Increasing grain yield in CWRS wheat while maintaining grain protein levels and baking quality

Posted on 14.02.2022 | Last Modified 14.02.2022
Lead Researcher (PI): Pierre Hucl
Institution: University of Saskatchewan
Total WGRF Funding: $44,851
Co-Funders: Agriculture Development Fund, Alberta Wheat Commission, Manitoba Crop Alliance, Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission
Start Date: 2021
Project Length: 3 Years

Develop CWRS wheat cultivars that are 10-15% higher yielding while meeting protein and baking quality targets. Identify emmer wheat accessions carrying the active HMW glutenin Glu-A1Ay subunit.