New hope for powdery mildew resistant barley

25 julio 2014

New research has opened the way for the development of new lines of barley with resistance to powdery mildew. «Powdery mildew is a significant problem wherever barley is grown around the world,» says the lead researcher. «Growers with infected crops can expect up to 25% reductions in yield and the barley may also be downgraded from high quality malting barley to that of feed quality, with an associated loss in market value.»