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Wheat

A cereal used in a large number of products, especially food. Wheat is contained in bread, cake, beer, pasta and even some fuels. Wheat is a major commodity and its contracts are traded on exchanges.
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The result of present study showed a relative high diversity in tested materials and revealed that ISSR markers are able to distinguish the polymorphism among durum wheat genotypes with moderate efficiency .
He said that AIP has brought a new dimension in durum wheat value chain development.
PSB was established in the province of Bologna in 1911, and its durum wheat varieties are grown on more than 330,000 hectares.
Barley plants can sometimes turn up as unwanted "rogues" or "volunteers" in neighboring test rows of candidate durum wheats.
In Ethiopia, durum wheat is currently considered a potential crop by the government for food industry as an import substitution and one means of income diversification for peasant farmers [11].
The first project, in conjunction with the University of Bari, will investigate how the growth of durum wheat affects the levels of starch and dietary fibre within it, and how the fibre levels in pasta can be improved.
Importance of Breeding for Further Improving Durum Wheat Yield.
In this study we used intact soil cores to test genotypcs differing in B and/or sodium tolerance across several crops including barley, durum wheat, bread wheat, and lentil.
The quintal of barley and triticale is being sold at 30 dinars, that of soft wheat at 35 dinars and that of durum wheat at 43 dinars.
Ministers also have scrapped the coupling of subsidies with production for arable crops, durum wheat, olive groves and hops plus for some sheep, goat, beef and veal products.
Industry watchers say further pasta price increases are likely to be seen this summer as the price of Canadian durum wheat, the main ingredient, is skyrocketing amid growing demand from China and other emerging economies.
The crisis has been caused by Italian farmers, who usually grow the durum wheat for 99 per cent of all UK pasta products, now cashing in by instead selling it for biofuel.