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K-State releases new wheat variety

From phonographs to iPods and horse-drawn carriages to four-wheel drives, much has changed dramatically over the last century, the wheat industry included. Kansas State University released its first variety, Kanred, 100 years ago. Now, a century later, K-State, in conjunction with the Kansas Wheat Alliance, is unveiling its latest variety, KanMark.
KanMark, a direct descendent from Kanred, is the culmination of a century of wheat research in a seed. According to Allan Fritz, a K-State wheat breeder, the new variety’s most desirable trait is its reliability under moderate drought. This variety, which Fritz calls a “workhorse,” results in remarkably ...

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