Kansas researchers looking at new wheat varieties
September 1, 2017
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Research at the Kansas Wheat Innovation Center could revolutionize farming not just in Kansas but around the world.
Scientists there use advanced breeding techniques to isolate sought-after qualities. Different than genetic modification, breeding selects wheat varieties that need less water, can grow in extreme heat, or are durable against disease and pests in process that can take nearly a decade. Researchers at the Kansas Wheat Innovation Center hope to reduce that time so farmers can grow better wheat, faster, said Aaron Harries, vice president of research and op...