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Short Communication

Future of Wheat Breeding is Driven by Hybrid Wheat and Efficient Strategies for Pre-Breeding on Quantitative Traits

C. Friedrich H. Longin*

State Plant Breeding Institute, University of Hohenheim, 70599 Stuttgart, Germany

Corresponding Author:
C. F. H. Longin
State Plant Breeding Institute
University of Hohenheim, 70599 Stuttgart, Germany
Tel: +49 711 459 23846
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: 09/04/2016 Accepted date: 14/06/2016 Published date: 17/06/2016

 

Abstract

The world wheat production has to be doubled until 2050 to meet the increased demand arising from the continuing population growth, rising meat and dairy consumption, and expanding use of biofuel and biogas. The most sustainable and environmental friendly approach to reach this goal is to increase crop yields per area, but yield growths in wheat are stagnating in many parts of the world. Hybrid breeding has been proposed as a potential strategy to boost yields in selfing species and to enhance yield stability. Wheat hybrids are currently cultivated on only <1% of the global acreage but large research efforts have been launched to increase this acreage.

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