“Breeding wheat is difficult as its genome is massive – over five times that of humans – so it hasn’t yet been fully sequenced,” explains Chris
The agri-tech sector is being taken increasingly seriously, which is illustrated by the acquisition last year of the farming business of the Co-operative Group by
A new method to determine if a bread wheat variant is resistant to wheat yellow rust is now possible following the identification of new genetic markers
For farmers and growers ‘total factor productivity’ is a key consideration for the uptake of new approaches and disruptive technologies and this requires a sound evidence base. Agri-Tech East proposes that the East of England takes a lead in identifying what ‘smart use’ means in the real world.
A high level of genetic diversity has been found in the A. E. Watkins bread wheat landrace collection, which is held at the John Innes Centre