Grains Research and Development Corporation
The grains industry plays a vital role in Australia’s economy, comprising 24 percent of total agricultural exports.
The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) supports the industry through investing in research, development and extension (RD&E) to create enduring profitability for Australian grain growers.
The GRDC invests over $192 million in around 900 research, development and extension (RD&E) projects to directly benefit growers across a broad range of research areas – from molecular biology to farming systems. Within their carefully balanced portfolio is a range of investments, from long-term, high risk, ‘blue sky’ research to short-term, outcome-focused applied research at the local level. The GRDC’s investments deliver results and the aim is to continually break new ground for growers.
GRDC is working to ensure Australian grain growers have:
• better practices developed faster
• access to superior varieties that enable them to effectively compete in global markets
• new products and services (both on and off farm) to assist growers to effectively compete in global grain markets
• the awareness and capacity to optimise adoption of grains research outputs.