Pre-harvest sprouting experts to gather in Perth

September 16th, 2016

Genomic research will revolutionise wheat farming

The 13th International Symposium on Pre-Harvest Sprouting in Cereals will be held 18-20 September, and will address a common genetic defect in cereal grains.

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Wheat breakthrough at Murdoch

August 1st, 2016

Adjunct Professor Ian Edwards with the Tungsten crop in Toodyay, Western Australia

Researchers at Murdoch University have made a major breakthrough in improving the quality and profitability of Australia’s $6 billion wheat crops.

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Wheat researcher wins prestigious fellowship

December 8th, 2014

Murdoch University wheat expert Dr Hollie Webster has won a prestigious international fellowship to carry out research in Germany and Mexico for six months.

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Murdoch’s key role in groundbreaking wheat research

July 23rd, 2014

Murdoch University wheat researcher Professor Rudi Appels has played a key role in an international research project which has published the draft sequence of the bread wheat genome in the prestigious journal Science.

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Wheat discovery could boost international market for Australian growers

May 27th, 2014

Professor Wujun Ma has worked with wheat grains on a genetic level to produce new lines which are richer in protein

A new wheat quality discovery by a Murdoch University researcher has the potential to add one per cent or $50m to the $5bn wheat market in Australia.

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PhD student scoops top prize for wheat gene research

October 22nd, 2013

Murdoch PhD student Hollie Webster beat senior researchers to receive a national prize for the best scientific paper for her work in wheat genomics.

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Gene silencing set to boost agricultural yields

April 30th, 2013

Researchers from Murdoch University have developed an environmentally friendly ‘gene silencing’ method to control Root Lesion Nematodes, plant pathogens known to reduce crop yields in major crops by 15 per cent or more.

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New Australia-China centre to map entire wheat protein genome

January 9th, 2013

A new joint research centre at Murdoch University is aiming to improve international competitiveness for Australian grain growers by mapping the entire wheat protein genome.

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New funds to develop drought resistant wheat

February 1st, 2011

Murdoch University has received more than $1million from the Grains Research Development Corporation (GRDC) and BioPlatforms Australia to continue its research into developing drought-resistant wheat varieties.

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Safeguarding Australia's crops

April 22nd, 2010

Safeguarding Australias crops

Thirty key scientists from around the world are gathering at an international workshop to focus on the devastating Russian Wheat Aphid, an invader of all major wheat-growing areas in the world except Australia.

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