• Welcome

    The Poland Lab is part of the Hard Winter Wheat Genetics Research Unit in Manhattan, KS. Our lab focuses on developing improved wheat germplasm along with novel breeding tools and methodologies. Look around the site to learn more about our research projects and lab members.
  • Meetthe lab

    While we're all working with wheat, our projects vary greatly from person to person. Head over to the people page to learn more about the Poland Lab members and what we're working on. Read More
  • Historyof wheat

    Wheat is the most important staple food in the world and grown on more land area than any crop. In 10,000 years, the earth's population has doubled ten times, from less than 10 million to more than six billion now and ten billion soon. Most of the calories that made that increase possible have come from three plants: maize, rice, and wheat. The oldest and most widespread of the three crops is wheat. Wheat is the staple food of mankind, and its history is that of humanity. Read the exciting history of wheat at The Economist. Read More
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