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Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)

GRDC's purpose is to invest in RD&E to create enduring profitability for Australian growers. We invest in projects and partnerships that drive profitability, productivity within Australia’s grains industry. Find out more about our organisation and how we invest in and promote world-leading research and development (R&D) that directly benefits Australian grain growers.

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GRDC looks to double the grains industry’s current $15 billion value by 2030

How to reach $30 billion by 2030? Opportunities for the grains sector will be centred on feeding a hungry world with an increased demand for protein, as well as the strategic positioning of Australian grains into differentiated market sectors. GRDC is investing in RD&E that delivers impact on farm and supports the sector to better understand, grow and access these targets.

Commercial opportunities

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Logo for Lentil and field pea variety commercialisation Expression of Interest
Multiple industries

Lentil and field pea variety commercialisation Expression of Interest

Opportunity for

  • Commercial plant breeders and seed distribution companies interested in licensing lentil and field pea varieties for bulk-up and distribution in Australia
  • Led by

    Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)

  • Opportunity type

    Licensing

  • Express interest by

    31 January 2022

  • Readiness
    Late (TRL 8-9)
    Commercial optimisation of the product/service, testing and commercial distribution.
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Multiple industries

GrainInnovate – AgTech Venture Capital Fund

Opportunity for

  • Individuals and companies building a technology-enabled early stage business with application to Australian grain growers
  • Equity investors interested in exploring co-investment opportunities relevant to the Grain Innovate Fund
  • Led by

    Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)

  • Opportunity type

    Seeking interest, Seeking investment, Seeking solutions, Seeking partners

  • Readiness
    Mid (TRL 5-7)
    Proof of concept in the laboratory then in the field resulting in the development of a minimum viable product (MVP).

Research projects

Other research projects
Logo for Program 3: Towards effective genetic and sustainable management of Ascochyta blight of Chickpea - Identification and characterisation of novel sources of AB resistance in elite cultivars and wild relatives of chickpea
Multiple industries

Program 3: Towards effective genetic and sustainable management of Ascochyta blight of Chickpea - Identification and characterisation of novel sources of AB resistance in elite cultivars and wild relatives of chickpea

The aim of this research is to stabilise yield and increase grower profitability through the reduction of loss associated with …
  • Led by

    Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)

  • Start date

    1 Jul 2020

  • Research organisation

    The University of Adelaide (UA)

Logo for DAV00158 -DEPI BA-2- Quantifying the value of pulse grains
Pulse grains

DAV00158 -DEPI BA-2- Quantifying the value of pulse grains

It is essential that Australian growers have access to pulse varieties that combine a suite of desirable traits including, increased …
  • Led by

    Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)

  • Start date

    1 Jul 2016

  • Research organisation

    Department of Jobs Precincts and Regions (DJPR) [Vic]

Logo for Durable resistance to Oat crown rust [CSIRO].
Cereal grains

Durable resistance to Oat crown rust [CSIRO].

Oat is attacked by two rust diseases: crown rust and stem rust. The pathogens that cause these diseases do not …
  • Led by

    Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)

  • Start date

    3 May 2021

  • Research organisation

    Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

Logo for Durable resistance to oat crown rust (short term investment)
Cereal grains

Durable resistance to oat crown rust (short term investment)

Oat is attacked by two rust diseases: crown rust and stem rust. The pathogens that cause these diseases do not …
  • Led by

    Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)

  • Start date

    27 Apr 2021

  • Research organisation

    The University of Sydney (USYD)

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