Crop Biotech Update

Bayer and Texas AgriLife Research to Work on Improved Wheat Varieties

February 24, 2012

Bayer CropScience and Texas AgriLife Research, a part of the Texas A&M University System, College Station, Texas, USA have signed an agreement to develop and commercialize improved wheat varieties. The goal is to allow wheat to grow in areas which are currently unfavorable for its production.

The research team will focus on developing wheat lines that offer improved yields, as well as drought resistance, disease resistance and improved quality. Development of molecular breeding tools to facilitate the rapid genetic improvement of wheat will be pursued in combination with both classical and modern breeding techniques.

Check out the press release at http://www.press.bayer.com/baynews/baynews.nsf/id/EDB866CA86DF6E0CC12579A7003BCE80?open&ccm=000