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Tax credits available for checkoffs

Wheat producers who paid the Alberta Wheat Commission provincial checkoff and did not request a refund are eligible for a tax credit. For the 2015 tax year, 20 per cent of the checkoff is eligible for the federal Scientific Research and Experimental Development tax incentive program. The tax credit percentage is based on the dollar […] Read more

One area of research the funding will  applied to is fusarium head blight resistance in spring wheat.

Alberta Wheat Commission funds research

The Alberta Wheat Commission is investing $970,000 over five years in 13 wheat-related research projects. Projects include: effectiveness and appropriate timing of plant growth regulators; fusarium head blight resistance in spring wheat; development of soft white spring and general purpose spring wheat with higher yield potential; influence of genotype, weather, growing environment, and crop management […] Read more