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Breeder’s tool kit to boost sustainable wheat farming

Breeder’s tool kit to boost sustainable wheat farming

A new project being led by the John Innes Centre is to develop a ‘breeder’s tool kit’ that will help breed wheat varieties that produce higher quality flour and reduce wastage, boosting the economic and environmental sustainability of wheat farming in the UK. Working with four breeding companies (RAGT, Limagrain, KWS and Lantmännen SW Seed) [...]

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Perfect peas to push profits and cut carbon

Perfect peas to push profits and cut carbon

Scientists, pea breeders and the food industry are collaborating to discover how taste and tenderness can be determined by biochemistry and genetics. They will work together to hone the make-up of a perfect pea. In a £1.5M, 3.5-year project coordinated from the John Innes Centre, the project partners will find new ways to develop improved [...]

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