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wheat germplasm

Catalogue: GRDC Media
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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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
The background elite varieties to be used were selected by the wheat breeding companies and represent most of the bread wheat growing regions of Australia... The project has two components; one based in the University of Sydney will focus on wheats adapted to the Northern Region and will use a strategy of Marker Assisted Recurrent Selection (MARS)... The second component based in SARDI will focus on wheats adapted to southern and western Australia, will also use molecular markers but will focus on more conventional crossing strategies...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The cause of septoria nodorum blotch on wheat, Parastagonospora nodorum , can reduce wheat yields by 10 to 20 per cent despite the application of fungicides and a heavy focus on plant breeding over the past 30 years... Despite missing the ability to make and secrete the encoded proteins, the mutant fungal strain still retained the ability to infect wheat... "Already by providing the option of effectors and markers to breeders, we have helped breed wheat with much better disease-resistant profiles, which has saved the industry millions of dollars through improved yields."..
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Catalogue: GRDC 2014 Research Summaries
The University of Sydney manages several collaborative programs with India funded through the Generation Challenge Program (GCP) and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)... The programs develop germplasm with stress and disease resistance specifically for India by crossing Australian and local germplasm with subsequent selection for key traits using a combination of molecular markers and phenotypic screening... The materials, derived using a combination of double haploids and traditional selection, have been developed at the Plant Breeding Institute and the seed sent to India for evaluation...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
There has been significant improvement in the effectiveness and selection efficiency of the breeding program... A DH population derived from Batavia x Pelsart was used for validation of QTL associated with black point resistance... Two DH populations derived from SUN325 and QT parents were used to validate markers for resistance to PHS, from the AUS1408 source...
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Catalogue: GRDC Publications
6 AGP00010: Validation of late sowing to identify heat stress tolerance in wheat and investigation of QTL for heat stress tolerance .................................................................................................................................................................................... In summary, the project will provide valuable genotype information and deliver new genetic resources to Australian wheat breeders... Overall, the approach has a strong applied orientation aimed at crop improvement...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Farmers beside a crop of Digalu wheat in Ethiopia, Africa, about 40,000 hectares of which was affected by a strain of rust unrelated to the Ug99 rust family in 2014 and 2015... The 2015 Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI) technical workshop hosted by the University of Sydney's Plant Breeding Institute attracted some 350 international scientists to Sydney in September to assess the rust threats to global wheat cropping... In 2015, the award recognised three Kenyan scientists who have spent the past eight years building a collaborative platform for rust research, which has allowed tens of thousands of wheat lines from around the world to be field tested for their response to the Ug99 rust races...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Farmers beside a crop of Digalu wheat in Ethiopia, Africa, about 40,000 hectares of which was affected by a strain of rust unrelated to the Ug99 rust family in 2014 and 2015... The 2015 Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI) technical workshop hosted by the University of Sydney's Plant Breeding Institute attracted some 350 international scientists to Sydney in September to assess the rust threats to global wheat cropping... In 2015, the award recognised three Kenyan scientists who have spent the past eight years building a collaborative platform for rust research, which has allowed tens of thousands of wheat lines from around the world to be field tested for their response to the Ug99 rust races...
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