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2012-04-02 10:25:33

WINNIPEG, April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - The Canadian Grain Commission is celebrating its achievements after 100 years of service to Canada's grain producers and the industry. "We are proud to be a part of an industry that has helped shape and continues to shape Canada," says Elwin Hermanson, Chief Commissioner. "We have guaranteed producers the right to fair treatment since 1912, and we've kept pace with the needs of a changing industry over the last 100 years." Grain is one of...

2012-03-26 23:02:09

Eating nutritious food is important for people on a gluten-free diet to maintain good health. Carol Fenster, author of 10 gluten-free cookbooks, offers a guide to choosing the most nutrient-dense options while still avoiding gluten, a protein in wheat that makes some people ill. Denver, CO (PRWEB) March 26, 2012 Eating nutritious food is important for people on a gluten-free diet to maintain good health. Carol Fenster, author of 10 gluten-free gluten-free cookbooks, offers tips for choosing...

2012-03-15 11:56:33

A salt-tolerant variety of durum wheat that outperforms other varieties by 25 per cent on salty soils has been developed by CSIRO scientists using traditional crop breeding techniques. Researchers have introduced a salt-tolerant gene into a commercial durum wheat which has produced spectacular results in field trials. "Salinity already affects more than 20 per cent of the world´s agricultural soils and is an increasing threat to food production due to climate change," CSIRO's Dr...

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2012-03-13 06:53:05

Australian scientists have bred a variety of durum wheat that can grow up to 25% better in salty soils. Scientists from the CSIRO Plant Industry discovered a salt tolerant gene and, using non-GM breeding techniques, implemented this gene into a commercial durum wheat. The field tests of this crop show remarkable results. Researchers from the University of Adelaide´s Waite Research Institute are leading the effort to understand how this specific gene lends the wheat the ability to...

2012-03-12 09:55:40

A team of Australian scientists has bred salt tolerance into a variety of durum wheat that shows improved grain yield by 25% on salty soils. Using 'non-GM' crop breeding techniques, scientists from CSIRO Plant Industry have introduced a salt-tolerant gene into a commercial durum wheat, with spectacular results shown in field tests. Researchers at the University of Adelaide's Waite Research Institute have led the effort to understand how the gene delivers salinity tolerance to the plants....

2012-02-28 14:00:00

DES MOINES, Iowa and ADELAIDE, Australia, Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- DuPont and the Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics (ACPFG) today announced they have expanded their long-standing research collaboration to increase research scale on improving the overall productivity of wheat, as well as other crops. The expanded program brings a new focus on advanced cereal breeding through molecular markers, discovery research for agronomic traits and hybrid seed production in...

2012-02-20 08:00:00

Carol Fenster, a leading culinary authority on the gluten-free lifestyle and author of 10 gluten-free cookbooks, announces a new website at http://www.CarolFenster.com. The site features gluten-free recipes, secrets to baking success, and special tips that are especially helpful for inexperienced cooks. Denver, CO (PRWEB) February 20, 2012 Carol Fenster, a leading culinary authority on the gluten-free lifestyle and author of 10 gluten-free cookbooks, announces a new website at...

2012-02-17 15:00:00

Focal points are improved yield, quality and stress tolerance Monheim, Germany (PRWEB) February 17, 2012 Bayer CropScience and Texas AgriLife Research, a part of the Texas A&M University System, College Station, Texas, USA have signed a multi-year agreement to develop and commercialize improved wheat varieties. Utilizing Texas AgriLife Research´s extensive collection of wheat cultivars and germplasm and Bayer´s expertise in both classical and molecular plant breeding, the...

2012-02-16 15:04:35

Wheat streak mosaic resistance bred into several wheat varieties might be negated by the producer practice in the High Plains of planting wheat early and using it for both winter forage for cattle and grain, according to a Texas AgriLife Research scientist. Dr. Charlie Rush, AgriLife Research plant pathologist in Amarillo, began a study in December that he "started out of necessity" after working for several years on the wheat streak mosaic virus. While several varieties of wheat, such...

2012-02-14 11:00:00

FERNDALE, Wash., Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Botanical Laboratories, a leading manufacturer and marketer of the Wellesse liquid vitamin and mineral supplement brand, is introducing its gluten-free line of liquid dietary supplements at the February 2012 Celiac Disease Foundation, South Florida Chapter Gluten-Free Expo in West Palm Beach, Florida. Gluten intolerance awareness is now part of the Wellesse commitment to consumers and their special dietary needs. Wellesse...


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Cash crop
2013-08-05 12:49:51

Cash crop is a term used to reference a profitable crop for farmers. Plants like cotton and tobacco are a few cash crops farmer tend to deal with. These crops do not stay with the farmer for their livestock feed or used in the home, rather, in many cases they are exported; thus creating revenue for the farmer. The price of cash crops is largely based on supply and demand in more developed countries, where the supply is actually coming from lesser developed areas. When a bumper crop, that...

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2013-03-16 00:00:00

Aaron Aaronsohn (1876-May 15, 1919) was a renowned Romanian-born Jewish agronomist, botanist, traveler, entrepreneur, and Zionist politician. He was born in Bacău, Romania, and brought Palestine, then part of the Turkish Ottoman Empire, at the age of six, when his parents were among the founders of Zichron Yaakov, one of the pioneer Jewish agricultural settlements of the First Aliyah. After his study in France, Aaron Aaronsohn botanically mapped Palestine and its surroundings and...

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