The Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) and its partners in the Agriculture Funding Consortium are investing $1.5 million in 10 agronomic and breeding/genetic research projects. Five are focused on genetics, four on agronomic management, and one on both agronomy and genetics. “Research is a top priority for the commission with
40 per cent of AWC producer checkoff dollars going into research projects,” said commission chair Kent Erickson. In total, the Agriculture Funding Consortium — a group of 14 funding organizations — is investing $9 million in research.