Development of Canada Prairie Spring_red (CPSR) cultivars for western Canada

Posted on 04.03.2019 | Last Modified 07.05.2019
Lead Researcher (PI): Harpinder Randhawa
Institution: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
Total WGRF Funding: $188,545
Co-Funders: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Alberta Wheat Commission, Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association
Start Date: 2018
Project Length: 5 Years

To respond to the growing potential of the CPSR class for value added niche markets, and to focus on desired protein concentration, with stronger gluten and good milling and end-use quality. To focus on mitigating the major production threats for spring wheat, including FHB, wheat midge, rusts, common bunt, leaf spots and pre-harvest sprouting.