Crops | VOL. 15, ISSUE 94 January-February 2016

Climate Change and Wheat

Wheat is the world’s third most important cereal crop, after maize and rice. Globally, it occupies 222 million ha areas across all major regions of the world and produces 729 million tonnes (MT) grains. India contributes 13 per cent to the global wheat production of 729, with 94.5 MT grown on 31.2 million ha areas (fao.org). Since 1961, there has been an annual growth rate of 4.19 per cent, with a 1.5 per cent annual horizontal expansion in area and...

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