The Expert Working Group on Wheat Agronomy - A cross-disciplinary systems approach to identify and remove factors responsible for regional yields gaps aims to bring together experts from a broad range of disciplines.

(vs. a silo approach) who would all contribute to the enhancement of the wheat phase as part of a systems agronomy approach that will meet the global challenges facing wheat growers and end-users today and well into the future. Emphasis will be placed on a systems agronomy approach that will enhance synergies to close the gap between genetic and on-farm yields but also meet societal goals around quality, sustainability and consistent supply considerations in the face of increasing demand and climate change.

The proposal to establish an Expert Working Group on Wheat Agronomy was submitted by Brian Beres (AAFC), John Kirkegaard (CSIRO), Sanford Eigenbrode (University of Idaho), Bill Pan (Washington State University) and Jerry Hatfield (USDA-ARS). The Wheat Initiative Research Committee endorsed the establishment of the EWG on Wheat Agronomy at its 6th meeting on 8 January 2016 for an initial period of 4 years.

Call for Experts
The call for experts will remain open during the EWG lifetime. Any expert wishing to participate in the Wheat Agronomy Expert Working Group should complete the application form and return it via email to wheat.initiative@julius-kuehn.de.