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Crop Tech Corner
Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter
Fri Jan 16, 2015 01:53 PM CST

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

WHEAT HEATS UP

Winter wheat plants might get a little more summer-friendly, if Kansas State researchers succeed in their quest to build a transgenic wheat variety. According to a Kansas Wheat news release, Kansas State plant pathologist Harold Trick and wheat breeder Allan Fritz have discovered that genes from rice and grapes give wheat plants an ability to tolerate significantly higher summer temperatures. That's good news for winter wheat grown in Kansas, which is responsible for nearly 20% of U.S. ...

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