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Scientists develop ‘rust-resistant’ wheat – 7NEWS.com.au

Scientists are trialling crops that can resist a virulent strain of wheat rust with the potential to prevent billion-dollar losses in the agriculture industry.

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Scientists might have had a breakthrough in the battle against a threat which could decimate Australia’s valuable wheat crop.
Researchers are developing wheats capable of resisting a new strain of rust disease which risks huge losses to Australia’s $6 billion annual grain crop.
Wheat stem rust can attack all above-ground parts of the plant, including the stem, leaves and inflorescence.
Infected wheat plants may also produce shrivelled grain, while an untreated infection could reduce grain yield…

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