The webinar presented an update on project 'Implementing and validating genomic selection in SRA breeding programs to accelerate improvements in yield, commercial cane sugar and other key traits' by Seema Yadav, PhD candidate with QAAFI.

View the recorded webinar to hear Seema present the latest results on incorporating non-additive genetic effects in genomic prediction.

PhD student Seema Yadav has been working closely with Chief Investigator Prof Ben Hayes (UQ) and Senior Research Fellow Dr Kai Voss-Fels (UQ) and will present the latest results on incorporating non-additive genetic effects in genomic prediction. Seema has been developing genomic prediction models that better capture non-additive genetic effects to improve prediction of clonal performance. The results are highly relevant to SRA’s goal of implementing genomic selection within Australia’s sugarcane breeding program.

SRA acknowledged the funding contribution from the Queensland Government Department of Agriculture and Fisheries towards this research activity.



The Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation is a research institute at The University of Queensland supported by the Queensland Government via the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.

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