Spring wheat varieties with better stress resistance and unusual physiological characteristics are being assessed by Velcourt, as the crop gains greater importance in the farming group’s rotations.  The company’s technical director Keith Norman explains that the varieties on test come from Israel, where breeding programmes have concentrated on introducing genes from wild relatives –similar to Niab’s superwheat programme – in order to introduce genetic diversity and improve abiotic and biotic stress resistance. See also: Pick up a premium with spring wheat “Better […]