Congratulations to Dr Ryan Whitford, who was recently awarded an ARC Mid-Career Industry Fellowship. 

Wheat hybrids hold potential for a 10-22% yield boost, but commercial deployment is restricted due to high seed production costs. Working with industry partner BASF SE, this project aims to reduce costs by improving wheat’s female receptivity to airborne pollen, a major bottleneck to commercial realization of hybrids globally. 

Read the full project summary here.

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