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Wheat price keeps sliding on bumper global crop

Wheat price keeps sliding on bumper global crop | Wheat | Scoop.it

Prospects of a bumper worldwide grain crop and news that new European trade sanctions against Russia will not include agriculture are continuing to drive down wheat prices.

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Rising temperatures hinder Indian wheat production

Rising temperatures hinder Indian wheat production | Wheat | Scoop.it

Geographers at the University of Southampton have found a link between increasing average temperatures in India and a reduction in wheat production.

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Not really new discovery, but always good to get new supporting data and information...

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China: Genome Editing Technology Develops New Disease-resistance Wheat Seeds

China: Genome Editing Technology Develops New Disease-resistance Wheat Seeds | Wheat | Scoop.it

Chinese scientists develop new wheat seeds that have the ability to resist wheat powdery mildew, a common disease that largely reduces the quality and quantity of wheat production.

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Fiendish wheat genome reveals grain's history

Fiendish wheat genome reveals grain's history | Wheat | Scoop.it

A draft genome sequence of wheat promises to speed efforts to breed new types of one of the world’s most important crops — and to reveal the tangled genomic history of an ancient staple. In a suite of papers published today in Science1–4, the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium has unveiled initial portraits of the genome from Triticum aestivum, better known as bread wheat.

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Australia: Breakthrough to fast-track yellow spot resistant wheat

Australia: Breakthrough to fast-track yellow spot resistant wheat | Wheat | Scoop.it

Western Australian scientists have achieved a breakthrough to accelerate breeding of new wheat varieties resistant to the disease yellow spot.

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UK: World wheat record attempt turns to water

UK: World wheat record attempt turns to water | Wheat | Scoop.it
One Shropshire grower’s attempt at a top wheat yield looks to be going well as he starts irrigating his crop. David Jones makes a second visit to see how the challenge to capture his brother’s world wheat record crown is now progressing.
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US: Central Alberta winter wheat fields hit hard by stripe rust

US: Central Alberta winter wheat fields hit hard by stripe rust | Wheat | Scoop.it
Severe stripe rust infections in central Alberta have put wheat growers on high alert, says a federal research scientist. “Because wheat is such an important crop, stripe rust is one of those disea...
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Website lists wheat variety falling number performance

Website lists wheat variety falling number performance | Wheat | Scoop.it
Capital Press USDA Agricultural Research Service research plant molecular geneticist Camille Steber and Washington State University researchers have launched a website designed to help farmers compare data to determine which wheat varieties may be susceptible to low falling number scores.

The website is here:  http://steberlab.org/project7599data.php

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The Life Cycle of Wheat Stem Rust

The Borlaug Global Rust Initiative Presents: The Life Cycle of Wheat Stem Rust. This educational animation details the complex and amazing life cycle of Pucc...
CIMMYT, Int.'s insight:

Beautifully done very clear video about lifecycle of stem rust. Kudos to BGRI!

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US: WSU, Syngenta team up to market wheat variety Dayn in S. Idaho

US: WSU, Syngenta team up to market wheat variety Dayn in S. Idaho | Wheat | Scoop.it
Capital Press A new agreement between Syngenta and Washington State University allows the company to market the university's hard white spring wheat variety, Dayn, to farmers in Southern Idaho.
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Maybe good model for universities and private sector in less developed countries too?

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EU poised to dethrone US as world's top wheat exporter

EU poised to dethrone US as world's top wheat exporter | Wheat | Scoop.it
LONDON/CHICAGO, June 18 (Reuters) - The European Union islikely to surpass the United States to become the top worldwheat exporter next season as high freight rates help EUsuppliers tighten their grip
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Turkey: bad weather conditions decrease wheat production

Turkey: bad weather conditions decrease wheat production | Wheat | Scoop.it

Turkey: bad weather conditions decrease wheat production, The crop expected down to below 18 million tons in 2014.

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Australia: New leaf rust threat to popular wheat varieties

Australia: New leaf rust threat to popular wheat varieties | Wheat | Scoop.it
WA wheatgrowers have been advised to monitor crops throughout the season for signs of leaf rust following testing which confirmed an increased risk of rust in popular wheat varieties.
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Australia: Tackling exotic cereal rust 'blow-ins' - Agriculture

Australia: Tackling exotic cereal rust 'blow-ins' - Agriculture | Wheat | Scoop.it

ASTUTE plant breeding and natural isolation have helped Australia avoid some of the worst cereal rust disease outbreaks which have savaged other parts of the world.

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Evogene amends Bayer wheat agreement

Evogene amends Bayer wheat agreement | Wheat | Scoop.it
Evogene Ltd. announced an amendment to the remaining work plan under its collaboration with Bayer CropScience LP (Bayer) for improved wheat.
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US/Washington: Iconic breeder writes the book on club wheat

US/Washington: Iconic breeder writes the book on club wheat | Wheat | Scoop.it
Capital Press Retired USDA Agricultural Research Service wheat breeder Bob Allan recently self-published a book devoted to club wheat, a key sub-class of soft white wheat.
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Boron tolerance discovery for higher wheat yields

Boron tolerance discovery for higher wheat yields | Wheat | Scoop.it
Australian scientists have identified the genes in wheat that control tolerance to a significant yield-limiting soil condition found around the globe – boron toxicity.
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Middle East: Combating wheat stripe rust essential for region’s food security

Middle East: Combating wheat stripe rust essential for region’s food security | Wheat | Scoop.it
Climate change is expected to increase the spread and severity of rust diseases, further threatening food security. To combat stripe rust, greater investments in research and regional coordination are essential.
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Springtime for wheat starts with a gene that ‘sees’ light

Springtime for wheat starts with a gene that ‘sees’ light | Wheat | Scoop.it
Scientists from the University of California, Davis, have discovered the function of a gene that allows wheat to discern the length of each day and night. When they knocked out the gene, wheat
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Danish wheat breeder brings disease resistance to UK

Danish wheat breeder brings disease resistance to UK | Wheat | Scoop.it
A collaboration between Danish and British breeders will bear its first fruits this autumn as a new hard feed wheat comes to the UK market. Adam Clarke went to Denmark to find out how their low input system has helped its selection.
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Bulgaria: Heavy Rain Ruined 25% of Bulgaria’s Wheat Harvest

Bulgaria: Heavy Rain Ruined 25% of Bulgaria’s Wheat Harvest | Wheat | Scoop.it
The heavy rain has ruined around 250 000 decares of wheat area, according to Bulgarian Agriculture Minister Dimitar Grekov. In a Sunday interview for the Bulgarian National Radio, Grekov announced that Bulgaria had anticipated a harvest of 5 million tons of bread wheat, the best yield in 8-9 years, prior to the floods.
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US farmers abandoning wheat crops

US farmers abandoning wheat crops | Wheat | Scoop.it
US grain growers are facing their worst harvest in more than 50 years.
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Really? Would farmer who is growing wheat for decades abandon the crop just because of one bad season? That just doesn't sound very probable ...

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Dr. Sanjaya Rajaram, Former CIMMYT Wheat Program Director Wins 2014 World Food Prize​

Dr. Sanjaya Rajaram, Former CIMMYT Wheat Program Director Wins 2014 World Food Prize​ | Wheat | Scoop.it
Sustainably increase the productivity of maize and wheat systems to ensure global food security and reduce poverty
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Canada: Stripe rust on winter wheat being reported near Olds, Alta.

Canada: Stripe rust on winter wheat being reported near Olds, Alta. | Wheat | Scoop.it
Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development – On June 2, Drs. Krishan Kumar and Kequan Xi saw heavy infections of stripe rust on winter wheat in the cereal breeding nursery at Olds. They did not see ...
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Backyard breeder: Retired Bellingham professor develops promising variety of spring wheat

Backyard breeder: Retired Bellingham professor develops promising variety of spring wheat | Wheat | Scoop.it
Merrill Lewis focused on Western American literature and Pacific Northwest writers while teaching at Western Washington University from 1962 to 1994. He now spends his days studying the spring wheat he grows in his small garden in the Sehome neighborhood.
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