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Intergrain: A Wheat Breeding Partnership (National, 2 April 2008)

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InterGrain, the new West Australian wheat breeding company, has made an immediate impact in the market by the release of two outstanding new varieties, the high yielding Australian Premium White (APW) variety Magenta and the premium quality udon noodle grade variety Yandanooka... The Department of Agriculture and Food WA (DAFWA) Wheat Breeding Program, which has consistently provided 80 - 90 per cent of varieties grown by WA farmers in the last decade, has transformed into the company InterGrain... Intergrain Wheat Breeder, Dr Iain Barclay, stresses that a particular strength of InterGrain's program is that wheat varieties are bred to cope with the stressful environment in WA. "We also look for parental material which will perform in different and even hostile soil conditions, such as acid, alkaline, saline, micronutrient deficient, waterlogged and boron or aluminium toxic soil," he said...
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