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Dow AgroSciences Australia invests in HRZ Wheats’ Research in Productive Wheat Varieties.

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HRZ Wheats’ research into developing more productive wheat varieties in Australia has received a significant boost from an investment made from Dow AgroSciences Australia , a nation-wide agricultural disease and pest control organisation.

“The Dow AgroSciences investment ensures that HRZ Wheats will continue to provide Australian growers with high yielding, milling quality, disease resistant wheat varieties to meet the challenges of the high rainfall zone,” says CSIRO Plant Industry Chief, Dr Jeremy Burdon, a Director on the HRZ Wheats Board.

“Cutting-edge breeding technologies and novel germplasm – now available to HRZ Wheats as part of Dow’s investment – will benefit the Australian breeding industry.”

HRZ (high-rainfall zone) Wheats was established in 2003 in order to specifically develop hardy, high-rainfall zone, wheat varieties. HRZ Wheats’ other associates include CSIRO, New Zealand Plant & Food Research, Landmark Operations Limited and the Grains Research and Development Corporation.

Peter Dryden, Dow AgroSciences’ Managing Director of Australia, explains Dow AgroSciences’ research expertise will ensure that HRZ Wheats will remain competitive in the future.

“At Dow AgroSciences we see wheat as an important global crop so we’re excited to be able to work with the HRZ breeding team and contribute the knowledge and tools that we’ve developed in working with crops like corn, cotton, canola, soybeans and sunflowers,” says Dryden.

Dr Burdon says the investment would benefit breeders and growers, worldwide, with the commercialisation of the new varieties produced by HRZ Wheats in Australia. Australian growers can also be expected to see improved varieties coming out of the HRZ Wheats breeding programs in the near future.

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