Selective breeding and the ‘Green Revolution’ | Botany: A Blooming History

Norman Borlaug used selective breeding techniques to improve wheat production in Mexico. He produced plants which had large seed heads and hence a good yield. However, the plants were too tall and were prone to falling over (lodging).

Clip Info
  • Clip length: 5'30''
  • Broadcast year: 2011
Curriculum Connection
  • Biology | Reproduction, genetics and evolution | Variation | Variation

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  • Provider: BBC
  • Channel: BBC Four
  • Programme: Botany: A Blooming History
  • Episode: Hidden World