Australia to field test GM wheat
Australia’s Department of Environment and Primary Industries announced plans to test 40 genetically modified wheat lines at its Horsham field site.
DEPI requested to run the trial from November to December 2015. A spokesperson for the Office of Gene Technology Regulator said 14 previous licenses had been applied for GM wheat trials, with 11 being still current.
The field trials proposed recently will be testing GM wheat with delayed leaf senescence and enhanced fuctan biosynthesis with an aim to boost biomass production and seed yield and improve drought tolerance.
Work on GM wheat has been progressing at the Centre for AgriBioscience in Bundoora for three years.
The wheat being tested would not be grown on more than 2 hectares and will not be used in human food or animal feed.
Self-contained hydraulic system with power cables (hydraulic). Tandem Henschen axles (hydraulic). Hydraulic fenders. Manual or hydraulic tilt. 6,500-gallon tank.
- Are you in favor of a federal labeling standard for food that might contain genetically modified ingredients?
- Commentary: Barking up the wrong tree
- Larson Electronics offers 150 Watt LED high bay light fixture
- Water allocation for most drought-stricken Calif. farms to end
- Update on the world’s 15 largest seed banks
- Conference to address “What’s Next for Farmland Values”
Speed King Blender
CrustBuster/Speed King, Inc.