Anthers are removed from a wheat flower head as part of an artificial cross-pollination experiment at the Wheat Research Institute in the 1930s. The institute was founded in 1928 to improve wheat, flour and bread by research into wheat growing, milling and baking. The foundation director was F. W. Hilgendorf, who pioneered wheat breeding in New Zealand. His most successful variety was Cross 7, which made up 47% of the wheat grown in 1942.
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