Research

Improving wheat producer productivity and profitability through wheat research is at the heart of the mission of the Kansas Wheat Commission.

Each year, Kansas Wheat provides nearly $2 million in funding for research projects, such as wheat breeding, wheat quality, disease screening, insect research, phenotyping, genotyping and many others.

Recent news

  • Farmer led committee seeks innovative research proposals

    November 3, 2016

    Applications for research projects that can enhance Kansas wheat producers' profitability are currently being accepted by the Kansas Wheat Commission, Kansas Wheat Alliance and the Kansas Crop...

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  • Jagger's Double Decade Impact

    October 6, 2016

    This year marks the 22nd anniversary of Kansas State University's hard red winter wheat variety, Jagger. This variety has made an impact in several countries, states and individual farms, since...

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  • Rediscover Wheat - September 2016

    September 6, 2016

    Rediscover Wheat is the official publication of the Kansas Association of Wheat Growers (KAWG) and the Kansas Wheat Commission (KWC).

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  • Invitation to Bid on Greenhouse Expansion Project

    August 18, 2016

    The Kansas Wheat Innovation Center is soliciting bids for the construction of a new greenhouse complex, interior finishes, construction of support facilities, and tie-in to existing facilities. A...

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  • Wheat Olympics; A test of endurance

    August 18, 2016

    Finding a wheat variety that performs well in terms of both quality and protein becomes a survival-of-the-fittest to see which varieties outlast the others under hot and dry conditions. 

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  • Rediscover Wheat - August 2016

    August 4, 2016

    Rediscover Wheat is the official publication of the Kansas Association of Wheat Growers (KAWG) and the Kansas Wheat Commission (KWC).

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  • Is Temperature Changing Genetic Resistance to Pests?

    July 21, 2016

    We humans may not have adapted to this summer’s sweltering rays, but for a few agronomic pests, warmer weather is what makes them thrive.

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  • A 'Fitbit' for plants?

    July 14, 2016

    The Phenocart measures plant vital signs like growth rate and color, the same way a Fitbit monitors human health signals like blood pressure and physical activity.

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  • Rediscover Wheat - July 2016

    July 5, 2016

    Rediscover Wheat is the official publication of the Kansas Association of Wheat Growers (KAWG) and the Kansas Wheat Commission (KWC). Engineering resistance to beat the bugs Wheat as we grow it...

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  • Engineering Resistance to Beat the Bugs

    June 8, 2016

    “For the environment, it’s always the best solution if you can use native resistance. If you have genetic resistance then it doesn’t matter if the vector is floating around. They can do whatever they...

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