Wheat Initiative press release

The Wheat Initiative will help support informed and open discussion around the development and application of gene editing technologies for wheat improvement.

NEW BOOK - Achieving sustainable cultivation of wheat

Vol. 1 – Breeding, quality traits, pests and diseases, and Vol.2 – cultivation techniques
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Wheat Research Coordination

The Wheat Initiative coordinates worldwide research efforts in the fields of wheat genetics, genomics, physiology, breeding and agronomy.

Wheat Research for Food Security

Wheat is one of the main staple crops in the world and provides 20% of daily protein and calories. With a world population of 9 billion in 2050, wheat demand is expected to increase by 60%.

Wheat Initiative at a Glance

Created in 2011 following endorsement from the G20 Agriculture Ministries, the...


The Wheat Initiative is developing an open-access web portal that aims at...

Wheat IS

Wheat IS is a project aiming at building an International Wheat Information...
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Plant Phenomics Phridays

Plant Phenomic Phridays! Participate in the Summer Seminar Series...

GPGR4 Travel Scholarships

GPGR4 Travel Scholarships! Current PhD students or young post-docs...

IWGSC Reference Sequence v1.0 annotation now available at URGI

The IWGSC has announced that the first version of the reference...
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Wheats & Women International Conference 2018

Rome Italy

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On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Carlotta Strampelli, countess Parisani (...



Call for abstract: 10th Symposium of the Internati...


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10th Symposium of the International Society of Root Research (ISRR10) will be held on 8-12 July,...
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