Crop improvement

Integrated pre-breeding research programs delivering advanced lines to industry based on advanced genetics, phenotyping, bioinformatics, trait physiology and modelling

Our research includes:

  • Germplasm development with structured populations, advanced phenotyping, and speed breeding in sorghum, barley, and wheat
  • Traits delivering adaptation to water limited environments and resistance to pests and diseases
  • Strong industry and international links

Growing more sorghum with less water

“It’s crucially important to food security in Africa as sorghum is grown in the drier and resourcepoor areas, where its capacity to better tolerate drought, high temperatures and low fertility make it a preferred crop to maize.” – Professor David Jordan

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