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Breeding dual purpose feed wheats for the High Rainfall Zones

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The area sown to cereals in the high rainfall zones across Australia continues to expand... The high rainfall zone has a more reliable rainfall and a longer growing season resulting in substantially higher yields than the traditional wheat belt and this results in more cropping opportunities... A series of GM varieties of wheat and rice are under development by Indian plant breeding company Mahyco (the Maharashtra Hybrid Seed Company) in which the US-based Monsanto holds a 26-per-cent stake...
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