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Crop Tech Corner
Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter
Tue Apr 22, 2014 07:21 AM CDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (DTN) -- A scan of crop news finds research underway to make wheat varieties that are more heat tolerant and disease resistant. Syngenta is launching a technology that extracts more ethanol from corn, and Beck's Hybrids has announced a multi-million-dollar expansion.

From the world of crops research, news and technology:

WILD, WILD WHEAT

While rooting around in ancient grassy relatives of wheat, government scientists have located a gene that could control a wheat fungus that threatens up to 90% of the world's wheat. The fungus, Ug99 (Puccinia graminis), is a fast-evolving stem rust. It has plagued African and ...

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