New wheat varieties provide more to eat

March 8th, 2022

West Australian, Other, 08/03/2022, Liv Casben
New Australian technology could help provide more wheat to the world as the climate warms, according to a new report. The research, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, estimates new wheats can be sown at up to twice the depth of current varieties and access moisture deep in the soil. A team from Australia’s national science agency CSIRO has identified new wheat genes and tested them against Australia’s weather data collected over 120 years, concluding that it could boost yields by around 20 per cent.

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