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Wheat resistance genes failing, new approach needed to stop flies

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Many of the genes that allow wheat to ward off Hessian flies are no longer effective in the southeastern United States, and care should be taken to ensure that resistance genes that so far haven't been utilized in commerc...

New Anglo-Swiss research questions impact of GM wheat on insects

An Anglo-Swiss research project has found that the impact of disease-resistant genetically-modified wheat plants on insects may be negligible. Many studies have looked at the effects of genetically-modified (GM) plants on single non-target insects...

AgriLife research identifies wheat streak resistance gene

AMARILLO -- A microscopic look into the genes of a Colorado wheat variety has allowed Texas AgriLife Research scientists to identify a wheat streak mosaic virus-resistance gene. Wheat streak mosaic virus is one of the most common wheat viruses fo...

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