What is wheat?

Ag Zone, Science for Youth November 26, 2012 Print Friendly and PDF

Wheat Grains and Stalks
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Wheat is a plant that is grown for it's grain.  It is also known as a cereal grass which produces cereal grain.  The grain is also called kernels.  They are located in the top or the 'head' of the plant.  Wheat grain is milled or ground up to make flour which is used to make bread and pasta.  


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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.