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Wheat production News

American farmers fighting wheat fungus outbreak

This year's soft red winter wheat crop has been hit with fusarium head blight, a fungal disease that develops if it rains during the critical growing period for wheat. Known as "head scab," the disease will have a broad impact on farmers and consumers.

Europe's wheat production at risk from changing weather patterns

With ever-increasing frequency, adverse weather occurrences have been taking place worldwide. The recent persistent rainfall and subsequent flooding in the U.K. are just one of a cluster of weather events happening around the globe.

Scientists: New GMO wheat may 'silence' vital human genes Special

Australian scientists are expressing grave concerns over a new type of genetically engineered wheat that may cause major health problems for people that consume it.

China digging wells to save wheat crops, drought impact felt

Feeling the impact from a widespread drought, China - the world's most populous country and largest global wheat producer - is now forced to dig wells to protect what is left of its wheat crops.

Global wheat production decline might trigger food price crisis

There are no doubts that the world is in a tough position right now. The economic fall-out from the recession continues to affect many countries, and weather-related crises appear to be the norm this year.
 

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