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Students in Victoria's Wimmera region have had the chance to become familiar with private-sector grains R&D since a $14-million plant-breeding centre began operating adjacent to their classrooms... Bayer CropScience canola breeder David Pike says that, to date, the new facilities have given 10 students an insight into the processes involved in developing new crop varieties... As part of a 'research methods' subject, students are involved in a range of activities, from crossing plants in the glasshouse, to analysing wheat quality in the laboratory and harvesting trials, Mr Pike says...
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