Monthly Archives: May 2007
Professor Mark Tester, is a ARC Federation Fellow (Research Professor), member of the Executive Management Group of the Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics and Chair of the Research Committee in the School of Agriculture, Food & Wine, University of Adelaide.
Trying to grow plants in Australian conditions is challenging – it always seems to be too hot, too cold, too wet, too dry, too salty, too infertile. And it is likely to get harder as the effects of climate change become increasingly apparent. The economic and social effects of our harsh environment are significant, reducing yield for farmers and making the sustainable use of land difficult.