INTERNATIONAL NURSERY REPORTS FOR 2019-2020 SEASON
Advanced IWWIP germplasms and introduction materials are distributed every year through International Nurseries for observing their performance in different regions and providing germplasm to breeding communities. The reports for the nurseries (27th FAWWON-IRR, 27th FAWWON-SA, 23rd IWWYT-IRR and 22nd IWWYT-SA) distributed for 2019-2020 season are currently available at Nursery Data section of web site. We would like to grateful to IWWIP cooperators to help generating the data and sharing their insights with us.
We will miss you Raj...
Dr. Sanjaya Rajaram passed away.
Dr. Sanjaya Rajaram (Raj with his widely known name) was born in India in 1943. After completion his Phd in plant breeding from the University of Sydney in Australia, he started as a wheat breeder at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) with Norman Borlaug in 1969.
INTERNATIONAL NURSERY PREPARATION PROCESS
IWWIP prepares four international nurseries as observation and yield trials for irrigated and semi-arid areas every year. IWWIP could not prepare the nurseries for yield trails due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Other observations nurseries (28th FAWWON-IRR and 28th FAWWON-SA) were prepared and will be distributed according to nursery request.
The field books and web datas of the nurseries are available in Field Books and Nursery Data sections.
Speed Breeding Achievements in IWWIP
After the structuring Speed Breeding Facility in Izmir, IWWIP has actively benefited from it and achieved three winter wheat generations in the first thirteen months. The rapid generation materials in that first year are now in the preliminary yield trials (PYT) and around 1,400 lines were planted in Konya.
International Winter Wheat Improvement Program: history, activities, impact and future
The history, activities, impact and future of the IWWIP have been evaluated by Morgounov et al., (2019) and published at Frontiers of Agricultural Science and Engineering. IWWIP cooperation with researchers in Turkey, Central and West Asia and several US universities has resulted in a number of publications reviewed in this paper. The role of winter wheat in the global context and production environments, current IWWIP breeding system, research highlights, impact, and future perspectives were examined by authors.
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