American Experience

Search for high-yield Wheat

Clip: Season 32 Episode 3 | 1m 6s

In the 1940s, plant scientist Norman Borlaug began cross-breeding wheat strains from different regions. He pioneered “shuttle breeding” which sped up the wheat breeding process.

Aired: 04/21/20

Rating: NR

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