Grain research funding announced

Grain research funding announced
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The Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF) will invest over $18 million into field crop research in 2015 — more than double the $7.3 million awarded in 2013.

Among the projects receiving funding in 2015 are:

  • Genome Canada Large Scale Applied Research Project ($5 million)
  • Systems Approach to Crop Sustainability ($4.3 million over five years, half from WGRF)
  • Wheat Cluster ($25.2 million over five years with $9.6 million from WGRF)
  • Barley Cluster ($11.2 million over five years with $1.5 million from WGRF)
  • graduate scholarships
  • agronomy research capacity study of Western Canada

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