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Seeds in transit

It’s an annual event at El Batán, the arrival of the shipment of wheat seed from the multiplication site near Mexicali in North West Mexico. The seed is grown in Mexicali because that area is free of a fungal disease called karnal bunt that can be carried on seeds. This is vital if CIMMYT is to distribute the seed to partners around the world. The newly arrived seeds will now be washed, treated, and bagged in preparation for shipment to their final destinations.