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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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Bangladesh: Wheat brings no cheers to farmers

Bangladesh: Wheat brings no cheers to farmers | WHEAT | Scoop.it
Farmers have started harvesting wheat but low prices of the grain have dampened their hopes of counting profits this season.“We didn't get good prices for paddy and we are not going to get that for wheat either. It looks like my losses will be high this year,” said Abdul Hai, a small farmer in Pabna, a northern district.The grower shared his ordeal after harvesting wheat, which he cultivated on four bighas (33 decimals) of land in winter.
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USA: Historic agreement bolsters CSU's partnership with Colorado wheat growers

USA: Historic agreement bolsters CSU's partnership with Colorado wheat growers | WHEAT | Scoop.it
The agreement will bring critical funding to CSU for new research, outreach and education.
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Canada: Wheat class changes see the end of KVD

Canada: Wheat class changes see the end of KVD | WHEAT | Scoop.it
“The breeding cycle for wheat varieties is eight to 10 years, so you won’t see any direct effects from this until 2016 to 2018 or something like that,” DePauw says.
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Australia: Queensland researchers say traits found in ancient wheat strains could be the key to protecting future crops

Australia: Queensland researchers say traits found in ancient wheat strains could be the key to protecting future crops | WHEAT | Scoop.it
A Queensland research team says traits from ancient wheat could be the key to making modern varieties drought and pest tolerant.
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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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India Extends Wheat Import Tax to Protect Farmers During Harvest

India Extends Wheat Import Tax to Protect Farmers During Harvest | WHEAT | Scoop.it
India extended a tax on wheat imports by three months to protect farmers in the world’s second-largest grower from cheap overseas supplies.
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A world food staple, Canada leading in wheat development

A world food staple, Canada leading in wheat development | WHEAT | Scoop.it
With close to $100 million in funding, research into new plant breeding technology at the Canadian Wheat Alliance, is showing great promise Faouzi Bekkaoui (PhD) is the executive director of the wheat programme at Canada’s National Research Council (NRC) which is an integral partner in the CWA. [medianet id=
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UK: ‘Industrial scale’ plant breeding to develop sustainable wheat varieties

New wheat breeding research centre to be opened at Nottingham University
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Could sourdough bread be the answer to the gluten sensitivity epidemic?

Could sourdough bread be the answer to the gluten sensitivity epidemic? | WHEAT | Scoop.it
Sourdough prepared the old fashioned way, before added gluten and fast-rising yeast became the norm, may be one solution for those who can’t tolerate gluten
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