Plant Genetics - Elders Rural Services

Plant Genetics

Growing innovation

Elders Plant Genetics is our hallmark R&D program. Focused on improving productivity in Australian agriculture through the development of new seed varieties, the program works towards overcoming the limitations and weaknesses of current breeds on the market.

Elders Plant Genetics is the result of a collaboration between Elders and Edstar Genetics which began in 2004. In that time, the program has developed partnerships with Murdoch University in WA, the DPI in Victoria, and the Cobbitty Plant Breeding Institute at the University of Sydney.

High Yielding. High Quality.

As a result, we have developed a number of high quality grain varieties that produce higher yields, are tailored to the conditions of specific regions, and are more resistant to pests and disease.

The development stage is supported by an extensive review process where we engage growers in providing feedback. This trial period ensures that varieties are performing as designed and are catered to the challenges that our clients face.

Breeding genetic material is a slow and costly process but one with the potential to add significant value to farming operations. This investment is a reflection of our increasing focus on finding innovative solutions to meet the needs of our clients and remaining leaders in the field of agronomic excellence.

Elders Plant Genetics varieties are available at Elders branches around Australia.

Ready to increase your grain yield or find out more information? Contact your Elders agronomist today.

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