A domesticated grass plant with over 300 million planted acres, wheat has the second highest global rate of agricultural production. Wheat is primarily used as a food source.
Wheat & Global Impact
- Wheat is a staple of diets worldwide in the forms of flour, bread, pasta and baked goods.
- Generally grown as a cash-crop, wheat drives local economies and is a significant player in the global agriculture commodities market.
- Wheat is now cultivated throughout the U.S., Canada, China, India and Russia.
- In the U.S., most wheat used for bread flour is grown in across the northern Plains. Additional wheat varieties are grown in the Northwest and throughout the Eastern states.
- Widely diversified crop – many varieties
- Well-suited to temperate climates – a perennial seed with year-round, worldwide production
- Short growing season – 90 days from seed to harvest
- Grows at most elevations from sea-level up to an altitude of 30,000 feet
Targeted Growth Wheat
Targeted Growth has early indications that its technology will create a non-GMO wheat that has substantial increases in overall yield.