Modern and old wheat varieties taste equally good, researchers find
One particular strain of the stem rust fungus, dubbed "Ug99," threatens the global wheat supply because it can attack more than 80 percent of all varieties planted across the world.
Nonchemical approaches to weed management are growing in importance
Scientists found that the best performing wheat varieties were more than 30 percent better than the worst performing ones and up to 90 percent of the differences were due to their genes
The traditional method of detecting diseases does not allow for the rapid identification of unknown pathogens during an outbreak