New dairy president for WAFarmers

New dairy president for WAFarmers

WAFarmers has welcomed Brunswick dairy farmer Michael Partridge to the position of WAFarmers Dairy Council President at the 2016 WAFarmers Dairy Conference. During the Annual General Meeting in Busselton, Phil Depiazzi stepped down from the role of President following four years at the helm. “I’ve really enjoyed working with such a dedicated dairy council, which…

Next generation plant scientists grow to top

Next generation plant scientists grow to top

A giant two kilogram sunflower grown by Glasshouse Christian College has topped the 2016 University of Queensland Sunflower Competition. The 2.023kg sunflower topped a weigh-in at UQ Gatton campus on May 17 2016, after 3000 high school students put their plant science skills to the test in the classroom. Head of Agricultural Science at Glasshouse…

Philip Davies - crown rot researcher
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Philip Davies - crown rot researcher

Wheat varieties with improved resistance and tolerance to the devastating crown rot disease are edging closer to commercial reality following significant industry investment in pre-breeding research. The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) has been investing in pre-breeding programs at the University of Sydney’s Plant Breeding Institute (PBI) at Narrabri for more than five years,…