Climate change and droughts: Agriculture develops new varieties

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What will the wheat of the future look like?

It was a long, dry summer. What will soon be growing in Germany’s fields if this continues? Answers from Andreas Graner, biochemist and plant geneticist.

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Too little water, too much heat – that affects the plants. This year the harvest has been very poor in many regions. How long will wheat, barley, port and rye continue to grow in Germany? Can they be made more resistant to drought, or will millet and chickpeas be grown in Germany in the future?

Andreas Graner is Managing Director of the Leibniz Institute for Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research. He is also a member of the Leopoldina and head of the largest plant gene bank in the world.

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