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Researchers add gene editing to rice research toolbox

Variety development is a core effort in the Division of Agriculture research. The need for new breeding material with important genetic traits in environmental tolerances, disease resistance and food quality and yield is never-ending. But it can take …

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Wheat breeding lines for resistance to disease

In Arkansas, wheat growers need high yields to make growing wheat profitable. Disease pressure can reduce those yields, impacting the grower’s profitability. Working with Sungrains, a breeding cooperative of six public university breeding programs, Dr. Esten Mason…

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