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India: Govt agencies get guards to keep tab on spoilt wheat

India: Govt agencies get guards to keep tab on spoilt wheat | WHEAT | Scoop.it

PUNGRAIN claims that the rotten stock is usually auctioned off. It is used as cattle feed or in breweries or is simply destroyed. But in some of the warehouses that The Indian Express visited, some of the stock has been around for almost eight years. 

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Canadian wheat area to drop this year, exports too

Canadian wheat area to drop this year, exports too | WHEAT | Scoop.it
US officials take a more downbeat view of Canada's wheat prospects this year than other commentators, citing the ending of a currency tailwind
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Wheat production in Egypt is not ‘profitable’: Report

Domestic production of wheat in Egypt is declining due to a reduction in the area of arable land allocated for its cultivation as farmers turn to more profitable crops.
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Scientists discover sleeper gene which stops pre-harvest sprouting

Scientists discover sleeper gene which stops pre-harvest sprouting | WHEAT | Scoop.it
A group of scientists from CSIRO have discovered a sleeper gene, which provides resistance to pre-harvest sprouting in two lines of Australian wheat.
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Enzymes with the potential to increase wheat yields

Enzymes with the potential to increase wheat yields | WHEAT | Scoop.it
Wheat yields could be significantly increased thanks to varieties with a superior form of a common enzyme, according to new research.
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Nepal: Wheat output expected to fall ‘6 percent’

Nepal: Wheat output expected to fall ‘6 percent’ | WHEAT | Scoop.it

Nepal’s wheat production has been projected to fall sharply this year—after three straight years of growth—on account of winter drought across the country. 

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UN FAO publishes new guide: Save and Grow in practice: maize, rice, wheat

UN FAO publishes new guide: Save and Grow in practice: maize, rice, wheat | WHEAT | Scoop.it

This guide describes the practical application of FAO’s ‘Save and Grow’ model of sustainable crop production intensification to the world’s key food security crops: maize, rice and wheat. With examples from Africa, Asia and Latin America, it shows how ecosystem-based farming systems are helping smallholder farmers to boost cereal yields, strengthen their livelihoods, reduce pressure on the environment, and build resilience to climate change. The guide will be a valuable reference for policymakers and development practitioners during the global transition to sustainable food and agriculture.

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Weetabix renews pledge to source 100% British wheat

Weetabix renews pledge to source 100% British wheat | WHEAT | Scoop.it
Weetabix has pledged to source all its wheat from British farmers for its products to mark the launch of the government's new Great British Food Unit. The
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Surprise discovery: Virus may benefit drought-stressed wheat

Surprise discovery: Virus may benefit drought-stressed wheat | WHEAT | Scoop.it

An aphid species that has significantly increased its population in the Northwest in recent years can't spread barley yellow dwarf virus but can make conditions more favorable for other aphid species that vector the disease, according to new research findings.The virus also appears to help drought-stressed wheat.

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Bread wheat genome to be decoded by end of 2017

Bread wheat genome to be decoded by end of 2017 | WHEAT | Scoop.it
The International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium hopes full sequence will help breeders in developing world.
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But Ravi Singh, a researcher at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center in Mexico, says wheat breeders in the developing world would benefit more from direct financial support than from access to sequencing data.

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Researcher aims at developing ‘celiac-safe’ wheat

Researcher aims at developing ‘celiac-safe’ wheat | WHEAT | Scoop.it

Kansas researcher Chris Miller is working with the Kansas Wheat Commission on celiac-safe wheat. A Kansas researcher hopes to develop wheat varieties that people with celiac disease can eat. Celiac disease causes extreme sensitivity to the gluten in wheat and some other foods.

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Canadian Researchers Help Lead Wheat Genome Sequencing Breakthrough

Canadian Researchers Help Lead Wheat Genome Sequencing Breakthrough | WHEAT | Scoop.it
An international consortium of scientists has announced it has been able to crack the code for understanding the order of about 90 per cent of the highly complex genome of bread wheat, the most widely grown cereal in the world.
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Saskatoon to host International Wheat Congress in 2019

Saskatoon to host International Wheat Congress in 2019 | WHEAT | Scoop.it
Crop scientists from around the world will be eyeing flights to Saskatoon after a local group won a bid to bring the International Wheat Congress to the city in 2019.
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Iran companies interested to grow rice, wheat in Africa

Iran companies interested to grow rice, wheat in Africa | WHEAT | Scoop.it

More than 10 Iranian companies have expressed interest in growing and processing rice, corn and wheat in East Africa, Iranian Ambassador to Kenya Hadi Farajvand has said.

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Heavy rains aid Australian wheat growers, set to add to global glut

Heavy rains aid Australian wheat growers, set to add to global glut | WHEAT | Scoop.it
SYDNEY - Recent rains have improved the outlook for wheat farmers in Australia, the world's fourth largest wheat exporter, putting them on track for a bumper...
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Scientists share strategy to halt migratory wheat disease

Scientists share strategy to halt migratory wheat disease | WHEAT | Scoop.it
Scientist Ravi Singh is in Washington this week to officially become a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for “distinguished contributions to the field of agricultural research and development, particularly in wheat genetics, pathology and breeding.”
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Government policy may be biggest threat to Indian wheat

Government policy may be biggest threat to Indian wheat | WHEAT | Scoop.it
Despite weather concerns surrounding India’s current wheat crop, history suggests that India’s food security relies mainly on policy.
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South Koreans eat more Western-style wheat treats as rice consumption falls

South Koreans eat more Western-style wheat treats as rice consumption falls | WHEAT | Scoop.it
South Koreans are gradually eating more bread in place of the longtime staple rice as Western influence grows and bakeries gain popularity particularly with the country's on-the-go urbanites.
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Canada aims to leapfrog U.S. in global wheat trade

Canada aims to leapfrog U.S. in global wheat trade | WHEAT | Scoop.it
Canada is aiming to supplant the United States as the Western Hemisphere's dominant wheat exporter, as its invigorated grain-exporting sector cashes in on weakening currency and cheap freight rates.
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MSU Montana Agricultural Experiment Station releases wheat variety Egan resistant to wheat midge

MSU Montana Agricultural Experiment Station releases wheat variety Egan resistant to wheat midge | WHEAT | Scoop.it
The Montana State University Montana Agricultural Experiment Station has released a new spring wheat variety, Egan, that is resistant to the orange blossom wheat midge. It is the first-ever certified variety intended to be blended with other seed.
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World wheat output to fall in 2016-17 - but stocks to stay high

World wheat output to fall in 2016-17 - but stocks to stay high | WHEAT | Scoop.it
The International Grains Council sees the global harvest falling to a three-year low. But inventories will stay a near-record levels nonetheless
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Canadien Grain Comission Goes Through With Wheat Class Changes

Canadien Grain Comission Goes Through With Wheat Class Changes | WHEAT | Scoop.it
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U.S. Wheat applauds WTO end to export subsidies

U.S. Wheat applauds WTO end to export subsidies | WHEAT | Scoop.it
U.S. Wheat Associates welcomes the World Trade Organization's elimination of export subsidies, but has concerns about moves that could threaten equal trade.
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Video: Great footage of the wheat harvest in Norway last year

Video: Great footage of the wheat harvest in Norway last year | WHEAT | Scoop.it
This great drone footage from Norway shows the 2015 wheat harvest in the south of the country.
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U.S. Farmers Plant Fewer Winter Wheat Acres

U.S. farmers planted fewer acres into winter wheat last fall as growers in top-producing states, including Kansas, cut back on the crop, a government report released Tuesday shows.
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