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Improving phosphorus use efficiency in wheat and barley

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The work will characterise PUE of a diverse range of wheat and barley varieties in the field to identify germplasm with consistently high PUE... The naturally-low levels of soil phosphorus over large areas of Australia?s cropping zone necessitate regular applications of phosphorus fertiliser to sustain productivity... The aim of the project is to assess the level of genetic variation in response to phosphorus fertiliser in wheat and barley and to provide plant breeders with the information and genetic tools to improve phosphorus use efficiency of cereals...