Egypt wheat experiment produces dramatic yield boost

SciDev.Net: Egyptian scientists say a national experiment to boost wheat yields has succeed in increasing average national yields to 10 tonnes per hectare — one of the highest rates in the world, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation Statistical Yearbook for 2012. Egypt's Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT) said the experiment had been carried out at more than 1,000 sites in 22 governorates across the country, and had achieved an average 30 per cent increase in productivity.......

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