Investment Details

PILOT

Welcome to the GRDC Investments pilot. It contains a selection of our RD&E investment portfolio. Let us know what you think!

GRDC Code: UOA2001-003RTX
Utilising novel genetic diversity to increase Barley yields nationally

This project aims to utilize an exotic barley population (HEB-25) to enhanced yield potential of future Australian barley varieties by identifying germplasm with improved biomass production under water-limiting environments, and higher grain number per ear or thousand grain weight than current yield-leading varieties. Incorporating beneficial alleles from HEB-25 into elite Australian barley varieties will lead to the development of a significant genetic resource. Field validation of the developed germplasm with the wild beneficial alleles in the background of Australian elite varieties, and across a range of environments in Australia will ensure that ensure that private breeding programs can move forward with confidence in utilising such materials.

Project start date:
01/01/2020
Project end date:
31/03/2023
Crop type:
Barley
Region:
National
Organisation:
The University of Adelaide
Key Investment Target:
1.3

GRDC News