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Caption for April 2012 Agricultural Research magazine article, "A New Approach to Molecular Plant Breeding." To grow wheat and evaluate it for traits in the field takes 5 to 9 years. Using genomic data, ARS scientists can do it in about 6 months.

Caption for March 2009 Agricultural Research magazine article, "Collectively Facing an Ugly Rust." ARS scientists are evaluating U.S. wheat lines for rust resistance in hopes of giving U.S. wheat and barley breeders a head start towards protecting new varieties from Ug99, a deadly wheat stem rust in eastern Africa.

Photo by Jack Dykinga.

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