|Salt tolerant wheat field planted in Australia|
Photo: CSIRO, Australia
Field trials were conducted at a variety of sites across Australia, including a commercial farm in northern New South Wales.
As the molecular techniques used to introduce the salt-tolerant gene introduced into the durum wheat was through a "non-GM" breeding processes, the wheat will not be labelled "GM."
For more see: “World Breakthrough On Salt-Tolerant Wheat,” ScienceDaily, 11 March 2012.
Rana Munns, Richard A James, Bo Xu, Asmini Athman, Simon J Conn, Charlotte Jordans, Caitlin S Byrt, Ray A Hare, Stephen D Tyerman, Mark Tester, Darren Plett & Matthew Gilliham. "Wheat grain yield on saline soils is improved by an ancestral Na+ transporter gene." Nature Biotechnology, 11 March 2012.