WGRF Commits $2.4 Million to 13 New Research Projects

Through a continuing co-funding partnership with the Agriculture Development Fund (ADF) and other producer commodity groups, Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF) is pleased to announce over $2.4 Million of new funding for 13 crop-related research projects.

“Our organization is driven by the mission of producers directing investment in crop research to benefit western Canadian grain farmers,” says WGRF Board Chair, Terry Young. “ADF provides a great forum for producer groups to collaborate and co-fund agricultural research that improves agricultural systems, varietal development and agronomic practices. WGRF is committed to investing in agricultural research, and partnerships like this one with ADF leverages our research investments.”

The approved projects include research into: improving weed and disease management, intercropping of pulses and oilseeds, improved management of aphids for pulse crops, improved agronomic quality and disease traits for oat varieties, and improved nitrogen management for canola and soybeans.

A full listing of projects will be posted on the WGRF website once research contracts are in place. More than 420 past and present WGRF funded research projects are currently listed on westerngrains.com.

“WGRF is currently funding 146 research projects in over 25 crops,” said Garth Patterson, WGRF Executive Director. “WGRF’s funding is directed at research into variety development and agronomy, emphasizing whole-farm sustainability, resiliency and efficiency of crop production systems.”