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The future for grain exports from Argentina and the current status of wheat breeding research in Argentina

February 28, 2017 @ 7:15 am - 9:30 am UTC+8



GIWA Breakfast

Sponsored by Department of Agriculture and Food WA

Keynote Speaker – Gerónimo Watson, Bioceres, Argentina

The future for grain exports from Argentina and the current status of wheat breeding research in Argentina

Geronimo Watson will present on wheat breeding activities and provide a first-hand account of the structural changes underway in Argentina and what is expected to bring about a large increase in grain production and exports. Geronimo will include progress on GM wheat breeding for drought tolerance, and discuss when he believes GM wheats are likely to be commercially grown in Argentina.


Bioceres It is an argentinean biotechnology company funded by 23 farmers 10 years ago. They developed drought resistant soybean and wheat .

History: http://www.bioceres.com.ar/about/history/

Innovation track records: http://www.bioceres.com.ar/our-track-record-of-innovation/

INDEAR, is Bioceres’ R&D business unit, has state-of-the-art biotechnology capabilities and is responsible for facilitating technology sourcing and product development efforts of Bioceres’ collaborations.


Gerónimo Watson

Position Chief Technology Officer
Held Since June 2014
Gerónimo is the chief technology officer of Bioceres, a position he has held since 2014. Gerónimo was the director of INDEAR’s product development efforts from 2011 to 2014, served as the head of technology testing and field operations until 2011 and originally joined INDEAR in 2005 as a member of the Amaranth project. Gerónimo has a master’s degree in agronomy from Kansas State University and a degree in agronomy from the Catholic University of Cordoba.


February 28, 2017
7:15 am - 9:30 am UTC+8
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Grain Industry Association of Western Australia
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