Looming shortage of plant breeders could impact ag production, report finds

CM
July 8 2024 - 4:00am
University of Adelaide School of Agriculture, Food and Wine head Jason Able is not surprised by the report but says encouraging the next generation of plant breeders is one of their strengths. Picture by University of Adelaide
University of Adelaide School of Agriculture, Food and Wine head Jason Able is not surprised by the report but says encouraging the next generation of plant breeders is one of their strengths. Picture by University of Adelaide

A SCIENTIFIC report has warned a looming shortage of skilled plant breeders in Australia, Canada and New Zealand able to produce new and improved varieties of food, fodder and fibre crops could affect global food security.

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Catherine is Stock Journal's long time livestock editor and South East journalist.

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