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Catalogue: GRDC Media
InterGrain, the new West Australian wheat breeding company, has made an immediate impact in the market by the release of two outstanding new varieties, the high yielding Australian Premium White (APW) variety Magenta and the premium quality udon noodle grade variety Yandanooka... The Department of Agriculture and Food WA (DAFWA) Wheat Breeding Program, which has consistently provided 80 - 90 per cent of varieties grown by WA farmers in the last decade, has transformed into the company InterGrain... Intergrain Wheat Breeder, Dr Iain Barclay, stresses that a particular strength of InterGrain's program is that wheat varieties are bred to cope with the stressful environment in WA. "We also look for parental material which will perform in different and even hostile soil conditions, such as acid, alkaline, saline, micronutrient deficient, waterlogged and boron or aluminium toxic soil," he said...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Key drivers of change in the next five years for the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) include water availability, productivity growth, grower terms of trade, grain market dynamics, customer expectations and farm demographics... GRDC Board Chairman Terry Enright emphasised that the GRDC's fourth five year strategic plan, "Prosperity Through Innovation", would encourage stakeholders and research partners to meet clearly defined performance measures and outcomes so that growers could adopt technologies and practices to remain globally competitive... Noting the report, Mr Enright said that with GRDC's major levy funding source being wheat, which may double to up to 25 million tonnes this year, the GRDC would, hopefully, begin its five year plan with a positive outlook. "..
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