U of A gets more funding from grains foundation

U of A gets more funding from grains foundation
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The University of Alberta is getting a research plot seeder and combine for its wheat-breeding program thanks to a $289,000 grant from the Western Grains Research Foundation.

The program focuses on development of hard red (CWRS) and high-yield (CPS) spring wheat varieties, and also conducts research into genetics of disease resistance, nitrogen-use efficiency in wheat, and supports other winter wheat-, spring wheat-, barley- and organic oat-breeding programs.

The Western Grains Research Foundation has given the university more than $3.5 million over the past two years, including funding for infrastructure investment at the Breton Plots and for establishing a research chair in cropping systems.

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