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Agreement bolsters Colorado State University’s partnership with Colorado wheat growers

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The Colorado Wheat Research Foundation, Colorado Wheat Administrative Committee and Colorado State University signed a 10-year collaborative research and commercialization agreement last month, according to a news release.

The agreement will fund new CSU research, outreach, education and program support.

"Solidifying our partnership with CWRF and CWAC will allow us to advance our collaborative effort in researching wheat — a Colorado agriculture staple," said Alan Rudolph, CSU's vice president for research.

The partnership will enhance production-related and human health-related research, improved disease and insect resistance, herbicide-resistant weed management and improved grain quality for domestic and global markets, the release, which came out last week, said. It will benefit the farmers who grow more than 2 million acres of wheat in the state every year.

The Wheat Research Foundation, the Wheat Administrative Committee and CSU have a longstanding relationship that includes research, student internship opportunities, technology transfer and commercialization, a news release said.

This kind of collaboration has helped provide solutions to many wheat-growing challenges associated with drought, invasive plant diseases and insects while also meeting consumer demands, according to the release.