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Wheat breeder spells out the traits challenge

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Plant breeding companies around the world are working to lift the yields and imbue crops, particularly cereals, with more environmentally robust traits, but scientists say it is a long, slow, process... "We've targeted these kind of traits in crops like corn and we hope to work on them in wheat but they take decades to develop," he said... Mr Gardner said that in wheat, Monsanto was working to develop technologies that would help increase yields and improve nitrogen use efficiency...
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