This week a truck arrived at El Batán with wheat seed from CIMMYT’s 2006 Mexicali quarantine nurseries (a wheat multiplication site free of wheat diseases like Karnal Bunt). CIMMYT annually distributes several tons of wheat seed through SIDU’s International Wheat Improvement Network to cooperators in over 100 countries.
Clean, healthy seed is a must. After several more months of seed cleaning, washing, inspecting, treating, field book printing, packing and boxing the new seed will be ready for distribution in early 2007. SIDU appreciates the hard work of Cosme Rivera, Leonardo Márquez, José Luis Coss, Salvador Madrigal, Miguel Borja, and Jesús Perales.