Russian wheat helping Aussie research

THE Centre for Crop and Disease Management (CCDM) recently obtained access to a genetically diverse wheat collection from Russia and the find has opened up a variety of new traits for researchers to explore.

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Dr Lee Hickey, QAAFI and Dr Kar-Chun Tan, CCDM. Dr Hickey and the CCDM have been investigating Russian wheat samples to potentially help with disease resistance breeding in Australia. Picture courtesy CCDM.

The highly-prized wheat resource was obtained through a collaboration with the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI) researcher Dr Lee Hickey, who had received the wheat

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