GM wheat variety with drought tolerance

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Drought-tolerant HB4 Wheat, the world’s first genetically modified wheat variety with drought tolerance was granted regulatory approval by Argentina’s Ministry of Agriculture.

Global Farmer Network member ‘No-Till Bill’ Crabtree, Australia talks about the trifecta needed to increase yields in this article by Shannon Beattie, published on October 16, 2020 in FARMWEEKLY.com.

In field trials conducted over the past 10 years, HB4 seed varieties increased wheat yields by 20%, on average, during growing seasons affected by droughts.

Bill Crabtree
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Bill Crabtree

Owns 7,000 acres of arable land in Western Australia at the edge of the Outback. This year he leased another 7,000 acres for 6 years. He grows wheat, canola. Longtime supporter and researcher of farmer access to innovative technologies. Professional agronomist.

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