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Global genetics funnelled into improved crop varieties

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CAIGE is the CIMMYT-Australia-ICARDA Germplasm Evaluation Program, which enables wheat germplasm to be imported under agreements with the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)... The elite genetic material, sourced from CIMMYT and ICARDA's scanning of global diversity in wheat's genetic material, is fast-tracked into Australia's commercial gene pool as advanced breeding lines, targeting yield, disease resistance and stress tolerance... Breeding lines sourced through CAIGE are grown alongside local varieties in Australian environments, including at sites located across the WA grainbelt, to allow for differences in environmental conditions and seasonal risks...
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