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improved competitiveness

Catalogue: GRDC 2014 Research Summaries
" Genetically improving wheat's ability to outcompete weeds.. The cost of weeds to Australian agriculture is estimated at an annual $4 billion through crop yield loss and seed contamination... The aims of the project are to develop: (1) a robust and repeatable screening methodology for improved weed competitiveness for use in commercial breeding programs; (2) understanding of those morphological/physiological factors contributing to improved competitiveness; and (3) development and release of elite spring wheat germplasm containing traits with improved competitiveness for use as parents in breeding of new weed-competitive varieties...
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