Biological reality and parsimony in crop models—why we need both in crop improvement!

20 November 2019

The potential to add significant value to the rapid advances in plant breeding technologies associated with statistical whole-genome prediction methods is a new frontier for crop physiology and modelling.

Yield advance by genetic improvement continues to require prediction of phenotype based on genotype, and this remains challenging for complex traits despite recent advances in genotyping and phenotyping. 

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The Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI) is a research institute of The University of Queensland supported by the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.