Research Challenges

Wheat farmers face serious challenges that are best addressed through research in region-specific laboratories and plant varieties adapted to local challenges.

Wheat research, both basic and applied, is fundamental to our country’s ability to maintain a healthy, stable and affordable food supply for Americans.

Without research, the challenges of pests and plant diseases will go unchecked and the goal of doubling wheat production before 2030, to feed a rapidly growing population, will go unmet.

In this section of Research in Focus, learn more about the major areas of focus for wheat researchers: rusts, insects, quality and mapping wheat’s genetic material.

In this section...

  • Rusts
  • Pests and Insects
  • Quality
  • Genomics