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GM wheat and barley trial - DIR099

The CSIRO Food Futures National Research Flagship is conducting genetically modified (GM) wheat and barley trials in New South Wales and Western Australia.(2 pages)

  • 11 May 2010 | Updated 16 February 2012

The trials aim to evaluate technologies to enhance the yield or the nitrogen uptake and use efficiency of these experimental plants.

This information sheet outlines the details of the CSIRO's proposed GM wheat and barley trial - DIR099.

It covers:

  • the aim of the trial
  • the GM wheat and barley
  • antibiotic resistance
  • the trial site
  • preventing GM pollen transfer
  • research findings.

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