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Crop Tech Corner
Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter
Thu Jul 2, 2015 11:20 AM CDT

ST. LOUIS (DTN) -- This bi-monthly column condenses the latest news in the field of crop technology, research and products.

GE WHEAT FAILS FIRST TEST IN UK

The quest for GE wheat was dealt another setback this month, when UK scientists revealed that an aphid-repellant wheat variety didn't hold up under field conditions. The five-year venture was a lesson in the difference between laboratory results and real-life field outcomes that often plagues agricultural research. Scientists at Rothamsted Research had genetically engineered wheat plants to produce a pheromone that alerts the plant to the aphids' presence and helps repel it. The ...

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