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Ongoing project

Novel microbiome technologies to increase profitability for Australian horticulture (AS19004)

Key research provider: Murdoch University

What's it all about?

This investment is tasked with developing and deploying new microbiome technologies that will increase the yield, and therefore profitability, of annual and perennial Australian horticultural crops.

These new technologies will be developed by analysing the microbiomes associated with the lifecycle of crops from seed to harvest. The project team will assess how these microbiomes change when exposed to biotic or abiotic stresses. The overall aim is to select combinations of microorganisms that are associated with crops that exhibit higher tolerance to these stresses and develop these into new products that increase crop yield.