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,…

Floodwaters turn cars into death traps

Floodwaters turn cars into death traps

Engineers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) have discovered just how easily cars can be washed away by even the smallest currents – making the crossing of floodwaters a dangerous and potentially life-threatening decision. A team at the UNSW Water Research Laboratory has been testing how small and large cars behave when they…