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University of Alberta wheat breeders supported

University of Alberta wheat breeders supported

Reading Time: < 1 minute Alberta Wheat and its Prairie counterparts have pledged $2 million over five years for the University of Alberta’s wheat-breeding program. U of A researchers will focus on Canadian Western Red Spring and Canadian Prairie Spring Red. The aim is to develop three to five registered varieties with traits of early maturity, shorter straw stalk, and […] Read more

Prairie cereal growers are putting more than $24 million into Ag Canada’s core wheat- and barley-breeding programs.

Cereal groups provide long-term funding for breeding programs

The five-year agreements support Ag Canada’s core breeding programs for wheat and barley

Reading Time: 2 minutes Alberta cereal growers, along with their Prairie counterparts, will be putting more than $24 million into development of new varieties over the next five years. The Canadian Wheat Research Coalition — a collaboration of the three Prairie wheat commissions — has committed $22.6 million over five years to a core breeding agreement with Agriculture and […] Read more


(Jack Dykinga photo courtesy ARS/USDA)

Prairie wheat commissions to collaborate on research funding

The Prairie provinces’ three wheat commissions are set to take a team approach to research funding through a new not-for-profit body. The Alberta Wheat Commission, Sask Wheat and the Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association on Tuesday announced the formation of the Canadian Wheat Research Coalition (CWRC) to “facilitate long-term investments aimed at improving profitability […] Read more