Genetic Improvement

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The Genetic Improvement team develop and evaluate new breeding lines and genetic traits under WA environmental conditions. This is provided to crop breeding companies, including InterGrain, for the development of better crop varieties.

DPIRD's Genetic Improvement research is focussed on wheat, barley, oats, canola, lupins, chickpea, lentil and field pea.

The Genetic Improvement team at Optus Stadium
DPIRD Genetic Improvement team 

Genetic Improvement Research Priorities

  • Enhance abiotic stress tolerance
  • Enhance disease resistance
  • Enhance commercial potential (yield, quality)
  • Germplasm resourcing
  • Technology adoption and development (image/sensor based phenotyping; gene editing)

Priority Projects