Breeding improved CPS red cultivars

Posted on 04.03.2019 | Last Modified 22.02.2021
Lead Researcher (PI): Richard Cuthbert
Institution: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
Total WGRF Funding: $150,000
Co-Funders: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Alberta Wheat Commission, Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association, Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission
Start Date: 2018
Project Length: 5 Years

To respond to the growing potential of value added niche markets for CPS_red wheat by developing varieties with desirable protein quality, good milling, and end use processing ability. To develop CPS_red cultivars with disease and pre-harvest sprouting resistance.