Boost for High Rainfall Zone Wheat ResearchSeptember 15, 2011
Research on developing hardy, high-rainfall-zone (HRZ) wheat varieties in Australia received additional funding from agricultural disease and pest control company Dow AgroSciences Australia Ltd.
"The Dow AgroSciences investment ensures that HRZ Wheats will continue to provide Australian growers with high yielding, milling quality, disease resistant wheat varieties to meet the challenges of the high rainfall zone," said CSIRO Plant Industry Chief, Dr. Jeremy Burdon, who is a Director on the HRZ Wheats Board.
"Cutting-edge breeding technologies and novel germplasm – now available to HRZ Wheats as part of Dow's investment – will benefit the Australian breeding industry."
This additional funding will assure that Australian growers can look forward to seeing improved varieties coming out of the HRZ Wheats breeding programs in the near future.
CSIRO's media release can be accessed at http://www.csiro.au/news/Boost-for-high-rainfall-zone-wheat-research.html.
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