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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
The importation and testing of wheat developed at International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) in Mexico, has had substantial benefits to the Australian grains industry through increased yield, improved disease resistance, and enhanced genetic diversity... CIMMYT will coordinate the yearly shipment to Australia of materials developed under this project and those materials developed under other GRDC projects including selections made by Australian breeders in Obregon, Mexico... CIMMYT will make available the associated data to a coordinator in Australia for further distribution to Australian breeding programs...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
A three-way flow of information will continue through exchange of information via CAIGE, email digests, visits to CIMMYT and ICARDA by groups of Australian breeders and an annual meeting of all particpants to discuss progress... Wheat materials imported into Australia from the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) have provided valuable genetic diversity that has underpinned the Australian wheat industry since the inception of the Green Revolution... Improved access to and exploitation of wheat materials from International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) by Australian wheat breeders improves the effectiveness of cultivar development...
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Drought tolerance, disease resistance and yield top the priorities list for researchers assessing maize germplasm to improve varieties better suited to Australian tropical and subtropical farming systems... Dr Fekybelu says growers who produce maize as a summer crop often see it as unreliable and high risk, particularly in drier environments... Dr Fekybelu says the objective has been achieved in the first two years, with some lines showing a 20 per_cent increase in yield...
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Drought tolerance, disease resistance and yield top the priorities list for researchers assessing maize germplasm to improve varieties better suited to Australian tropical and subtropical farming systems... Dr Fekybelu says growers who produce maize as a summer crop often see it as unreliable and high risk, particularly in drier environments... Dr Fekybelu says the objective has been achieved in the first two years, with some lines showing a 20 per_cent increase in yield...
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The WGRC's role in the project is to identify traits that can assist hybrid wheat production and that are naturally available in grass species closely related to cultivated wheat... Bayer CropScience will work with WGRC researchers to develop a 'trait-discovery pipeline' for efficient hybrid wheat production using the university's genetic stocks... Dr Jesse Poland, adjunct assistant professor of agronomy, who leads the project, said climate models predicted that in regions such as South Asia, yield would decrease by 10 per cent for every 1 C rise in temperature...
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