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How ISIS Uses Wheat Supplies To Tighten Its Control In Iraq

How ISIS Uses Wheat Supplies To Tighten Its Control In Iraq | WHEAT | Scoop.it
A wheat farmer from outside Mosul, Paulis and his family fled the militant group Islamic State early last month. The group overran the family farm as part of its offensive that captured vast swathes of territory in northern Iraq. Two weeks later, Paulis, who is a Christian, received a phone call from a man who said he was an Islamic State fighter.
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UK: Record wheat yield attempt slips up but lessons learned

UK: Record wheat yield attempt slips up but lessons learned | WHEAT | Scoop.it
A world wheat yield record attempt in Shropshire unearthed some valuable lessons towards achieving greater output. David Jones makes his third visit to see how one grower fared in his quest to capture his brother’s global yield crown.
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USDA: Unapproved GMO Wheat Found In Montana Research Field

USDA: Unapproved GMO Wheat Found In Montana Research Field | WHEAT | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) — Unregulated genetically modified wheat has popped up in a second location in the United States, this time in Montana, the Agriculture Department said Friday.
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Scientists Discover How to Breed Non-GMO Super Wheat—but It Will Take Some Genetic Engineering to Get There

Scientists Discover How to Breed Non-GMO Super Wheat—but It Will Take Some Genetic Engineering to Get There | WHEAT | Scoop.it
A new process could allow for highly targeted crosses between the domesticated crop and its wild relatives.
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Tasmanian farmers aim to break wheat yield records

Tasmanian farmers aim to break wheat yield records | WHEAT | Scoop.it
Tasmanian farmers have been challenged to set new a Australian wheat yield record of at least 13.5 tonnes per hectare.
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Researchers explain mystery of cereal grain defense

Researchers explain mystery of cereal grain defense | WHEAT | Scoop.it
PULLMAN, Wash. - Crop scientists at Washington State University have explained how genes in the barley plant turn on defenses against aging and stressors like drought, heat and disease.
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Creating 480 varieties of wheat is deserving of the World Food Prize

Creating 480 varieties of wheat is deserving of the World Food Prize | WHEAT | Scoop.it
Improving wheat is a major challenge for agricultural scientists. The world’s population continues to grow – and so does its appetite. Sanjaya Rajaram, winner of the 2014 World Food Prize, used an innovative…
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Australia: Wheat breeders visit Mexico to select potential lines

Australia: Wheat breeders visit Mexico to select potential lines | WHEAT | Scoop.it

Mexico might be known as the land of avocados and tequila but it's also home to the largest wheat gene bank in the world, and for more than 40 years Australian plant breeders have traveled to the Latin American country to access the elite material.

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Canada: Alliance offers support for winter wheat growers

A new group aims to offer information and support to winter wheat growers. Bayer Crop Science, Richardson International, and Ducks Unlimited are collaborating on the Western Winter Wheat Initiative...
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Taking a shortcut to improving wheat

Taking a shortcut to improving wheat | WHEAT | Scoop.it
In 2011 the world's farms produced a total of 681 million tonnes of wheat, but with an ever growing demand from a growing population, there is a real need for increasing yields yet further.
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Australia: InterGrain launches new Noodle wheat varieties

Australia: InterGrain launches new Noodle wheat varieties | WHEAT | Scoop.it

GRAIN growers will have more options at seeding next year following the launch of two new Noodle wheat varieties this week.

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Monsanto, Soft-White Wheat Farmers Reach Settlement; Details Still Being Finalized

Monsanto, Soft-White Wheat Farmers Reach Settlement; Details Still Being Finalized | WHEAT | Scoop.it
The details are still being finalized, but Monsanto and a group of soft-white wheat farmers have reached a “settlement in principle” over the discovery of genetically modified wheat in an Oregon field in 2013.
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Australia: 11 new varieties on Wheat Quality Australia’s wheat variety master list

Australia: 11 new varieties on Wheat Quality Australia’s wheat variety master list | WHEAT | Scoop.it

ELEVEN new wheat varieties have been included in the industry’s new variety master list released this week.

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2015 world wheat area will be largest for 17 years

2015 world wheat area will be largest for 17 years | WHEAT | Scoop.it
The 2015 world wheat area is forecast to be the largest for 17 years, led mainly by an expected increase in the US crop area.
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Oregon GMO Wheat Investigation Closed, But Another One Opens

Oregon GMO Wheat Investigation Closed, But Another One Opens | WHEAT | Scoop.it
Investigators from the U.S. Department of Agriculture say they cannot figure out how genetically modified wheat got into an Oregon field. Now GM wheat has been found growing in Montana, too.
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Canada: Farmer-led research to find new feed wheat varieties

Canada: Farmer-led research to find new feed wheat varieties | WHEAT | Scoop.it
CANADA - Farmer-led research to find new feed wheat varieties will receive $400,000 as part of a commitment to innovation under Growing Forward two, announced Federal Agriculture Minister, Gerry Ritz, and Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Minister, Ron Kostyshyn.
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Korean researcher developing wheat that does not sprout when exposed to wet harvest conditions

Korean researcher developing wheat that does not sprout when exposed to wet harvest conditions | WHEAT | Scoop.it
Visiting scientist Dae Wook Kim hopes to develop a line of Korean wheat that does not sprout when exposed to wet harvest conditions, thanks to genetic screening techniques he learned at South Dakota State University.
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Bulgaria to Export over 2 M Tonnes of Wheat in 2014

Bulgaria to Export over 2 M Tonnes of Wheat in 2014 | WHEAT | Scoop.it
Bulgaria to export over 2 million tonnes of wheat in 2014, despite the lower yields compared to 2013, according to Ignat Angelov, Chair of the Union of Agricultural Cooperatives “Danube 2000.”
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Australia: Wheat trend risks Japanese noodle market

Australia: Wheat trend risks Japanese noodle market | WHEAT | Scoop.it
AUSTRALIAN Export Grains Innovation Centre (AEGIC) strategic market analyst Peter Elliott believes Australia must uphold its reputation as a stable supplier of Noodle wheat if it's to maintain its market stronghold in Japan.
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China Reduces Wheat Irrigation as Farming Depletes Groundwater

China Reduces Wheat Irrigation as Farming Depletes Groundwater | WHEAT | Scoop.it
China is reducing crop irrigation in regions with water shortages as the world’s biggest grain consumer seeks to ease pressure on declining aquifers.
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Australia: New durum variety key to pasta industry

Australia: New durum variety key to pasta industry | WHEAT | Scoop.it

Scientists are hoping a new variety of durum wheat will be the key to boosting Australia's presence in the global pasta manufacturing industry.

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US/Washington: 'Most famous wheat gene' found

US/Washington: 'Most famous wheat gene' found | WHEAT | Scoop.it
Washington State University researchers have found 'the most famous wheat gene,' a reproductive traffic cop of sorts that can be used to transfer valuable genes from other plants to wheat.
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Australia: Agronomists Have Figured Out How To Grow 50% More Wheat Without Adding Extra Water

Australia: Agronomists Have Figured Out How To Grow 50% More Wheat Without Adding Extra Water | WHEAT | Scoop.it
Australian grain farmers are growing 50% more wheat thanks to new farming methods designed to solve water deficiencies.
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The future of our crops is at risk in conflict zones

The future of our crops is at risk in conflict zones | WHEAT | Scoop.it
Wild species related to our crops which are crucial as potential future food resources have been identified by University of Birmingham scientists, however, a significant proportion are found in conflict zones in the Middle East, where their conservation is increasingly comprised.
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UK: Harvest verdict: Bumper barley and wheat yields but quality down

UK: Harvest verdict: Bumper barley and wheat yields but quality down | WHEAT | Scoop.it
Both winter and spring barley have had a bumper year for yields, but at the cost of specific weights and grain nitrogen content.
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