Transforming Agriculture, Perennially

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A perennial producer: WSU Bread Lab touts unique wheat variety

Publication: Intermountain Farm & Ranch

Author: John O'Connell

Officials with the Washington State University Bread Lab believe a wheat variety they have in development with a large, blue-gray kernel will take grain production into a drastically new realm.

Growers who plant Salish Blue won’t have to till their fields, spread seed and apply herbicide to get their wheat crops to emerge each season. Rather, Salish Blue is a perennial wheat variety, meaning it will grow back on its own for several seasons, once established…The Land Institute, a nonprofit based in Salina, Kansas, devoted to developing cropping systems that mimic natural systems, has collaborated with WSU, Oklahoma State University and Michigan State University on furthering perennial wheat.

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