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AgriGenomics: A Hungry World and the Hunt for Higher Yield Wheat

AgriGenomics: A Hungry World and the Hunt for Higher Yield Wheat | WHEAT | Scoop.it
With global wheat production down and human populations up, better insight into wheat - improving yields along with drought and pathogen resistance - is cr
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UK: Scientists issue rallying cry for wheat blast research

UK: Scientists issue rallying cry for wheat blast research | WHEAT | Scoop.it
A team of scientists is turning to the combined knowledge of the global scientific community to address an emerging threat to Asian agriculture.
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Wheat blast disease appears in Bangladesh putting farmer livelihoods at risk

Wheat blast disease appears in Bangladesh putting farmer livelihoods at risk | WHEAT | Scoop.it
International scientists are on high alert as they develop tactics to fight a deadly wheat disease that has emerged in Bangladesh, affecting
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German planting switch means lower wheat harvest forecast

German planting switch means lower wheat harvest forecast | WHEAT | Scoop.it
German farmers have planted less wheat and more rapeseed than previously thought, meaning 2016's wheat crop will fall by 3.7 percent on the year to 25.57 million tonnes, Germany's farm cooperatives association said on Tuesday.
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Africa spends $15bn on wheat imports

Africa spends $15bn on wheat imports | WHEAT | Scoop.it

Africa spends $15 billion every year to import wheat as its countries cannot produce enough to meet domestic requirements, experts attending the on-going four day Support to Agricultural Research for Development of Strategic Crops (SARD-CS) wheat annual review and planning meeting have said.

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UK: Gene-Detecting Technology Brings Resilient Super Wheat Closer to Reality

UK: Gene-Detecting Technology Brings Resilient Super Wheat Closer to Reality | WHEAT | Scoop.it
Effective use of these resistance genes in wheat could increase global yields and vastly reduce the need for agro-chemical applications.
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Devastating wheat fungus appears in Asia (Bangladesh) for first time

Devastating wheat fungus appears in Asia (Bangladesh) for first time | WHEAT | Scoop.it
Scientists race to determine origin of  Bangladesh outbreak, which they warn could spread farther afield.
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UK: Swap second wheat for triticale to lift margins

UK: Swap second wheat for triticale to lift margins | WHEAT | Scoop.it
Replacing second wheat with triticale can lift gross margins by £27/ha, according to the latest Adas report. While triticale is not currently widely grown
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Business Opportunity: Africa Needs More Wheat Growers

Business Opportunity: Africa Needs More Wheat Growers | WHEAT | Scoop.it
Business Opportunity: Africa Needs More Wheat Growers. African countries spends nearly $15 billion annually importing wheat
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First report of blast disease on wheat in South Asia

First report of blast disease on wheat in South Asia | WHEAT | Scoop.it
One of the most fearsome and intractable wheat diseases in recent decades is wheat blast. Experts had feared the possible spread of blast from Latin America to regions of Africa and Asia where conditions are similar. A severe outbreak of blast in key wheat districts of southwestern Bangladesh in early 2016 has confirmed the truth of these predictions.
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USA: South Dakota Wheat Crop Could Be Smallest in 37 Years

USA: South Dakota Wheat Crop Could Be Smallest in 37 Years | WHEAT | Scoop.it
USDA expects South Dakota farmers to plant 2.28 million acres of winter wheat and spring wheat. That would be the lowest planting since 1979.
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A lesson from wheat evolution: From the wild to our spaghetti dish

A lesson from wheat evolution: From the wild to our spaghetti dish | WHEAT | Scoop.it
While wheat has been much maligned recently for it's gluten content, and new suspicions casted about as to its nutritional value, scientists have been eager to trace the evolutionary history of wheat to better understan
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Coming soon: a zinc-rich variety of wheat in India

Coming soon: a zinc-rich variety of wheat in India | WHEAT | Scoop.it
Wheat is the staple diet in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. The farmers here typically have very small landholdings and consume about 70 per cent of what they produce.
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US: Fresh-Milled Bread Movement Might Make America's Bread Great Again

US: Fresh-Milled Bread Movement Might Make America's Bread Great Again | WHEAT | Scoop.it
It appears bakeries countrywide are starting to produce bread made from fresh-milled flour that is as tasty as it is healthful.
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The story behind India's missing wheat stock

The story behind India's missing wheat stock | WHEAT | Scoop.it
Read more about The story behind India's missing wheat stock on Business Standard. A cool weather laden with moisture is good for the wheat crop. However, such a climate has been absent this year
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Argentina forecasted to increase wheat area by 25% for a 15/16 million tons crop

Argentina forecasted to increase wheat area by 25% for a 15/16 million tons crop | WHEAT | Scoop.it
Argentine wheat exports more than doubled in the first quarter, government data showed, as farmers rushed to sell stockpiles ahead of an expected jump in plantings spurred by the open-market policies of new President Mauricio Macri. The surge in Argentine supply is hitting an oversaturated world market and putting downward pressure on wheat prices already near their lowest levels in six years.
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Nigeria: Boko Haram stops 400 hectares of wheat cultivation in Borno

Nigeria: Boko Haram stops 400 hectares of wheat cultivation in Borno | WHEAT | Scoop.it
Lake Chad Research Institute, LCRI, Maiduguri, Borno State, has said the activities of the Boko Haram insurgents stalled the cultivation of over 400 hectares of wheat in Marte Local Government Area and some parts of the north east.
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Australia-China research aims to make rice and wheat healthier

Australia-China research aims to make rice and wheat healthier | WHEAT | Scoop.it
An Australia-China research centre based at Adelaide University hopes to develop healthier wheat and rice, to boost diets and life expectancies.
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India: Private traders far more active in wheat procurement

India: Private traders far more active in wheat procurement | WHEAT | Scoop.it
Read more about Private traders far more active in wheat procurement on Business Standard. Wheat is being bought at a premium of Rs 25-50 a quintal in MP, UP and Rajasthan, curtailing availability for govt agencies
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IGC raises 2016/17 world wheat crop forecast

IGC raises 2016/17 world wheat crop forecast | WHEAT | Scoop.it
The International Grains Council (IGC) on Thursday raised its forecasts for 2016/17 world wheat and corn crops, with total supply potentially reaching a record level.
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India: Punjab wheat procurement crisis: Caught in the crossfire

India: Punjab wheat procurement crisis: Caught in the crossfire | WHEAT | Scoop.it
As banks freeze lending to Punjab government, payments of over Rs 8,000 crore to farmers held up.
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Canada: Too many wheat research projects point to problem

Canada: Too many wheat research projects point to problem | WHEAT | Scoop.it
Right now, 266 wheat research projects are in progress across Canada. 
 If that number seems high, that’s because it is. 
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India: Flour mills to continue importing wheat from Australia despite 25% duty

India: Flour mills to continue importing wheat from Australia despite 25% duty | WHEAT | Scoop.it
Local flour mills are expected to sign more contracts to source wheat from Australia despite them paying a 25% import duty, as demand for better quality grains in India.
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India: It’s Haryana versus Punjab in wheat-harvesting season

India: It’s Haryana versus Punjab in wheat-harvesting season | WHEAT | Scoop.it
Owners of combine harvesters in Haryana are facing losses this year due to an increasing competition from their counterparts pouring in from the neighbouring state of Punjab. But farmers as rejoicing as, thanks to the tug-of-war of sorts, the cost on harvesting wheat has fallen by Rs 400. Harvesting wheat on an acre in the region now costs Rs 1,000.
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USA: Clemson scientist helping to restore ancient Southern wheat

USA: Clemson scientist helping to restore ancient Southern wheat | WHEAT | Scoop.it
Purple Straw is the only heirloom wheat to have been cultivated continually in the South from the colonial period into the last quarter of the 20th century. It remained a crop wheat until the 1970s, when it was abandoned and replaced by more productive modern hybrids. Now only a few seeds remain of this tasty, nutritious and hardy winter grain. But they're in good hands.
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