The University of Queensland (UQ) researchers have developed a system for rapid screening of cereal crops for desirable traits. The system has been demonstrated to reduce the timeframe of cultivar development from 10-20 years to 6 years.

The system combines modern breeding techniques in a unique way, comprising: rapid generation advance under controlled conditions; efficient phenotyping methods for target traits; genomic selection using molecular markers; and innovative breeding schemes to move multiple genes for multiple traits simultaneously.