Pineapple flower research could ‘transform industry’

9 Mar 2020
“Our new research will aim to help Australia’s pineapple farming industry, by developing a breed of pineapple resistant to premature flowering.”

New pineapple varieties which grow more reliably and predictably are being developed in a University of Queensland-led project that will benefit farmers and industry.

Professor Jimmy Botella from UQ’s School of Agriculture and Food Sciences and his team have received $575,000 Australian Government research funding to address the biggest issue affecting pineapple farming’s viability.

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