Breeding & varieties
Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development has formal links to national breeding programs for lupins, pulses and oats. The department also has significant research inputs in pre-breeding for wheat and barley, supporting the development of new varieties for Western Australia and national grain growers, with particular emphasis on frost, drought and salinity.
The National Apple Breeding Program based at DPIRD, has produced the Cripps Pink (known as Pink Lady) and Cripps Red (Sundowner) with research into more great varieties being undertaken.
DPIRD is working to select better strawberries for the WA industry.