Better Wheat Germplasm For Good Seasons And High Inputs

GRDC - Fernanda Dreccer (CSIRO Agriculture and Food), Bethany Macdonald (Dept. of Agriculture and Fisheries, QLD), Tony Condon (CSIRO Agriculture and Food), Greg Rebetzke (CSIRO Agriculture and Food), Lynne McIntyre (CSIRO Agriculture and Food), Valeria Paccapelo (Dept. of Agriculture and Fisheries, QLD), Allan Peake (CSIRO Agriculture and Food) and Kerrie Forrest (Agriculture Victoria)

Type: Research Paper
Knowledge level: Advanced

Farm Table says:

The authors of this paper note in the conclusion: “The findings of this project may not only be beneficial for the northern region but could spill over to wheat varieties designed for the high rainfall zone in the South and high yielding environments of Tasmania or Northern Australia. In addition, the general approach to selection and characterization of plant attributes is a framework that could be extended to other crops”.   Please access the full paper via the link below if this research interests you.

The take home messages from this GRDC funded research are below. Please access the full paper via the link below for methodology, references, acknowledgements and discussion.

Take home messages from the paper include:

  • New wheat germplasm has been identified that lodges less than Australian cultivars EGA Gregory, Suntop and LRPB Spitfire.
  • From the favourable genetic markers identified in the new germplasm, only a proportion was present in a database of 502 Australian varieties, suggesting that there is room for improving lodging tolerance in high yielding wheats.

2020 - Australia - GRDC - Fernanda Dreccer (CSIRO Agriculture and Food), Bethany Macdonald (Dept. of Agriculture and Fisheries, QLD), Tony Condon (CSIRO Agriculture and Food), Greg Rebetzke (CSIRO Agriculture and Food), Lynne McIntyre (CSIRO Agriculture and Food), Valeria Paccapelo (Dept. of Agriculture and Fisheries, QLD), Allan Peake (CSIRO Agriculture and Food) and Kerrie Forrest (Agriculture Victoria)
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