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Phenotyping wheat breeding lines takes on new look

Jackie Rudd, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife Research wheat breeder, and Srirama Krishna Reddy, Ph.D., assistant research scientist, both in Amarillo, said their new walk-behind phenotyper is still a work in progress with respect to data analysis and management, but strapping new technology with old technology is certainly making the process quicker and more reliable.

Disease

Scouting for striped rust and other leaf diseases in wheat

Managing the various fungal pathogens of wheat through the use of varietal selection, proper identification and fungicide use is the single most important reason growers have improved their wheat yields in recent years.

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Updated online tool allows closer look at disease risk in wheat

An online tool that wheat growers can use to determine their crop's risk for Fusarium head blight development has gotten an update that now allows growers to include more personalized information to get closer look at the risk in their area, said a wheat expert from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.

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Plant biosecurity course at BRI combats wheat blast

An innovative course May 18-22 at Kansas State University's Biosecurity Research Institute, or BRI, is offering an overview of the theory and practice of plant biosecurity for participants from 14 countries. Wheat blast, an emerging disease that threatens worldwide food security, is the focus.

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Sensory properties, another criteria for wheat breeding

A new study from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) suggests that bread from certain spelt wheat varieties have differentiated sensory properties that could be considered for future breeding works.

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Freeze-damaged winter wheat in Nebraska panhandle

Most of the winter wheat growing regions from the southern Panhandle into South Dakota received 6 to 18 inches of snow May 9-10.

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ADM and K-State celebrate continued partnership

Although agronomic characteristics and yield continue to be top priorities for the Kansas State University white wheat breeding program, baking quality has become equally important, thanks to a grant from ADM Milling.

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Study: Spring heat more damaging to wheat than fall freeze

A team of researchers including a Kansas State University professor has released results of a study that measures the effects of climate change on wheat yields, findings that may have implications for future wheat breeding efforts worldwide.

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