Modified surface wax for improved water retention in canola

Posted on 19.01.2023 | Last Modified 19.01.2023
Lead Researcher (PI): Mark Smith
Institution: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
Total WGRF Funding: $44,550
Co-Funders: Agriculture Development Fund, Saskatchewan Canola Development Commission
Start Date: 2022
Project Length: 3 Years

Assess if wax composition in canola can be modified to proactively improve the effectiveness of the water barrier without the need to react and make more wax. Determine regulatory sequences that control gene expression in the epidermis.