As wheat breeding and genetics department at Central Research Institute for Field Crops, our goal is to develop high yielding, disease and stress tolerant cultivars with high quality parameters. To this day our breeding program has developed 27 bread wheat and 12 durum wheat cultivars many of which are used by farmers in our region extensively. We are specialized in field trails, and can offer screening for drought and other abiotic stress elements in field conditions. We also utilize landraces in order to develop stress tolerant varieties, for unfavorable environmental conditions. Our experience in this area can bring a deeper understanding to a project with aim of developing varieties for a changing climate.
Central Research Institute for Field Crops has been established in 1926. Our research Institute holds 11 departments with 160 researchers, and 240 workers. The institute has 550 ha area for experimental purposes.
Our mission includes developing new and superior varieties of wheat, barley, chickpea, lentil and forage crops by traditional and molecular breeding methods as well as carrying out applied and basic scientific research. As the central research institute our mission area includes all regions of Turkey. Thus, the institute is in close contact and collaboration with agricultural research institutes all over Turkey. Further information about the institute can be reached at: