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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The development of new varieties is moving away from government agencies, reports Helen Olsen.. About 16 companies have been formed in recent years, reflecting a slow but steady shift away from government agencies... Mr Gleeson sees the role of private breeding companies as producing improved varieties for growers in a shorter time, in a market that is rapidly changing...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
We have seen much of the traditional plant-breeding role of state agriculture departments replaced by private companies... Mace and Suntop were bred by Australian Grain Technologies (a company in which the GRDC is a partner) and LongReach Scout and LongReach Spitfire both come from LongReach, the first fully private wheat-breeding company started in Australia in 2002... The above are just a few examples, and there are similar advances being made in other crops, such as a superior new malting barley, Bass , from InterGrain, a plant-breeding collaboration between the GRDC, the WA Government (including the Department of Agriculture and Food, WA), and international companies Monsanto and Syngenta...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
Drought resistant hybrids for Central Queensland (CQ), Darling Downs and north-west New South Wales (NW NSW) will consolidate maize production... Five inbreds with good resistance to polysora rust and high yield potential were released, and these materials are now being evaluated by seed companies... The season, 30 elite materials were evaluated across South Burnet, Central Queensland (herbicide residue resulted in poor stand establishment the trial was not harvested) and Darling Downs...
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