Category: Plant Biology
How Adelaide research is helping Australian barley producers capitalise on growing Asian beer markets. Climate change and a growing global population are big challenges for Australian agriculture. As our barley industry is proving, however, they also present a huge opportunity. Through intensive research in molecular genetics and biochemistry, including at the University of Adelaide, stunning […]
How research into plant cell walls in improving our health and boosting production of biofuels
Presented by: Prof Geoff Fincher
When: Tues 9th August, 5.30-6.30pm
Where: North Terrace Campus, Horace Lamb Lecture Theatre
Trying to grow plants in Australian conditions is challenging – it always seems to be too hot, too cold, too wet, too dry, too salty, too infertile. And it is likely to get harder as the effects of climate change become increasingly apparent. The economic and social effects of our harsh environment are significant, reducing yield for farmers and making the sustainable use of land difficult.