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.
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