CropGen International offer consulting services principally on plant improvement and the application of molecular markers and transformation (the process used to produce genetically modified organisms, GMOs) to plant improvement. Indepth expertise is provided on traditional, quantitative and molecular options for plant breeding.
Specialist knowledge is provided on wheat, sugar cane, kiwifruit, oats, barley, potatoes, mangoes, apples, peach, pear and other horticultural crops. This knowledge is readily transferable to all inbred and clonally propagated crops which cover the breeding systems of most of the agricultural and horticultural crop species grown throughout the world with the exception of those species where hybrid varieties are preferred.
Types of services
- The types of services provided include:
- design and implementation of plant breeding and varietal evaluation programs to meet all levels of available technology,
- policy development for plant breeders/variety rights systems,
- strategic reviews of research and development programs and projects,
- small group strategic planning and project/program development,
- technical due diligence on investment, amalgamation and acquisition for plant improvement enterprises,
- small group facilitation,
- project prioritization and research and development resource allocation,
- project management for plant based agricultural research and development and
- research and development portfolio management.
Additional specialist knowledge is provided on:
- product quality to meet market requirements
- sustainable plant disease and pest resistance
- acquisition and exploitation of genetic resources
- IP management
- genotype environment interactions
- immediate pre-release varietal evaluation
- technical and social implications of plant transformation (genetic modification)
- plant breeder’s rights
- database applications to plant improvement
- technical aspects of varietal commercialisation
- resource allocation in plant improvement programs, and
- crop agronomy for Australian cereal growing.
Expertise in negotiating international agricultural research and development programs is provided with experience in Australia, Cambodia, Canada, China, Ghana, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, New Zealand, Syria, Thailand, Turkey, USA, United Kingdom and Vietnam.
There is a strong focus in the above on outcomes to achieve excellence in the market place and to meet producer requirements.