• PROJECT NAME
  • National strawberry varietal improvement program
  • PROJECT CODE
  • BS17000
  • DELIVERY PARTNER
  • The Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
  • PROJECT LEAD
  • Jodi Neal
    jodi.neale@daf.qld.gov.au | 07 5381 1352 | 0403 250 519

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

This investment directly continues the work of the national strawberry breeding, evaluation and release program, supported under previous industry investments.

Like its predecessors, this new iteration of the program will ensure the Australian strawberry industry has access to improved, locally-adapted varieties into the future, continuing the development and commercial release of superior varieties for targeted environments including temperate, subtropical and Mediterranean growing regions.

The program’s advanced breeding and evaluation approaches will be further enhanced through the inclusion of alternative production systems and the latest advanced in genomics.

PROJECT TIMELINE

USEFUL LINKS

The project is managed from the Maroochy Research Facility at Nambour in south-east Queensland – FIND OUT MORE

Here are some of the previous projects looking into breeding in Strawberries:

DNA-marker development for flavour compounds in strawberry (BS12006) – RMIT University

National strawberry varietal improvement program (BS12021) – QDAF

Developing improved strawberry germplasm management and runner quality (BS09024) – QDAF