Fast tracking pea weevil resistance into field pea cultivars through interspecific hybridisation [ 2007 - 2010 ]

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Researchers Dr G Yan; Dr DC Hardie; Dr T Khan

Brief description Field pea is a high value export product of Australia and increased adoption will lead to greater sustainability of agriculture, improved farm income and value adding opportunities (eg. food industry) in regional Australia. Novel breeding tools used within this project will accelerate the development of pea weevil resistant field peas that are less dependent on the application of pesticides than current varieties. Their availability will encourage further uptake of field pea into Australian cropping systems, contributing to environmentally sustainable farming systems by improving soil nitrogen levels and reducing the environmental effect of pesticides.

Funding Amount $347,000

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