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New $700K system a boon to wheat breeders, researchers
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New $700K system a boon to wheat breeders, researchers
The instrument helps researchers understand the metabolome of the plant so they can identify the bio markers that say whether a variety will possess attributes that are valuable to farmers.

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Research needed to grow organic sector
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Table grape options under study in Willamette Valley
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Wheat growers face waiting game on snow mold severity
Wheat growers face waiting game on snow mold severity
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Wheat will do better than assumed as climate changes, study predicts
Wheat will do better than assumed as climate changes, study predicts
The $20 million research project was designed to enhance the sustainability of cereal production systems in the inland Pacific Northwest.
Bacon, soda and too few nuts tied to big portion of U.S. deaths
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General Mills boosts perennial grain Kernza
General Mills boosts perennial grain Kernza
Kernza was domesticated from intermediate wheatgrass at the Land Institute, based in Salina, Kansas.

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