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Breeding for drought tolerance

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But I don't think it is that clear cut - most farmers in Australia would be pretty happy if they could achieve a 5t wheat crop, but if you belonged to the 10t club in Europe, and you only got enough rain for a 5t crop, you would claim you had suffered a pretty bad drought... The definition of drought is going to change dependent on your specific environment... By combining different parents of known good performance under drought, and then yield testing in the target environment we have been able to select varieties such as Gladius that perform exceptionally well under most drought conditions encountered by growers...