To support the company’s national barley breeding program, a collaboration with Syngenta was formed in June 2012 (non-equity). This partnership combines InterGrain's barley breeding expertise and proven germplasm with Syngenta’s world-class malting barley capabilities and germplasm. This collaboration will deliver new varieties with superior yield and quality attributes for barley growers world-wide.
In 2012 InterGrain again expanded its national barley breeding footprint, establishing a strategic partnership with the Northern Barley Breeding Program (NBBP). This relationship enables InterGrain to breed varieties which provide genetic gain for northern Australian growers and supports the pre-breeding efforts of the Queensland government.
InterGrain also has collaborative links with a number of research organisations that provide access to the latest technologies in molecular markers, biotechnology, physiology, plant pathology and biometrics here in Australia. These organisations include the Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics (ACPFG), CSIRO, Murdoch University, University of WA, the Department of Agriculture and Food WA (DAFWA), NSW DPI and the international research centres of CIMMYT (based in Mexico) and ICARDA.