Staff Report IBD: Australian citrus growers are expected to learn about the potential impacts of climate change by growing some of their newest varieties in Pakistan’s extreme weather conditions.

Pakistan’s main growing season has temperatures over 40 degrees for three months, without much reliable irrigation.
A group of industry representatives from Pakistan are touring Australia at the moment to learn from local growers how they can improve their less developed industry back home.
But Dr Tahir Khurshid, from NSW Department of Primary Industries, says Australian growers can also benefit from Pakistan.
“We are sending all those mandarins and citrus varieties to see that how they can survive in Pakistani heat in the terms of climate change, and it will be the benefit, the information that they are going to bring back to Australia.”

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