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.

Project to make jet fuel from waste fats, oils gets big financial lift from federal government

A group led by David Bressler (Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Science) has received a $2.89-million grant from Natural Resources Canada. The group has been working on a project to convert renewable materials—which are often already turned into biodiesel fuel—into fuel that can be used by jet…

U of A ag research receives WGRF funding

Dean Spaner (Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Science) leads a wheat breeding program that has received $288,550 through the Western Grains Research Foundation. The program also “conducts research into genetics of disease resistance, nitrogen-use efficiency in wheat, and supports other…

The Western Grains Research Foundation Approves $288,550 for Equipment at the University of Alberta

As part of its $32 million Capacity Initiative, WGRF is pleased to announce a $288,550 investment in the Wheat Breeding Program (WBP) at the University of Alberta for a research plot seeder and combine.

Research programs to support agricultural innovation transferred to U of A

Some key provincial research programs are being transferred to the University of Alberta and will be funded by an arms-length non-profit company.
The agreement between Alberta Agriculture and Forestry and the university was announced on Monday.