DURUM WHEAT

DURUM WHEAT

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Leveraging its expertise and availability of germplasms that have profoundly featured in wheat growing in Italy over the last twenty years, SIS has dedicated considerable resources to maintaining and developing a tradition that involves leading breeders in the sector. SIS's selection and testing work focuses above all on identifying genotypes that can provide stable, high yields. For this purpose, evaluated materials are assayed as part of testing covering different growing areas, in order to evaluate tolerance to multiple biotic and abiotic stress characterising typical cereal cultivation areas in Italy. SIS has also renewed its focus on implementing adequate quality standards for new breeds, that can meet the technological requirements of durum wheat grain processing. This cereal is a fundamental raw material for the processing industry, which has a leadership position worldwide, producing and exporting one of the typical products of the Italian diet: durum wheat pasta. Today the durum wheat grain processing industry,as well as consumers, are interested not only in the quality of wheat but also inthe origin of raw materials.Products of Italian origin are in great demand as industry and consumers want to besure about their trace ability made possible by the verystrict controls carried out during cultivation and the preservation stages.To this purpose S.I.S. has established a wide sreadnetwork of trials, managed directly by S.I.S. from sowing to harvest. This has allowed to evaluate germplasm from different sources to assessits tolerance to multiplebiotic and abiotic stresses. S.I.S.’s own laboratory equipped with the most advanced technologies to determine the technological characters of tested materials, a phytotronand a modern green houseof 250 sq.m. are keys to accelerate breeding times of new varieties and to S.I.S.’s success.

 

 

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