Drawing on the past for organic grains

Fleenor, Denny
April 2012
Western Farm Press Exclusive Insight;4/27/2012, p19
The article reports that Washington State University (WSU) scientists are reviewing the past to develop new methods for improving the viability of organic grain production for farmers in the Northwest. According to WSU crop and soil scientist Kevin Murphy, there were around 163 varieties of wheat grown organically in the Northwest between the 1840s and 1955. He states that these old varieties possess valuable traits that can enhance the disease resistance of 21st century varieties.


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