Alberta Wheat Commission funds research

One area of research the funding will  applied to is fusarium head blight resistance in spring wheat.
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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 on gluten strength and the sustainability of CWRS as a premium wheat class;
  • fighting rust fungal crop threats through integrated genomics research;
  • and a province-wide survey to assess the extent of fusarium graminearum infestation.

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