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Wheat myth debunked: Pervasive myth that intensive breeding has made modern wheat cultivars weaker debunked

Common opinion has it that modern wheat is so reliant on fertilizer and crop protection agrochemicals that the plants now lack the hardiness needed to remain productive under harsher environmental conditions. But comprehensive new research shows that modern wheat varieties out-perform older varieties even when grown under unfavorable conditions that include low agrochemical inputs and drought stress.

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