Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP190101048 [ 2019-01-01 - 2021-12-31 ]

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Researchers: Dr Joel Haywood (Chief Investigator) ,  Prof Joshua Mylne (Chief Investigator) ,  A/Prof Keith Stubbs (Chief Investigator) ,  Prof Anthony Maxwell (Partner Investigator)

Brief description Putting new herbicide targets on the table. This project aims to discover plant processes and plant proteins that can be the target for new herbicides. Australia's food security is being threatened by a rise in resistance to herbicides, the chemicals relied on to control weeds. In over 20 years a truly new herbicide has not appeared. This project aims to provide validated new targets to engage agrochemical industry and accelerate the rate farmers get tools to manage problematic weeds, the major yield penalty for both developed and developing world agriculture. The project expects enable effective collaboration with industry to develop new herbicides.

Funding Amount $516,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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