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Cook family contribution

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John Sheppard, GRDC northern panellist and wheat breeder who collaborated with the Cooks for many years says new varieties wouldn't happen without trial hosts such as the late Allan Cook and his wife Muriel, their son Rowland and his wife Mary, and grandson Chris and his wife Jade... Mr Sheppard says the family has been involved in research, development and extension for over 40 years with Allan Cook paving the way as a leading seed producer for the then State Wheat Board. ".. Mr Sheppard says Rowland Cook hosted a memorable Wheat Breeding Assembly tour which set the benchmark for field walks. "..
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