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Creating superior crown rot resistance in wheat is the aim of Queensland scientists at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF), based at the Leslie Research Facility in Toowoomba... Scientists from DAFF showcased their crown rot resistance research to national and international scientists, and representatives from Australia's Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), at Toowoomba in October, 2012... The field tour was held at the Leslie Research Facility and the DAFF Wellcamp site, followed by a two-day laboratory workshop to demonstrate the department's leading scientific methods...
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"Our future releases will continue to provide elevated resistance levels and in ever-widening genetic backgrounds," he said... In another area of the program, Dr Herde's team screened a range of genetic material over the past two years, including wild relatives of the highly susceptible tetraploid durum wheat and had developed durum wheat crosses with resistance to crown rot that exceeded any previously developed... "The wild disease resistance will be integrated into commercial durum, although the lengthy breeding process will mean benefits will take a number of years to reach the market," he says...
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