Influence of genotype, weather and the growing environment, and crop management on gluten strength and the sustainability of CWRS as a premium wheat class in the prairie region

Posted on 06.02.2017 | Last Modified 07.05.2019
Lead Researcher (PI): Harry Sapirstein
Institution: University of Manitoba
Total WGRF Funding: $1,283,882
Co-Funders: Alberta Wheat Commission, MAFRD-Agri-Food Research & Development Initiative, Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission
Start Date: 2015
Project Length: 4 Years

The research will  investigate the nature of CWRS wheat gluten strength variation in milling grade samples in relation to genotype, and environmental factors both abiotic (weather) and biotic (FHB and wheat midge), and the influence of select and widely used crop management practices (application of fungicide and insecticide) to mitigate the effects of those biotic factors.