National Barley Breeding

InterGrain’s national barley program has been designed to enable breeders to focus on early and late-generation phases of the breeding cycle across a range of regional environments.

This supports the development of high yielding, elite quality, broadly adapted varieties, with effective disease resistance and abiotic stress tolerance which are bred to suit Australian barley growing regions. The program is also dedicated to working closely with industry on variety market development to assist with end-user adoption to provide further value for Australian barley growers.


National Wheat Breeding

InterGrain has structured its wheat breeding program to provide a balanced approach to its national breeding strategy for the diverse Australian environments.

The program is agro-climatically and quality orientated, focused on faster genetic introgression of yield, disease and quality characteristics providing greater genetic gain in highly productive varieties for Australian growers.


National Oat Breeding

The National Oat Breeding Program, backed by joint $5.4 million investment from the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and AgriFutures Australia over five years, was propelled into a new era under the leadership of commercial breeding company, InterGrain in 2021.

The Program builds on research in milling and hay oat breeding by the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI), a division of the Department of Primary Industries and Regions.

The new national oat breeding program lead by InterGrain will increase rates of genetic gain, improve farm gate value of oats, and respond to the changing needs of Australian growers and exporters.

Kingbale oat photo