Edgar S. McFadden Lecture on Wheat Improvement

In 1916, Edgar S. McFadden envisioned and accomplished the first major breakthrough in conferring genetic resistance to stem rust in wheat. From a single seed, his work aided our victory in World War II, kindled the Green Revolution, set the stage for the successes of Norman Borlaug, and is still making a critical difference today in food production globally for many millions of people.

The 2nd Edgar S. McFadden Symposium on Wheat Improvement will be held in San Antonio on April 17–18, 2016 to continue his legacy by honoring him and other global leaders in wheat research. The symposium will be held in conjunction with the Hard Winter Wheat Workers Workshop.