Bayer/Biotrigo expand wheat breeding work
Bayer CropScience and Brazilian wheatbreeding company Biotrigo Genetica (Passo Fundo) are to expand their co-operation on wheat breeding. The deal allows Bayer to use the lineage of new wheat varieties of one of Brazil’s leading wheat breeding companies, the company says. Biotrigo’s germplasm pool is renowned for its yield, high milling and baking quality and disease resistance, it adds. The companies have worked together since at least 2011 on field trials in wheat, according to Brazilian news reports.