CWRC commits $2 million to University Of Alberta’s wheat breeding program

The Canadian Wheat Research Coalition commits $2 million over five years toward a core breeding agreement with the U of A. The investment funds research with the U of A’s wheat breeding program. Researcher Lead Dean Spaner (Department of Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Science) comments.

U of A’s innovative wheat-breeding program gets $2M funding boost

Research lead Dean Spaner (Department of Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Science) says a five-year agreement with Canadian Wheat Research Coalition will support development of new varieties of earlier-maturing, higher-yielding wheat for Western Canadian growers.

And the canola disease surveys say…

Stephen Strelkov (Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Science) is one of Western Canada’s crop disease specialists who’ve spent the past few months finalizing results from canola field disease surveys executed during the 2020 growing season.

Rotational grazing’s effect on carbon storage studied

Ed Bork (Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Science) and Bharat Shrestha (Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Science) comment on a U of A study examining how adaptive multi-paddock grazing compared with neighbouring conventional grazing in terms of carbon storage and greenhouse gas fluxes.

Fertilizer and biostimulant show promise

Sheau-Fang Hwang (Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Sciences) is interviewed about research she conducted on a particular product’s effect on clubroot in canola. While the results are intriguing, Hwang notes much more research would be needed to confirm effectiveness in the field and …

Add another one to your canola scouting list

Sheau-Fang Hwang and Stephen Strelkov (Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Sciences) have a long-term project in which they are looking at how inoculum density affects yield severity, with greenhouse studies and eventually field studies with various cultivars.