breeding

Assessment of canopy growth and development for three wheat cultivars under different water and nitrogen regimes

Traits related to water productivity in dryland cropping interact in multiple ways to influence final grain yield. Crop modelling can be a useful tool to address the challenge of determining how to best combine region-specific traits and develop …

Dynamic monitoring of NDVI in wheat agronomy and breeding trials using an unmanned aerial vehicle

While new technologies can capture high-resolution normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI), a surrogate for biomass and leaf greenness, it is a challenge to efficiently apply this technology in a large breeding program. Here we validate a …

Improvement of the model capacity and assessment traits related with water use efficiency for wheat in Australia

Traits related with water productivity in dryland cropping interact in multiple ways to influence final grain yield, with traits being of different value across environments. In recent years, crop models have been demonstrated as a useful tool to …

Do wheat breeders have suitable genetic variation to overcome short coleoptiles and poor establishment in the warmer soils of future climates?

Increases in air and soil temperatures will impact cereal growth and reduce crop yields. Little is known about how increasing temperatures will impact seedling growth and crop establishment. Climate forecast models predict that by 2060, mean and …

Heat stress effects on grain sorghum productivity – biology and modelling

Heat stress shock has been known to cause sterility in sorghum and the anticipated increasing frequency of heat shock events with maximum temperature trends implies increasing risk. Here we summarise our research on specific varietal attributes …

Landscape frost

Spatial temperature measurement and mapping tools to assist growers, advisors and extension specialists manage frost risk at a farm scale

Phenomics

Improving APSIM to deliver solutions in GxExM and Phenomics

Crop design for specific adaptation in variable dryland production environments

Climatic variability in dryland production environments (E) generates variable yield and crop production risks. Optimal combinations of genotype (G) and management (M) depend strongly on E and thus vary among sites and seasons. Traditional crop …

Trait assessment

Raising water productivity: Trait assessment for Australian rainfed wheat

Crop design for specific adaptation in variable dryland production environment

Climatic variability in dryland production environments (E) generates crop production risks. Optimal combinations of genotype (G) and management (M) depend strongly on E and thus vary among sites and seasons. Traditional crop improvement approaches …

Role of genotypic variation in response to increasing temperatures in wheat

National adaptation

National adaptation Assessment: Adaptation Value in Wheat & Grazing farm systems

Root Nitrogen

Quantification of nitrogen absorption mechanism of maize using three-dimensional root-soil model

Wheat flowering

Genetics and physiology of wheat development to flowering: tools to breed for improved adaptation and yield potential

Aerial Imaging

Transformational Biology Aerial Imaging Project - scoping field phenotyping 'stick'

Comparison of architecture among different cultivars of hybrid rice using spatial light model based on 3D digitizing

Modification of plant types (i.e. plant architecture) is an important strategy to enhance the yield potential of crops. The aims of this study were to specify rice plant types using 3-D modelling methodology. The architecture of three typical hybrid …