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Nigeria: FG Approves N180 Million to Buy Wheat Seeds

Nigeria: FG Approves N180 Million to Buy Wheat Seeds | WHEAT | Scoop.it

The federal government has approved the release of N180 million for the purchase of foundation seeds from wheat farmers at the Bakalori irrigation site in Zamfara.

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2017-18 world wheat crop forecast raised

2017-18 world wheat crop forecast raised | WHEAT | Scoop.it
The International Grains Council on April 27 raised its forecast for 2017-18 world wheat production to 736.3 million tonnes, up 1.8 million tonnes from the March projection but down 17.1 million tonnes, or 2%, from a record 753.4 million tonnes in 2016-17. If the forecast is realized, the 2017-18 world wheat crop would be the third largest produced, trailing only last year’s record outturn and 736.5 million tonnes in 2015-16.
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No difference between modern and heritage hard red spring wheat for celiac incidence

No difference between modern and heritage hard red spring wheat for celiac incidence | WHEAT | Scoop.it
With the global demand for wheat remaining quite strong, there is a continual need to develop new varieties that have resistance to the latest disease threats, as well as improved
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Considerable transport problems’ cut Australian wheat export hopes

Considerable transport problems’ cut Australian wheat export hopes | WHEAT | Scoop.it
"Considerable transport problems", prompted by a scramble to exploit strong demand for pulses and canola, will deny Australia a record in wheat exports this
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Drones that detect early plant disease could save crops

Drones that detect early plant disease could save crops | WHEAT | Scoop.it
Researchers are developing drones that could detect plant disease before any visible signs show, allowing farmers to stop infections in their tracks.
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Peru's wheat production losing out to quinoa

Peru's wheat production losing out to quinoa | WHEAT | Scoop.it
Grain, flour and feed industry news and commentary offering insight on business, new products, market and product trends, supplier innovations and more.
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SEED TO TABLE: Flour and bread, Part 1

SEED TO TABLE: Flour and bread, Part 1 | WHEAT | Scoop.it
Recently, I overheard a conversation about food where someone said “white bread just turns to sugar.”
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India: Big firms like ITC, HUL & Cargill to fortify wheat flour

India: Big firms like ITC, HUL & Cargill to fortify wheat flour | WHEAT | Scoop.it
FSSAI today said major wheat-flour brands like ITC, HUL, Cargill and Patanjali would begin to fortify wheat flour with iron, folic acid and vitamin B-12.
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Pakistan: Govt expects bumper wheat crop this year

Pakistan: Govt expects bumper wheat crop this year | WHEAT | Scoop.it
LAHORE: Government representatives and farmers expect the country to harvest bumper wheat crop this year, with early harvesting due to a relatively dry season during late Rabi season.
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Bangladeshi scientists offer to help India fight wheat blast

Bangladeshi scientists offer to help India fight wheat blast | WHEAT | Scoop.it
Warning that wheat blast could be “catastrophic” for South Asia, scientists from Bangladesh have offered to help their Indian counterparts tackle the deadly fungal foe, reported here for the first time this year.
Following the first sightings of wheat blast in Indi
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USA: New $700K system a boon to wheat breeders, researchers

USA: New $700K system a boon to wheat breeders, researchers | WHEAT | Scoop.it
The instrument helps researchers understand the metabolome of the plant so they can identify the bio markers that say whether a variety will possess attributes that are valuable to farmers.
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India is the wild card in global wheat production and consumption

India is the wild card in global wheat production and consumption | WHEAT | Scoop.it
Some estimates are calling for an increase of 15 per cent, to 100 million tonnes for the looming harvest
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Canada: Wheat research on the Prairies

Canada: Wheat research on the Prairies | WHEAT | Scoop.it
Canadian wheat research is booming across the Prairies, attracting both private and public investment, and encouraging partnerships and collaborations between governments, wheat commissions and private companies.
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Rwanda: Farmers tipped on wheat growing

Rwanda: Farmers tipped on wheat growing | WHEAT | Scoop.it
Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB) has urged farmers to increase wheat growing so as to meet the target of planting the crop on 95,000 hectares by 2019 across the country.
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Asia faces tight noodle wheat supply, Australian farmers hold back stocks

Asia faces tight noodle wheat supply, Australian farmers hold back stocks | WHEAT | Scoop.it

Asian flour millers are facing tight supplies of a variety of Australian wheat which is used for making mainly noodles, as farmers hold back stocks amid near decade-low prices. Buyers are having difficulty in getting shipments of Australian Standard White (ASW) wheat for the coming months, which could force millers to seek alternative supplies, traders and millers said.

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Australian 2017 wheat crop forecast to reach 24 million tonnes: USDA report

Australian 2017 wheat crop forecast to reach 24 million tonnes: USDA report | WHEAT | Scoop.it
Australia's 2017 wheat crop is forecast to be 24 million tonnes, down from a record 35Mt in 2016, due to depressed cereal prices and an autumn which is forecast to be drier and warmer than average, according to the latest USDA Grain and Feed Annual report.
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Barley genome sequenced

Barley genome sequenced | WHEAT | Scoop.it
Looking for a better beer or single malt Scotch whiskey? A team of researchers at the University of California, Riverside may have you covered. They are among a group of 77 scientists worldwide who have sequenced the complete genome of barley, a key ingredient in beer and single malt Scotch. The research, 10 years in the making, was just published in the journal Nature.
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Sat nav for bread wheat uncovers hidden genes

Sat nav for bread wheat uncovers hidden genes | WHEAT | Scoop.it
Scientists have created the most accurate navigation system for the bread wheat genome to date—allowing academics and breeders to analyse its genes more easily than ever before.
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SEED TO TABLE: Flour and bread, Part 2

SEED TO TABLE: Flour and bread, Part 2 | WHEAT | Scoop.it
Having determined last time that regular white flour is prepared from isolated wheat endosperm, the question becomes: how is whole wheat flour made? The answer turns out not to be
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Iran: Wheat self-sufficiency to continue

Iran: Wheat self-sufficiency to continue | WHEAT | Scoop.it
TEHRAN, Apr. 03 (MNA) – Deputy agriculture minister, while reporting on exports of 250 thousand tons of wheat and flour, said Iran will remain self-sufficient in production and exports of wheat.
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New Zealand: A new world record for wheat yield set by a NZ farmer

New Zealand: A new world record for wheat yield set by a NZ farmer | WHEAT | Scoop.it
A new wheat crop yield world record is eight times higher the average Australian wheat yield.
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Unique wheat passes the test

Unique wheat passes the test | WHEAT | Scoop.it
A unique, patented wheat can have significant importance to agriculture, the environment and undernourished people in developing countries. Animal tests recently demonstrated that this special wheat increases P and Ca digestibility.
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Syngenta: Plans on track for hybrid wheat

Syngenta: Plans on track for hybrid wheat | WHEAT | Scoop.it
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Syngenta is still on track to introduce hybrid wheat in North America by the end of the decade. The launch will […]
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Using genetics to control pre-harvest sprouting in wheat

Using genetics to control pre-harvest sprouting in wheat | WHEAT | Scoop.it
The University of Manitoba is investigating what genes in wheat and barley seeds produce a plant hormone called abscisic acid.
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USA: What's the value of wheat in a loaf of bread?

USA: What's the value of wheat in a loaf of bread? | WHEAT | Scoop.it
Economic indicators in early 2017 show that inflation is on the rise.  The January Consumer Price Index (CPI) was up 2.5% compared to the previous year, the highest year over year increase in over 5 years.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the primary contributors to inflation in the January 2017 CPI were a sharp increase in the gasoline index along with advances in shelter, apparel, and new vehicles.
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