To develop Canadian Western Red Spring wheat varieties targeting the Parkland region. The program will target an improved agronomic package, reduced height, stronger straw strength, early maturity and increased yield. Maintaining or improving disease resistance and wheat midge resistance will also be a priority.
Lead Researcher (PI): Santosh Kumar
Institution: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
Total WGRF Funding: $200,000
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