3/14/14 - Winter Wheat Crossing Block at Lafayette, Indiana

The first step is to plant and vernalize seed in order to make crosses over the winter.

We let the seed germinate in petri dishes and then move the dishes into a fridge for around 7 weeks to provide the cold period (vernalization) needed to stimulate the young plants to reproduce.

2/27/14 - Introducing Don Obert's Ghostwriter

At last we have found out how to get SRW Wheat Breeder Don Obert to keep a blog – we got his Research Assistant Tracy Beall to write it for him!

That means you can now expect to see more frequent updates from the busy Lafayette program. Here's Tracy hard at work!

1/3/14 - LCS hosts Class Field Trip in Lafayette

On December 18, 2013, the Lafayette Research Station hosted 43 students from 2 fifth grade classes at Faith Christian School for an afternoon of hands-on learning.

SRWW Growing Season in Photos

May 16, 2013 - Wheat is starting to head out, a sure sign that the season has officially begun. This is one of our headrows showing awn segregation.

The Man in the East

Meet Breeder Don Obert

Greetings from the Soft Red Winter Wheat breeding program. My name is Don Obert, and like my fellow wheat breeding colleagues, I’m officially launching an LCS blog. The phrase, “A picture is worth a thousand words” will probably come to describe my style of blogging.