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The International Wheat Yield Partnership (IWYP) has reported positive early findings in the ambitious project to raise wheat's genetic yield potential by up to 50 per cent over the next 20 years through improved photosynthesis... Participants reported evidence that increased photosynthesis - through high biomass, improvements in photosynthetic efficiency and improved plant architecture - can help make wheat more productive... , the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) is partnering with the IWYP to lead the development hub that will deliver research findings and outputs to breeding programs...
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Any agricultural science program has a broader impact when it involves women as major players," he says... Two of the female students Dr Ogbonnaya mentored at ICARDA went on to win the Jeanie Borlaug Laube Women in Triticum Award, which recognises the importance of supporting women in agricultural science - particularly in wheat research... "The attraction of ICARDA was that it was an international centre, and it offered a way to do research that would contribute to both developed and developing countries facing these kinds of problems," Dr Ogbonnaya says...
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WA typically produces 40 per cent of the national wheat crop and of this approximately 95 per cent is sold overseas, mostly to the Asian and Middle Eastern markets, so it's important to determine and meet market needs... Average annual growth in wheat productivity in Australia has been about one per cent for the 20th century, until the 1980s, with the agronomic breakthrough associated with minimum tillage, when it became closer to four per cent, of which a quarter is attributed to better cultivars developed by wheat breeders... Senior InterGrain Wheat Breeder, Robin Wilson, says that the blend of traditional breeding with molecular marker techniques provides advantage in that breeders can better target genetic combinations they need to deliver simultaneously on yield, disease resistance, stress tolerance and quality...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
WA typically produces 40 per cent of the national wheat crop and of this approximately 95 per cent is sold overseas, mostly to the Asian and Middle Eastern markets, so it's important to determine and meet market needs... Average annual growth in wheat productivity in Australia has been about one per cent for the 20th century, until the 1980s, with the agronomic breakthrough associated with minimum tillage, when it became closer to four per cent, of which a quarter is attributed to better cultivars developed by wheat breeders... Senior InterGrain Wheat Breeder, Robin Wilson, says that the blend of traditional breeding with molecular marker techniques provides advantage in that breeders can better target genetic combinations they need to deliver simultaneously on yield, disease resistance, stress tolerance and quality...
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The GRDC has teamed with Bayer CropScience and CSIRO to create a new research partnership dedicated to breaking through the yield ceiling that has been holding back wheat production globally... The GRDC and CSIRO funded the initial research and now Bayer CropScience has joined the partnership to support the next stage of development... Mathias Kremer, head of the BioScience business unit at Bayer CropScience, says the company has already been working on the development of wheat varieties with higher yield, more efficient nutrient utilisation and tolerance against drought and heat stresses, and that the CSIRO's gene development offers an exciting new approach...
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The GRDC has teamed with Bayer CropScience and CSIRO to create a new research partnership dedicated to breaking through the yield ceiling that has been holding back wheat production globally... The GRDC and CSIRO funded the initial research and now Bayer CropScience has joined the partnership to support the next stage of development... Mathias Kremer, head of the BioScience business unit at Bayer CropScience, says the company has already been working on the development of wheat varieties with higher yield, more efficient nutrient utilisation and tolerance against drought and heat stresses, and that the CSIRO's gene development offers an exciting new approach...
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