Researchers to Collaborate on $25 Million USDA Project to Develop Climate Change-Resistant Strains of Wheat

Outlet: Today@Colorado State

February 17, 2011

Researchers at Colorado State University will participate in a five-year, $25 million U.S. Department of Agriculture project addressing the impact of climate change on wheat and barley… “This project is significant for Colorado because it will help locate the genes for two traits – drought tolerance and nitrogen use efficiency– that are critically important to the state’s wheat growers,” said Patrick Byrne, professor in the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences…

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