Posts by Darius Koreis
Global trade crucial to resilient food systems: lessons from African swine fever
Disease outbreaks, like extreme events can strike anywhere, at any time. Hot on the heels of severe bushfires in Australia over the summer, heat waves in India and Japan, and locust plagues in Eastern Africa, we have COVID-19. Another disease outbreak is looming large in the agriculture sector: African swine fever.
WA farmers staying ahead of the curve, despite 100-year rainfall decline
Despite a rainfall decrease in Western Australia’s wheatbelt between 1900 and 2016, which has shifted wheat yield potential southwest by an average of 70km, actual wheat yields have increased.
Making hay out of drought
As one farming couple discovered during the Millennium Drought, smart and evolving farm management is key to successfully exiting drought and preparing for future droughts.
Climate change and extreme events – quantifying the changing odds
The field of climate change event attribution research has emerged recently and can provide new insights into Australian climate extremes.
Unravelling the boom-bust nature of fodder in drought
Cut for hay or grow to grain? A pilot trial unlocks information about the fodder market during times of drought and aims to help farm finances and aid drought relief.
Overcoming the difficulty of breeding drought tolerant wheat
With a genome five times larger than the human genome, identifying what genes in wheat are responsible for what traits to build drought tolerance is difficult.