CANADA: New fusarium-tolerant pastry wheat developed
Canadian scientists have developed the first-ever fusarium-tolerant pastry wheat. According to a report from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, the pastry wheat will only be available to eastern Canadian producers. Food Ingredients Online, which released the report, says that fusarium-Head Blight is a major disease of wheat and barley resulting in significant yield and quality loss. The disease can also affect oats, rye, corn and some forage grasses. "Long distance spread of this pathogen primarily occurs through the transport of infected grain for feed or seed."
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