Uni Queensland to improve crops with seed (literally) funding

The ARC reports the federal government will fund a new ag research centre

Christine Beveridge will lead the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Plant Success in Nature and Agriculture, based at Uni Queensland. The feds are providing $35m funding, with another $75 in cash and kind to come, from four Australian university partners and 13 other Australian, European, Asian and North American institutions.

According to Uni Queensland, the centre, “will deliver innovative and world-leading research to improve crop resilience and boost yield which will help provide solutions to the critical issues of climate change and food security.”


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