FAQ: WSU Wheat and Barley Research and Royalties
Washington State University breeds cereals for diverse climates in Washington, with a focus on locally important resistance traits and high standards while training the next generation of plant breeders.
The cereal breeding industry is changing rapidly. Public breeding programs need adequate financial resources to remain viable. For the past four years, WSU wheat and barley research has been supported by royalties and protected by plant-back restrictions, both critical to the long-term survival of our public breeding program.
WSU provides answers to frequently asked questions in order to provide clarity about royalties and plant-back provisions.