Bayer joins to Australian institute on wheat traits R&D

21 July 2009 10:59  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS news)--Bayer CropScience has signed a long-term agreement with an Australian national research organisation to expand global research and development in cereal seeds and traits, the German company said on Tuesday.

Bayer and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) would focus on improving plant characteristics for wheat, developing cereal varieties with higher yield, more efficient nutrient utilisation and tolerance against abiotic stress such as drought.

New varieties were expected to be available to farmers by 2015.

The financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

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