Evaluation of farmer-selected wheat, oat and potato genotypes under organic production in eastern and western Canada

Posted on 26.06.2019 | Last Modified 26.06.2019
Lead Researcher (PI): Martin Entz
Institution: University of Manitoba
Total WGRF Funding: $13,333
Co-Funders: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, USC Canada, Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network, Organic Alberta
Start Date: 2019
Project Length: 3 Years

To determine the field performance of farmer-selected wheat, oats and potato lines grown under organic production in different areas of Canada. To evaluate farmer-selected wheat and oats for resistance to FHB, leaf diseases and response to excess water and drought. To gain an understanding of the role of the farmer's selection approach on genetic progress in wheat and oat populations which could lead to the development of a new participatory crop breeding model for Canada.