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Catalogue: Broadacre Field Crops DAFF QLD
Every year the department's maize breeding program releases a new series of commercial inbred lines that can be used to produce commercial hybrids... It is important to develop germplasm that combines high yield potential and adequate disease resistance... The maize breeding program strives to develop germplasm with improved adaptation to such environments...
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Catalogue: Broadacre Field Crops DAFF QLD
Every year the department's maize breeding program releases a new series of commercial inbred lines that can be used to produce commercial hybrids... It is important to develop germplasm that combines high yield potential and adequate disease resistance... The maize breeding program strives to develop germplasm with improved adaptation to such environments...
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Catalogue: Broadacre Field Crops DAFF QLD
" Print the page We conduct a maize pre-breeding program in collaboration with the Grains Research and Development Corporation... The program develops inbred lines that can be used by seed companies to develop improved commercial hybrids that are profitable and compatible with maize industry requirements in Australia... The breeding program works to develop germplasm (a genetic resource) that: has excellent resistance to leaf, stem and ear diseases is better adapted to Australian weather conditions is suitable for a variety of commercial purposes...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Take home message Changes in technology will mean that growers are likely to be offered greater choice in types of variety allowing much better fine-tuning of sorghum production systems to match local environments... While widespread deployment of GM sorghum is unlikely in the short-term, Australian sorghum growers should get access to non-GM herbicide tolerance traits in the next few years... In the short term, the high starch sorghum preferred by the ethanol industry will also be preferred by the animal industries...
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