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:

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).

  1. Variety Development (e.g. genetics, breeding methods, pre-breeding, breeding, pathology, quality, trialing);
  2. 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).

Eligible Crops

  1. Major crops: barley, canola, lentil, pea, wheat.
  2. Intermediate crops: canaryseed, chickpea, corn, fababean, flax, mustard, oats, soybean, sunflower, winter cereals.

For more information please contact:

Joelle Harris, B.S.A., PAg
Research Program Manager
(306) 975-1230

Gord Androsoff M.Sc., PAg
Research Program Manager
(306) 975-0099 

Pat Flaten, M.Sc., PAg
Research Program Manager
(306) 975-0207