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Assembly 2023


The Wheat Breeding Society of Australia is a national body committed to ensuring Australia continues to develop sustainable wheat varieties suitable for Australian wheat growing systems.

The primary role of the Wheat Breeding Society is to convene a regular meeting (The Assembly) of wheat breeders and allied researchers.


Wheat Breeding Assembly

Wheat Breeding Assembly, Australia’s wheat breeding forum, brings together breeders, researchers and other industry stakeholders to build a stronger, more resilient and profitable  Australian wheat industry. WBA2023 will be held 28 – 31 August at The Crossing Theatre, Narrabri.

This is the event where Australia’s wheat breeders get together with each other and with researchers, students, growers, agronomists, end users and policymakers to challenge the following:

  • What future wheat varieties need to meet the challenges of future environments, cropping systems, markets and products?
  • What innovations in breeding practice will accelerate variety development and increase genetic gain?
  • What new science and technology can be harnessed to boost progress in wheat breeding?

The WBA2023 program will be industry led as authors are invited through a call for abstracts to outline the latest research and innovations that are progressing the industry to meet future demands. The WBA2023 program will address critical issues around innovation, technology and markets and their impact on grains, gains and profits.

Narrabri welcomes you!

Narrabri is in the heartland of New South Wales’ cotton, cereal and pulse industry. Further, it is home to a world-class cluster of scientific research, education and infrastructure in crop breeding. Among the crops, wheat remains the most important and a trip to Narrabri will immerse you in this nationally significant industry.

As a destination, Narrabri offers a variety of accommodation options close to the venue and a list of activities, attractions and things to explore.


Venue: The Crossing Theatre

WBA2023 will be held at The Crossing Theatre situated in the heart of town, framed by the Narrabri River and surrounding precinct.

Narrabri’s premier conference venue is an easy walk from the accommodation options located in the town’s centre and offers ample car parking for those driving.

The program also includes an optional tour to the Plant Breeding Institute comprising 430 ha of land, complemented by laboratories, storage and workspace.

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