Breeding milling oat varieties with improved agronomic, quality and disease traits for Saskatchewan oat producers

Posted on 26.06.2019 | Last Modified 22.02.2021
Lead Researcher (PI): Aaron Beattie
Institution: University of Saskatchewan
Total WGRF Funding: $1,166,675
Co-Funders: Agriculture Development Fund
Start Date: 2019
Project Length: 5 Years

To undertake the development of improved oat varieties with continued focus on improving agronomics, milling and nutritional quality and disease resistance. To expand efforts to increase protein content and improve rust resistance while also incorporating novel traits such as hairless groats to understand their potential impact and importance to growers and millers.