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Aug 24, 2010

USDA - Wheat May Have Reached Its Higher Yielding Limit

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of CIMMYT
"So even if there is genetic potential left in the wheat plant ... feeding more mouths while fighting the effects of climate change will pose a major challenge to crop research for decades to come."

For more see:

Baragona, Steve. "Wheat Reaches its Limit; Study says crop has achieved its genetic potential," Voice of America News, 24 August 2010.

Graybosch, Robert A.Peterson and C. James.  "Genetic Improvement in Winter Wheat Yields in the Great Plains of North America, 1959–2008."  Crop Science (2010) 50: 1882–1890.

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