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Latest research on arable crops showcased at Arable Scotland

Latest research on arable crops showcased at Arable Scotland

Arable Scotland
“Whilst plant breeders have previously tried to add spring quality attributes into winter barley, they have relied on chance events to assemble the right genes, which is like searching for a needle in a haystack when the crops differ at thousands of genetic loci. But we now have the knowledge and tools to introduce key spring malting quality attributes into winter barley in a highly targeted manner and improve winter malting quality"
The James Hutton Institute

Scientists of the James Hutton Institute have discussed the latest research on arable crops as part of the launch of new event Arable Scotland, including renewed breeding efforts aimed at developing quality crops for defined markets, innovative crop management techniques and ways to create sustainable and healthy production systems.

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