New wheat gives more crop per drop
October 01, 2003
by Emily Buckley
CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA — A new drought tolerant hard wheat variety, has been released by a CSIRO joint venture organization, Graingene.
CSIRO Plant Industry scientist Dr. Richard Richards says the variety, Rees, has an advantage over comparable wheats in dry years, producing about 5% more grain despite receiving the same rainfall.
"Rees is the second variety to be developed using scientific gene selection criteria," Richards said.