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Australia's wheat breeding is geared to tackle long-term agronomic challenges like yield, drought, frost, disease resistance and salinity, and to deliver commercial performing varieties to Australia's wheat growers... GRDC's investment in pre-breeding research is about discovering and validating novel genes and traits, and delivering these traits non-exclusively to commercial wheat breeding programs... The focus is on key traits that will make the greatest difference to Australian wheat growers, like improved tolerance to drought, frost and salinity, and disease resistance (for example, rust, crown rot and nematodes)...