The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture has awarded researchers led by IU’s Roger Innes an over $1.2 million grant to generate wheat and barley lines with enhanced resistance to Fusarium Head Blight.
Disease resistance, biostimulants, phytonutrients and using microalgae among topics
The wild relatives of modern peanut plants have the ability to withstand disease in ways that peanut plants can’t. The genetic diversity of these wild relatives means that they can shrug off the diseases that kill farmers’ peanut crops, but they also produce tiny nuts that are difficult to harvest because they burrow deep in the soil.
Twenty-year process involved evaluating malting barley germplasm strains, breeding efforts
New dry beans from UC Davis combine desirable qualities for both farmers and consumers