Philip Davies - crown rot researcher

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,…

Cheers! Here's to gluten-free barley beer

Cheers! Here's to gluten-free barley beer

CSIRO’s Kebari barley has been used to make the world’s first commercially produced, full flavoured, barley-based gluten-free beer. This is especially good news for people with coeliac disease who could soon enjoy a greater variety of foods and beverages thanks to work by Australian scientists. German beer brewing company, Radeberger has used Kebari barley to…