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Developing the Tools and Germplasm for Hybrid Wheat

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln collaborated with the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (Mexico), Texas A&M University, the University of Hohenheim (Germany), Kansas State University, and Genetics and Crop Plant Research – IPK (Germany) to develop the necessary knowledge base and germplasm to support the development of hybrid wheat, which is more climate resilient than pure line wheat. The project, a part of the International Wheat Yield Partnership, is expected to help increase wheat yield to help U.S. farmers feed the needs of an increasing world population.

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