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Wheat Variety Development

A key to the ongoing success of the Oregon wheat industry is the development of new varieties.

OSU researchers have created improved varieties of soft white wheat, super soft wheats, and herbicide resistant wheats. Work is underway to develop hard red and hard white wheats. Improved varieties have better pest resistance, or offer unique pest control options, and may have higher value in the market place due to unique quality characteristics. These traits all lead to greater sustainability in Oregon's wheat industry.

Help advance this important work through a gift to the Pendleton Research Station where the focus is on creating sustainable wheat management systems or by supporting the Warren Kronstad Wheat Research Chair. Jim Peterson, the current Kronstad chair, leads OSU’s wheat variety development program and is an internationally-recognized wheat breeder and geneticist.


How to Give:

For more information, or to make a gift of cash, securities, or property, please contact:

                   Todd Bastian
                   Director of Development, College of Agricultural Sciences

Make a gift online today using the Foundation's secure gift site (Note: the "other" designation will already be filled out for you.)

             »Donate to the Pendleton Research Station

             »Donate to the Warren Kronstad Wheat Research Chair

To contribute over the phone, call the OSU Foundation at 800-354-7281.


For more information about other areas at OSU to support, visit the Foundation's Naming Opportunities page.

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