial wheat

Australia part of global effort to develop perennial wheat

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.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 2nd Jul 2017
After Svalbard: why safety of world seed vaults is crucial to future food security

After Svalbard: why safety of world seed vaults is crucial to future food security

There is a fearful irony to recent news of flooding at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway. This was supposed to be humanity’s most impregnable bulwark against famine, but it is now endangered by global warming, one of the very threats that it was supposed to protect us from.
Stuart Thompson, University of Westminster, Published 27th Jun 2017
New 10-year ag sci strategic plan big on innovation and technology

New 10-year ag sci strategic plan big on innovation and technology

The Australian Academy of Science’s new Decadal Plan for Australian Agricultural Sciences 2017-26, set to inform the nation’s next decade of ag R&D, puts the focus on innovation and technology – from genomics and big data to climate and metabolic engineering.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 26th Jun 2017
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