Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

Asian exports to increase with new Aussie soybean

10.03.2005


A new CSIRO Plant Industry bred soybean variety, ’Snowy’, is set to enhance the profitability of the Australian soybean industry due to higher yields and better quality soybeans.



Developed by CSIRO Plant Industry’s Dr Andrew James, Snowy (name pending approval with Plant Breeder’s Rights) combines good tofu making qualities with good agronomic traits ­ one of the first soybeans to do so. "Snowy is highly suited to the Riverina region of NSW and northern Victoria, where it performs as well as the leading variety for high yield, Djakal," Dr James says.

"What sets Snowy apart from other high yielding varieties is that it also has good tofu making properties, like the variety Curringa, making it more desirable for tofu producers."


Riverina growers receive up to a $200 a tonne premium on soybeans sold for tofu compared to soybeans sold for oilseeds, so Snowy will be a real boon for them.

After Snowy achieved positive results for desirable tofu making properties in Japan it is now hoped the variety will lead Australia’s high quality soybean exports to a range of Asian countries as well as supply lucrative local tofu making markets in Sydney and Melbourne.

Trials of Snowy have been conducted in the Riverina by the NSW Department of Primary Industries and in northern Victoria by the Victorian Department of Primary Industries since 1998, showing Snowy’s suitability for the area.

Snowy has been screened for Phytophthora resistance, and it has proven to have the best available resistance of existing soybeans.

Seed from Snowy is being increased this season and will be commercially available to growers for planting in late 2005.

"Snowy has demonstrated that it is as an excellent variety for the Riverina and northern Victoria regions and one that should provide growers with significantly better returns because of its high yield, large seed, and suitability for tofu making," says Dr James.

This research is supported by the Grains Research and Development Corporation.

More information

Dr Andrew James, CSIRO Plant Industry: (07) 3214 2278, 0418 192 396

Bill Stephens | CSIRO
Further information:
http://www.csiro.au

More articles from Agricultural and Forestry Science:

nachricht New gene for atrazine resistance identified in waterhemp
24.02.2017 | University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

nachricht Researchers discover a new link to fight billion-dollar threat to soybean production
14.02.2017 | University of Missouri-Columbia

All articles from Agricultural and Forestry Science >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: Breakthrough with a chain of gold atoms

In the field of nanoscience, an international team of physicists with participants from Konstanz has achieved a breakthrough in understanding heat transport

In the field of nanoscience, an international team of physicists with participants from Konstanz has achieved a breakthrough in understanding heat transport

Im Focus: DNA repair: a new letter in the cell alphabet

Results reveal how discoveries may be hidden in scientific “blind spots”

Cells need to repair damaged DNA in our genes to prevent the development of cancer and other diseases. Our cells therefore activate and send “repair-proteins”...

Im Focus: Dresdner scientists print tomorrow’s world

The Fraunhofer IWS Dresden and Technische Universität Dresden inaugurated their jointly operated Center for Additive Manufacturing Dresden (AMCD) with a festive ceremony on February 7, 2017. Scientists from various disciplines perform research on materials, additive manufacturing processes and innovative technologies, which build up components in a layer by layer process. This technology opens up new horizons for component design and combinations of functions. For example during fabrication, electrical conductors and sensors are already able to be additively manufactured into components. They provide information about stress conditions of a product during operation.

The 3D-printing technology, or additive manufacturing as it is often called, has long made the step out of scientific research laboratories into industrial...

Im Focus: Mimicking nature's cellular architectures via 3-D printing

Research offers new level of control over the structure of 3-D printed materials

Nature does amazing things with limited design materials. Grass, for example, can support its own weight, resist strong wind loads, and recover after being...

Im Focus: Three Magnetic States for Each Hole

Nanometer-scale magnetic perforated grids could create new possibilities for computing. Together with international colleagues, scientists from the Helmholtz Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) have shown how a cobalt grid can be reliably programmed at room temperature. In addition they discovered that for every hole ("antidot") three magnetic states can be configured. The results have been published in the journal "Scientific Reports".

Physicist Dr. Rantej Bali from the HZDR, together with scientists from Singapore and Australia, designed a special grid structure in a thin layer of cobalt in...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

Event News

Booth and panel discussion – The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings at the AAAS 2017 Annual Meeting

13.02.2017 | Event News

Complex Loading versus Hidden Reserves

10.02.2017 | Event News

International Conference on Crystal Growth in Freiburg

09.02.2017 | Event News

 
Latest News

Stingless bees have their nests protected by soldiers

24.02.2017 | Life Sciences

New risk factors for anxiety disorders

24.02.2017 | Life Sciences

MWC 2017: 5G Capital Berlin

24.02.2017 | Trade Fair News

VideoLinks
B2B-VideoLinks
More VideoLinks >>>