Using Wild Relatives to Toughen up Staple Crops

Apr 18 2021

Crop wild relatives (CWR) are the ancient ancestors of our domesticated crops. Because they have been growing in the wild for millions of years, CWR have naturally developed characteristics that allow them to survive in unfavorable, hostile environments. Among those notable traits are disease and pest resistance, and their ability to thrive in water-scarce and […]

Source: ICARDA