Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF)



Elite wheat lines from the work are being freely shared with partners worldwide.


Study describing development of wheat with biological nitrogen inhibition ability from wild relative receives award for outstanding papers published in PNAS.

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Scientists used a wild grass trait that inhibits soil microbes from producing environmentally-harmful nitrogen compounds. Widespread use of the new technology could lower global use of fertilizers for wheat crops.