Wheat School – Can We Close the Yield Gap Between Countries?

The difference in bushels per acre of wheat from country to country is larger than you might think.  On the surface that may seem fairly obvious when we see a drastic difference between climates or access to technologies, but when we look to level the playing field in these areas it begs the question: Can we close that gap? Can technology make up the difference between climates and micro-climates or soil types or any other geographical difference that exists between countries?

Europe leads the rest of the world in wheat yield but there are certain environmental and agronomic factors that may be difficult to replicate in Canada and the United States.


In this episode of the Wheat School we discuss Syngenta’s efforts to close that gap. Ed Driskill of Syngenta talks to us about the contribution of technologies in wheat towards lessening that yield gap.

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Shaun Haney

Shaun Haney is the founder of RealAgriculture.com. He creates content regularly and hosts RealAg Radio on Rural Radio 147 every weekday at 4PM est. @shaunhaney


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