DAN00123 - Quarantine CIMMYT/ICARDA Bread Wheat Germplasm
International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) germplasm has the potential to contribute significantly to the development of new wheat cultivars for Australian cultivation. A number of GRDC projects involving the utilisation of CIMMYT germplasm will continue to be undertaken and coordination is being sought to minimise duplication and maximise efficiencies from this investment.
This project will cooperate directly with the Information Coordination/Communication, Germplasm Evaluation and CIMMYT Germplasm Selection and Export project to ensure that germplasm specifically identified for evaluation and utilisation in Australia is efficiently sourced from CIMMYT, fully documented, grown in approved post-entry quarantine facilities according to AQIS Import Permit requirements and, upon release from quarantine, seed will be provided to the Germplasm Evaluation project.
The bread wheat industry in Australia will benefit directly from the success of this project through earlier and more efficient identification and introduction of CIMMYT/ICARDA germplasm of most interest to Australian breeding programs. This will, in turn, minimise the time required from introduction to commercial release of new cultivars.
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