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K-State's leadership in wheat research recognized with $1.6M grant

Kansas State University wheat researchers are leading efforts to develop a better understanding of the wheat genome. The National Science Foundation's Plant Genome Program awarded the researchers a three-year, $1.6 million grant to fund projects and collaborations to help train new generations to answer challenging plant genomics questions.

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Calyxt boosts its wheat pipeline

Calyxt, Inc., a Minnesota-based company focusing on developing healthier food products, announced that it has signed an exclusive license agreement with Plant Bioscience Limited (PBL) for a bread wheat trait generated using gene editing.

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Fact sheet available on wheat disease new to Kansas

Kansas is hosting an unwanted traveler this year – wheat flag smut has made its way into the state’s wheat fields for the first time since the 1930s. The fungal disease poses no threat to humans or animals and has no effect on grain quality, but can reduce yields.

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Planting with scabby seeds, five recommendations

Although scab was not widespread in Ohio this year, there were a few pockets with high levels of the disease in some parts of the state. In addition, persistent rainfall over the last several weeks has caused producers to be concerned about grain quality even in fields without high levels of scab. One of the main questions being asked is whether scab will affect the quality of the wheat seed this fall.

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