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GRDC honours young PBI researcher

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The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) has demonstrated its commitment to cultivating the careers of young grains industry scientists, awarding a travel bursary to Sydney University research fellow Dr Philip Davies... Based at Sydney University's Plant Breeding Institute (PBI) at Narrabri, Dr Davies is now playing a leading role in GRDC-funded crown rot pre-breeding research which assesses the performance of individual breeding lines under crown rot conditions and paves the way for the development of varieties with enhanced crown rot resistance and tolerance... Crown rot is caused by the fungus Fusarium pseudograminearum and is one of the most serious disease threats to winter cereal crops in Australia costing northern growers around $80 million on average each year...
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