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Breeding new rootstocks for the Australian citrus industry

The project will create new and unique germplasm, providing long-term opportunities for the Australian citrus industry to increase genetic diversity using high-performing rootstock options. The project will create new and unique germplasm, providing long-term opportunities for the Australian citrus industry to increase genetic diversity using high-performing rootstock options.

Project date

1 Mar 2024-1 Feb 2029
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Principal investigator

Malcolm Smith

Research organisations

Department of Agriculture
Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF)

Project funded by

Multiple industries
Alternative protein Cross industry Fruits Nuts Other rural industries Pasture, fodder & feed Vegetables

Hort Innovation

Hort Innovation is the grower-owned, not-for-profit research and development corporation for Australia's horticulture industry. As one of the nation's 15 Rural …
  • Location

    Australia

  • Organisation type

    Research funding body

Focus areas

Industries

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  • Project date

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  • Research organisation

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