Priority Areas for Single Crop and Whole Farm Integrated Multi-Crop Research
For eligible crops, WGRF will invest in both single crop and whole farm integrated multi-crop research in the priority areas of variety development and production. Multi-crop research will address issues from an integrated crop and whole farm perspective, with emphasis on cross-commodity benefit. Outcomes are expected to have a positive impact on producers’ long-term sustainability (economic, environmental and social).
- Variety Development e.g. genetics, breeding methods, pre-breeding, breeding, pest resistance development, breeding for crop quality, variety trialing;
- Production e.g. cropping systems, crop nutrition, pest (insect, disease, weed) management, production management, water use efficiency, fertilizer use efficiency, adaptation to and mitigation of climate change, crop quality, storage, storage pests, economic analysis.
- Major crops: barley, canola, lentil, pea, wheat.
- Intermediate crops: canaryseed, chickpea, corn, fababean, flax, mustard, oats, soybean, sunflower, winter cereals.