You are here

world

Categorised under:

Catalogue: GRDC Media
Synthetic spider venom could add bite to crop protection Spider venom could hold the key to protecting Australia's grain crops from insect pests in the future... Researchers at The University of Queensland's Institute for Molecular Bioscience are looking at whether it is possible to mimic the insecticidal peptides found in spider venom compounds for use in controlling insects that threaten crops... There are not a lot of insecticide products in the pipeline of commercialisation due to the prohibitive cost of bringing such products to market and the length of time to achieve registration, so it is imperative that we look at other options that are environmentally-friendly and sustainable," Mr Meibusch said...
Related categories:
Catalogue: Ground Cover
Dr Rajaram was born in a small village in India and gained his PhD at the University of Sydney through the Plant Breeding Institute in Narrabri on a scholarship from the Narrabri Rotary Club... "His breakthrough breeding technologies have had a far-reaching and significant impact in providing more food around the globe and alleviating world hunger," Dr Quinn said... Dr Rajaram said that while honoured to receive it, the prize recognises thousands of wheat researchers and growers around the world...
Related categories:
Catalogue: Ground Cover
In opening the state-of-the-art facility, the Victorian Minister for Agriculture and Food Security, Peter Walsh, said the genebank would house about 300 million seeds from around the world, which will be used in current and future plant breeding programs... "There is more than 2.7 kilometres of shelf space at minus 20 C, a capacity to hold 200,000 packets of seed and more than 2000 different crop species," he said... "I'd like to thank those people who for decades have worked behind the scenes nurturing these collections and preserving this material," Mrs Starick said...
Related categories:

Pages