Principal Coordinator


The new suite of GRDC-CIMMYT alliance project continues since July 2009 for the Identification and utilization of novel sources of resistance against Soil Borne Pathogens – SBPs (Crown Rot and Root Lesion Nematode).

The two key objectives of this project are;

  1. The identification of multiple disease resistant germplasm against a range of SBPs in Australia and Overseas.
  2. The provision of advanced lines to Australian breeders emphasising useful sources of resistance for key root diseases in high yielding Australian and CIMMYT backgrounds.for specific SBP resistances.