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2013-10-10 23:25:07

Four new wheat varieties are being introduced by Limagrain Cereal Seeds, headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado. These varieties are for regions in the Central Plains, Northern Plains, and the Pacific Northwest. Fort Collins, Colo (PRWEB) October 10, 2013 LCS Wizard brings predictability to Central Plains wheat growers. One of the biggest challenges for wheat growers in the Central Plains is that growing conditions can vary dramatically from year to year. Drought, heat, and disease can...

PHS Gene Found That Prevents Wheat From Sprouting
2013-08-20 11:32:47

Kansas State University Fewer crop losses anticipated A new study about the common problem of preharvest sprouting, or PHS, in wheat is nipping the crop-killing issue in the bud. Researchers at Kansas State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service, or USDA-ARS, found and cloned a gene in wheat named PHS that prevents the plant from preharvest sprouting. Preharvest sprouting happens when significant rain causes the wheat grain to germinate before...

2011-05-21 00:01:23

Former USDA Research Geneticist Brings Expertise to Soft Red Winter Wheat Program Fort Collins, CO US (PRWEB) May 19, 2011 Limagrain Cereal Seeds, a subsidiary of the biggest plant breeder and seed company in Europe, announced Don Obert has been hired as a wheat breeder for the company's regional research station located in Battle Ground, Ind. Obert comes to Limagrain Cereal Seeds after nearly a decade as a research geneticist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. "Don's depth and...

2011-03-26 00:00:29

Dr. Marla Hall has been hired by Limagrain Cereal Seeds as wheat breeder in their Kansas Research Station. Hall's research specialty is winter wheat breeding and she has a strong background in plant science genetics. Limagrain Cereal Seeds is the north American subsidiary of Group Limagrain, one of the largest seed producers in the world. Wichita, KS (Vocus/PRWEB) March 25, 2011 Limagrain Cereal Seeds, a division of Group Limagrain, the biggest plant breeder and seed company in Europe,...

2010-07-01 16:13:06

New research by UC Davis wheat geneticist Jorge Dubcovsky and his colleagues could lead to new strategies for improving freezing tolerance in wheat, which provides more than one-fifth of the calories consumed by people around the world. The new findings, published June 22 in the Online First issue of the journal Plant Physiology, shed light on the connection between flowering and freezing tolerance in wheat. In winter wheat and barley varieties, long exposures to non-freezing cold...

2009-06-22 15:47:07

The U.S. Agriculture Department said winter and spring wheat crops had caught up with their five-year averages as the winter wheat harvest gets under way. Ninety-five percent of the winter wheat crop has headed out, compared to an historic average of 97 percent by this week of the year. Ninety-nine percent of the spring wheat crop has emerged, compared to a five-year average of 100 percent, In addition, 68 percent of the winter wheat crop is in fair to excellent condition. Last year during...

2008-06-16 03:00:14

By McKee, Jennifer HELENA - More than half of Montana's wheat fields are withering in an early-season drought, putting $671 million worth of wheat at risk new state agriculture statistics show. Ranchers in the affected area, which stretch-es across much of central Montana and a sliver of Eastern Montana, are already buying up hay and looking at selling off herds for want of forage and stock water "It's dismally dry," said Peggy Stringer, director of the National Agricultural Statistic...

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2006-06-15 07:45:00

By Carey Gillam WELLINGTON, Kansas - They are crowning a wheat queen in Wellington, Kansas, this weekend. And in July, when the bins are full, a wheat king will lead a five-day-long harvest festival that for more than 100 years has been an annual ritual in this dusty prairie town. Here in Sumner County, typically the biggest wheat producing area in the biggest U.S. wheat-producing state, the annual wheat harvest is rolling again. It is a much-loved tradition that stretches across the Plains...


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