Crop Tech Corner
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Fri Oct 9, 2015 10:40 AM CDT

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


Wheat scientists at Kansas State University have developed a procedure to identify wild relatives of wheat plants, according to a news release from KSU,….

Scientists used the procedure to study a chromosome known as 5M that comes from a wheat progenitor called Aegilops geniculate. Researchers say the chromosome contains a group of important agronomic genes. In particular, the genes could be used to breed wheat varieties resistant to wheat rust.

The results of the KSU ...

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