Friday, May 07, 2010

Salth Tolerant Durum Wheat for Australia

While some research teams have gone all high tech eg Mark Tester and team in Adelaide at the Plant Genomics Centre on the same general problem of salt tolerance in cereals, this CSIRO group has used conventional breeding approaches, with success.

Salt land is a serious problem in many lower rainfall cereal growing areas, and with durum wheat commanding higher values, getting a better yield on these areas is important.

And it does go to show that there is still a lot of life left in conventional breeding approaches to crop development!

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