New Wheat Line Breaks Yield Barrier
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News release discusses how wheat breeders at the Mexico-based International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) developed "Veery" -- a spring bread wheat for many environments." Developed at CIMMYT to serve a wide range of environments and harsh growing conditions, the Veery wheat line produce8 up to 10 percent more grain than the "miracle" varieties that sparked off the Green Revolution of the 1970s. Moreover, Veery wheats, now grown on more than 4 million hectares (10 million acree) worldwide, are efficient users of fertilizer and water resources and show good resistance to the diseases and environmental stresses often found in developing countries.
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