UI wheat breeder

University of Idaho wheat breeder Jianli Chen will introduce a new wheat variety later this summer.

The University of Idaho will soon release a new hard white spring wheat variety that should set the gold standard for its class, the university said in a press release.

Wheat breeder Jianli Chen has named some of her most promising varieties after precious metals and minerals — including UI Silver, UI Platinum and UI Bronze Jade — expressing the relative value she places on each one.

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