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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.
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.
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.
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.