Thursday, May 17, 2012

Benedictus bread wheat


Blessed be the Christians who celebrate Ascension Day today, whether on the Mt. of Olives or around the world.

I never know how to illustrate Jesus' ascension into heaven 40 days after Easter (except for this one post).
But when I saw the wonderful name of this new kind of bread wheat yesterday at the 3-day AgriTech exhibition, I knew it was perfect for the blog!

The improved wheat was one of the many plants the Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Center, was showing off.
It was developed to be resistant to leaf rust, one of the major diseases of wheat.
The new bread wheat cultivar cv. Benedictus-16 has already been released and is doing very well in the field.

Cv. stands for cultivar which comes from combining the words cultivated variety.


Patsy said...

Thank you for the lovely reminder and post.

Julie said...

I am not a Christian person, so all the details of the religion often flow over me. However,I wonder why the fixation upon the number 40? Well, fixation, might be over-stating the case. I can think of The Flood being 40 days, and the Ascension being 40 days. Was that an old calendar measure?

Thank you for your endeavours on the other matter of research. I have left another comment following on from yours.

Dina said...

Patsy, happy Ascension Day.

Julie, I think it was not a calendar measure but maybe just an expression meaning "a long time."
Like Moses and the Israelites wondering in the desert for 40 years. And Jesus being out in the desert for 40 days.

Anonymous said...

Would like to have said, that there's hardly anything as honest as bread.

So you might kindly delete the comment before. Please have a good Friday.

Scrappy Grams said...

thank you for the lovely post, in the USA we now celebrate Ascension on the Sunday after Ascension Day. I don't know why.

Louis la Vache said...

Excellent choice, Dina!

cieldequimper said...

That's a lovely post!

Eki said...

A new hope for the human kind. A perfect post to illustrate the Ascension Day.

Spiderdama said...

Great post for that day we celebrate here in our family.
This day was on the same day as we celebrated our national day this year:-)