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Development of Canada Prairie Spring_red (CPSR) cultivars for western Canada

Posted on 04.03.2019 | Last Modified 07.05.2019
Lead Researcher (PI): Randhawa, Harpinder
Institution: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
Total WGRF Funding: $188,545
Co-Funders: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Alberta Wheat Commission, Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association
Start Date: 2018
Project Length: 5 Years
Objectives:

To respond to the growing potential of the CPSR class for value added niche markets, and to focus on desired protein concentration, with stronger gluten and good milling and end-use quality. To focus on mitigating the major production threats for spring wheat, including FHB, wheat midge, rusts, common bunt, leaf spots and pre-harvest sprouting.