Overcoming durum's Achilles heal

Martin, Anke ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3572-7931 (2021) Overcoming durum's Achilles heal. Groundcover, Mar-Apr 2021. Suppl..


Abstract

Durum wheat often commands a price premium over bread wheat, but industry potential is limited by durum’s Achilles heel − its greater vulnerability to crown rot. Australia is an important producer of the high-quality durum or pasta wheat sought by international buyers, with up to 500,000 tonnes produced annually, mainly in South Australia and the northern and Riverina regions of New South Wales. But the lack of crown rot resistance in current durum varieties remains an industry risk and inhibitor. Access to high-yielding export-quality durum varieties with improved resistance or tolerance to crown rot would likely encourage growers to plant more durum.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Life Sciences and the Environment - Centre for Crop Health (24 Mar 2014 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Life Sciences and the Environment - Centre for Crop Health (24 Mar 2014 -)
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2022 04:50
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2022 01:16
Uncontrolled Keywords: Durum wheat; Australia; crown rot disease
Fields of Research (2008): 07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0703 Crop and Pasture Production > 070308 Crop and Pasture Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds)
Fields of Research (2020): 30 AGRICULTURAL, VETERINARY AND FOOD SCIENCES > 3004 Crop and pasture production > 300409 Crop and pasture protection (incl. pests, diseases and weeds)
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970107 Expanding Knowledge in the Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280101 Expanding knowledge in the agricultural, food and veterinary sciences
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URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/45587

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