Helping wheat defend itself against damaging viruses

18 noviembre 2014

A patent-pending technology has built resistance to certain viruses in wheat plants. These viruses can be an economic drain to wheat farmers by costing them 5 to 10 percent or more in yield reductions per crop. Although the technology involves genetic engineering, which is not an option for wheat in today’s market, the research has extended to building this resistance in non-genetically engineered wheat lines as well.