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ISSUE DATE: 07/04/2011

Doubled haploid tech brings promise to wheat

By Jennifer M. Latzke

Tucked away in a few small labs and greenhouse spaces, in Throckmorton Hall on the Kansas State University campus, scientists with Heartland Plant Innovations are bringing about a revolution in wheat breeding efficiency.

For decades wheat breeders have had one overwhelming limitation to their programs--time. But, with HPI's new Wheat Doubled Haploid laboratory, time may no longer be the limitation it used to be for the discovery of new and improved wheat varieties.


NEWS

25 counties named disaster areas
AFACT joins Alliance to Feed the Future
AFBF: Congress should act now on FTAs
Armadillo damage heating up
Beaumont Field Day set for July 14
Chefs follow the journey from pasture to plate
Cochran Fellows Program supports travel, education
Commodity market volatility affects all of us
EPA, Corps extend public comment period
Farm banks increased ag loans in 2010
Four State Farm Show set for July 15 to 17
Funding available for rural cooperatives
Governor signs law to protect growers from financial losses
High-tech optical scanning methods ensure quality of fresh produce
Keys to avoiding heat exhaustion
Meet the Hoffman Harvesting team
Miseners finish harvesting in Andale
Moist hay, hot temperatures a destructive mix
NASS announces changes to its statistical programs
Plan, implement alternative watering supply
Take precautions to prevent E. coli illness
US Grains Council tours China
Using a covered call strategy
USMEF, Oklahoma State collaborate on dry-aging beef study
Volunteers asked to help with butterfly count
Wildfire danger is high in Oklahoma
Young Farmers hold successful institute

CROPS

Be mindful of plant protection rules
Consider disease potential in continuous corn
Consider forage options after wheat harvest
Doubled haploid technology brings promise to wheat breeders
Ellis County Fair Market Wheat Show entries due July 7
EU trade team examines durum crops
Fertilization of soybeans under nitrogen stress
Handling leftover treated seed properly
Irrigation tour set for August in Concordia
Loan rates for peanuts announced
Most flood-soaked grain not usable
National Farmers supports creating grain reserve
NMSU offers annual onion field day
Profit Maximizer set for July 27 in Wichita
Research team sequences genomes of fungi that threaten wheat, poplars
Roland crew gets back into ripe wheat
Safeguarding global wheat supply
Saturated fat-free sunflower oil unveiled
Scientists sequence genome of key wheat pathogen
Syngenta resolves infringement case
Timing postemergence herbicides in corn
Watch for stinkbugs in soybeans
Wheat farmers urge FTA passage
Wheat industry welcomes US-Panama FTA talks
Zeorian crew cutting in Kansas

LIVESTOCK

Beef Cattle Short Course set for August
Ergot fescue fungus harmful to cattle
GIPSA rule takes detour
Heat stress danger is high
Heat wave threatens livestock, farm crops
Iowa horses being monitored for equine herpes virus
Iowa State to host rabies symposium
Keys to success for dairy businesses
National Western Stock Show proposes new complex
NCBA supports WTO preliminary ruling
Producers asked to complete Beef Quality Audit
Red Angus names communications director

EDITOR

Farmers and their CRP
Producers, consumers and cattle lose under GIPSA rule

COLUMNS

Animals will break your heart
Flooding on the Missouri River: An agricultural perspective
Just a scoop full
Lawmakers look for ways to improve crop insurance
Seed treatments show benefits in winter wheat field trials
That girl is a cowboy

MARKETS

Aberdeen livestock auction report
Ada livestock sales report
Amarillo livestock auction summary
Apache livestock auction report
Arkansas livestock auction summary
Clovis livestock auction report
Colorado feeder cattle summary
Continued drought and wildfires in New Mexico
Dalhart livestock auction report
Denison feeder cattle auction
Dodge City cattle sales report
Dunlap livestock sales report
Flooding increases in Missouri
Georgia cattle auction summary
Goldthwaite sheep sales report
Grain market close
Hay prices mostly steady, demand good
Hay trading is moderate
Heat and aggressive drought continue
High Plains slaughter news
Joplin livestock auction report
McAlester livestock auction report
Montana temperatures warm up
Nebraska crops damaged by storms
North Arkansas livestock sales report
OKC West livestock market report
Over half of Kansas wheat harvest is completed
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales report
Pratt feeder cattle auction report
Rain slows planting and growth of South Dakota crops
South Central direct sheep sales
Springfield dairy heifer sales report
Springfield livestock market report
Sunshine and heat needed
Texas receives much needed rainfall
Tulia livestock auction report
Tulsa livestock auction report
West Plains regional cattle sales
Wheat showed sharp gains, soybeans slight
Widespread rain slows fieldwork
Woodward livestock market report
Wyobraska cattle sales report
Wyoming crops lag behind average

RANGE

Limited rain causes concern for Colorado range conditions
MU research farms set field day dates

FAMILY

4-H benefits from donation
Answering tomato questions
Berries, berries everywhere: Blueberries
Colorado Master Farm Homemaker nominations open
Controlling bagworms and ticks
Favorites reinvented with flavorful surprises
Food
Green June beetle can damage fruits, vegetables
Hunting leases can provide additional revenue
Keep salad mixes safe to eat
Meditation for 7-4-11
Scientists investigate effects of grilling on E. coli
Service air conditioner before temps sizzle
Small town gossip
Some trees not leafing out
Student wins top awards at the Annual Ag and Tech awards banquet
Tollefson fits first-time builders or retirees

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