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How About Them Apples? Research Orchards Chart a Fruit’s Future.

How About Them Apples? Research Orchards Chart a Fruit’s Future. Scientists working in research groves, like one in Nova Scotia, are developing your favorite new apple variety. Imagine reaching up…

Two Newcomers Join Svalbard Global Seed Vault for Final Opening of 2022

Two Newcomers Join Svalbard Global Seed Vault for Final Opening of 2022 45,150 seed samples from 13 genebanks added to Seed Vault The Seed Vault passes the 1.2 million seed sample mark…

Image of Svalbard Seed Vault

The Constitution of the Crop Trust

The Constitution of the Crop Trust

Fish wrap and beetroot fonio dish

Key Messages from Crop Diversity Day 2022

Key Messages from Crop Diversity Day 2022 1. Global crop diversity is a prerequisite for future food and nutrition security, enabling us to adapt agriculture to the climate crisis, improve…

Panel of speakers at Crop Diversity Day.

Seeds: ‘Low-hanging Fruit’ for Food Security

Seeds: ‘Low-hanging Fruit’ for Food Security The Crop Trust highlighted the role of seeds in providing actionable solutions to the challenges facing the world’s food systems at a curtain-raising…

Stefan Schmitz speaking.

Crop Science Honors Research on Crop Wild Relatives

Crop Science Honors Research on Crop Wild Relatives Two research studies conducted as part of the Crop Trust’s Crop Wild Relatives (CWR) Project have won awards for excellence after appearing in a…

As part of the Crop Wild Relatives alfalfa pre-breeding project, an “alfalfa varietal garden” has been established at INIA’s Research Center Kampenaike (which means ‘Place of Sheep’ in Tehuelche, one of the Chonan languages of Patagonia), where 33 lines that include materials from China, Kazakhstan, and Australia are growing. “There’s also three lines from Magallanes, 11 from the Alta Sierra, four from Canada and 25 commercial varieties,” said Jorge Ivelic. Photo: LS Salazar/Crop Trust

Wild Carrot and Stick

Wild Carrot and Stick Under the Crop Wild Relatives Project, researchers from Bangladesh, Pakistan and the US have teamed up to develop carrots adapted to a hotter, drier and overall changing…

Cultivated carrots and wild relative carrots freshly pulled from the ground.

Seeking Crop Elders

Seeking Crop Elders Scientists and crop breeders are racing to identify the wild ancestors of domesticated plants before a warming world hastens their demise.

Sunflowers

Chickpea Wild Relatives: Using Science to Change the World

Chickpea Wild Relatives: Using Science to Change the World

Chickpea plant.

Lentil serendipity – and hard work

Lentil serendipity – and hard work

Lentil evaluation.
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