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  • Research collaboration for the global wheat market

    March 15, 2016

    Research collaboration for the global wheat market Fort Collins (Colorado), Ankeny (Iowa) and St Beauzire (France), March 4, 2016 – Three major agricultural organizations have announced the establishment of their strategic collaboration toward innovative and novel solutions for wheat producers. … Continue reading


    January 29, 2016

    This report provides the results of the Winter Wheat Seedings by Variety Survey, 2016 Crop, conducted by the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Mountain Regional Field Office. The survey was funded by the Colorado Wheat Administrative Committee. Colorado wheat producers seeded an estimated 2.25 … Continue reading

  • PlainsGold Varieties Continue to Dominate Colorado Variety Survey

    February 24, 2014

    February 24, 2014, Fort Collins, Colo. – Hatcher was the most popular winter wheat variety in Colorado for the seventh year in a row, planted on 30 percent of all winter wheat acres in the fall of 2013, according to … Continue reading

  • TILLING: Not Just For the Field Anymore

    January 3, 2014

    What is TILLING? Farmers till their fields and hobbyists till their gardens, but in the world of genetics and molecular biology, TILLING has another meaning. TILLING stands for Targeting Induced Local Lesions In Genomes. In this case, the local lesions … Continue reading

  • DNA Markers Provide Road Signs

    November 25, 2013

    One of the advanced techniques for conventional wheat breeding used by Colorado State University (CSU) is DNA marker-assisted selection (MAS). This technique uses DNA markers to identify traits by looking at the wheat plant’s DNA. “DNA markers are proxies that … Continue reading

  • Why is the Wheat Genome So Complicated?

    November 15, 2013

    When plant scientists talk about wheat breeding, they often say “Wheat is more complicated than corn or rice.” What does that really mean and why is it so? Every cell in every living thing, plant or animal, contains deoxyribonucleic acid … Continue reading