International advice on agriculture
5 MAY 2008
A scientist whose ground breaking research pioneered understanding about drought responses in plants will this week visit the EH Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation, a research alliance between Charles Sturt University (CSU) and the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) at Wagga Wagga. On Monday 5 May, Professor John Boyer will share his expertise with researchers at the Centre who are focused on improving agricultural production and environmental conservation through science based research. Professor Boyer's work on maize's tolerance of low rainfall allowed plant breeders to develop improved varieties which remain productive in drought conditions. His research also allowed an extension to the area where the plant can be grown across the world. Professor Boyer hails from the University of Delaware in the United States where he is a Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics.