Core Breeding Australian Sorghum
Australia produces at least 2 million tonnes of grain sorghum each year. Sorghum is one of the most diverse crop species with great potential for improvement in yield, drought resistance, insect resistance and grain quality. This project is the continuation of a long running highly successful pre-breeding program which aims to improve the profitability and sustainability of Australians sorghum growers and end-users.
Start Year: 2013
End Year: 2017
Funding Agencies:- Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)
“iMashilla” A targeted approach to sorghum improvement in moisture stress areas of Ethiopia
To generate step change in the capacity and productivity of sorghum breeding programs in sub-Saharan Africa and to provide a strategic platform (germplasm, tools and information) to underpin genetic gain for productivity in environments that are water limited.
Start Year: 2012
End Year: 2017
Funding Agencies:- Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)
- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)
ARC Centre of Excellence for Translational Photosynthesis
The ARC Centre of Excellence for Translational Photosynthesis seeks to develop and harness advances in photosynthesis research, crop bioengineering, plant phenomics and computational tools to realise increased and sustainable crop yields, opening new routes to achieving the next revolution in plant productivity. It aims to deliver improved yield by undertaking a continuum of fundamental and applied photosynthesis research and targeting projects with a high probability of producing increased yield.
Start Year: 2014
End Year: 2021
Funding Agencies:- Australian Research Council (ARC)