Botany Photo of the Day will have brief written entries on weekends, holidays and my vacations from April through September. – Daniel
In terms of global cereal crop production, wheat is second only to maize (corn) (though it sometimes yields the number two spot to rice, depending on the year). China, India and the USA are the world’s top-three producers – not so coincidentally, these are also the three countries with the largest populations. Read “The Story of Wheat” from the December, 2005 edition of The Economist for details about the history and future of this exceedingly important crop.