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March 24, 2015

Drone technology leads Australian growers into the future

March 20, 2015

New test to revolutionise disease detection in people, crops and stock

March 19, 2015

Selenium applied to reduce mercury accumulation in rice

March 9, 2015

Western Australia - Controlled traffic farming boosts yields by up to 46 per cent in trials 

March 4, 2015

A database to unearth plants' genetic secrets - A plant protein structure database will help to uncover unknown functions of plant genes
Científicos japoneses crean una nueva base de datos para la identificación de genes de plantas

March 3, 2015

Spurring production of a sluggish enzyme for crop yields

March 2, 2015

Study identifies inducers able to enhance high-temperature tolerance in plants: proven effective on rice and tomatoes at cooperative farms

February 25, 2015

2015 Western Australia Agribusiness Crop Updates: Updated MySoil web tool improves soil identification and management 

February 24, 2015

2015 WA Agribusiness Crop Updates: New technologies examined to combat crop pests

February 15, 2015

5th International Conference on Next Generation Genomics and Integrated Breeding for Crop Improvement to offer live webcast

February 6, 2015

Revealing the workings of a master switch for plant growth

January 28, 2015

Tasmanian researchers develop DNA poppy seed test to identify systemic downy mildew pathogen (ABC)

January 20, 2015

Australia - Tractor the future with robotics (The Land)

January 5, 2015

Researchers are turning to venom peptides to protect crops from their most devastating pests (The Scientist)

January 3, 2015

Gene editing will change everything - just not all at one time - Transformative technology is still in its infancy but great things are expected in human health and industrial and agbio markets (Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News)

December 30, 2014

ICRISAT launches “GreenPHABLET” – Delivering personalized information to farmers, saving crops, raising incomes

December 19, 2014

Novel key player and controlling pathway for cotton fiber growth uncovered

December 8, 2014

New developments in the use of DNA techniques in Distinctness, Uniformity and Stability (DUS) testing

November 26, 2014

Vietnam and the International Rice Research Institute jointly craft strategy to boost country’s rice industry

November 23, 2014

Indian scientists use nanoparticle-treated seeds to raise yields (Business Standard)

October 20, 2014

New techniques boost crop yields in the desert

October 3, 2014

Microbe developer's plan to boost agriculture - BioConsortia has raised $15m to turn ‘uncountable trillions’ of naturally-occurring microbes into useful products (The New Zealand Herald)

October 1, 2014

Nufarm announce exclusive partnership with Phytech to develop new plant monitoring technology

August 20, 2014

Australia - Crop diagnosis and response a click away for agronomists

August 4, 2014

Equipment: Designing the future (Bayer SeedGrowth)

July 18, 2014

Mechanical paddy transplanting launched under public private partnership with the Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (The Financial Express)

July 15, 2014

Japanese plant experts produce 10,000 lettuce heads a day in LED-lit indoor farm (The Independent)

July 8, 2014

The Australian Centre for Field Robotics at the University of Sydney tests the Ladybird, an intelligent robot for the vegetable industry

World first farm robot set to revolutionise vegetable farming (ABC)

June 13, 2014

Pre-breeding: DNA ‘chips’ herald new era in plant breeding - Revolutionary new DNA marker tools that function almost like biological computer chips have opened the way to an unprecedented capability to exploit the vast genetic variation of the wheat gene pool


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