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Western Grains Research Foundation

The Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF) is a farmer-funded and farmer-directed non-profit organization investing in agricultural research that benefits western Canadian farmers. WGRF is the largest producer funder of field crop research in Canada. Since 1981, WGRF has funded over $183 M of research in field crops of interest to western Canadian farmers.

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Special Initiatives

The Field Heroes campaign encourages growers and agronomists to consider beneficial insects in production recommendations and decisions.

Research Update

Read the most recent WGRF Research review. As producer we should be proud of these investments we’ve made in our industry.

Research Programming

Building on WGRF’s experience in leading agronomic research capacity, WGRF is focusing on leading and funding research on whole farm integrated multi-crop issues.

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January 25, 2017 11:15 PM

WGRF In the News 2019

Seek and Destroy: The Control Of Herbicide-Resistant Weeds Through Seed Destruction - Alberta Seed Guide, January 2019   New research chair position at the

January 25, 2017 11:15 PM

WGRF Commits $3 million to Agriculture Research Chair at University of Alberta

WGRF is pleased to announce a commitment of $3 million for a Research Chair in Cropping Systems at the University of Alberta to study interactions between plants, soils,

January 25, 2017 11:15 PM

WGRF Commits $2.4 Million to 13 New Research Projects

Through a continuing co-funding partnership with the Agriculture Development Fund (ADF) and other producer commodity groups, Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF) is

January 25, 2017 11:15 PM

WGRF Commits $4.2 million to Cluster Research

              The Canadian National Wheat, Barley, and Diverse Field Crop AgriScience Clusters were announced

January 25, 2017 11:15 PM

WGRF Research Review Magazine

As you read through these pages, take note that many, if not all, of these projects and initiatives are made possible, in part, because of producer funding As producers,

January 25, 2017 11:15 PM

WGRF Commits $675,000 to Organic Science Cluster

The Organic Science Cluster III (OSCIII) was announced earlier today by the Honourable Laurence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada The OCSIII