The Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF) is a farmer-funded and farmer-directed charity investing in agricultural research that benefits western Canadian field crop producers.
WGRF participates in established science based, competitive funding processes to co-fund proposals consistent with WGRF’s research priorities. WGRF does not accept proposals directly.
Researchers interested in accessing WGRF funding can submit proposals to any of the following:
- Agri-Food Research & Development Initiative (ARDI) in Manitoba
- Agriculture Development Fund (ADF) in Saskatchewan
- Agriculture Funding Consortium (AFC) in Alberta
- Genome Canada
Priority Areas for Single Crop and Whole Farm Integrated Multi-Crop Research
For eligible crops, WGRF will invest in both single crop and whole farm integrated multi-crop research in the priority areas of variety development and production. Multi-crop research will address issues from an integrated crop and whole farm perspective, with emphasis on cross-commodity benefit. Outcomes are expected to have a positive impact on producers’ long-term sustainability (economic, environmental and social).
- Variety Development (e.g. genetics, breeding methods, pre-breeding, breeding, pathology, quality, trialing);
- Production (e.g. cropping systems, fertility management, pest management, production management, water use efficiency, fertilizer use efficiency, adaptation to and mitigation of climate change, crop quality, storage, storage pests, economic analysis).
- Major crops: barley, canola, lentil, pea, wheat.
- Intermediate crops: canaryseed, chickpea, corn, fababean, flax, mustard, oats, soybean, sunflower, winter cereals.
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