Wheat Research for a Hotter, More Crowded Planet

Outlet: The New York Times

January 18, 2011

A $25 million grant for wheat and barley genetics research will help agronomists develop varieties suited for a warmer world with more mouths to feed. Headed by the University of California, Davis, the grant will allow 55 researchers, plant breeders and educators across 21 states to examine how evolving wheat and barley varieties — which use similar technologies in breeding labs — respond to biotic (pests and diseases) and abiotic (floods and droughts) stresses…

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