Posts in Research
U of S FHB research providing promise for spring wheat and durum producers

Fusarium head blight (FHB) is such a prevalent and destructive problem for Saskatchewan wheat producers that Sask Wheat has made it a research priority, investing millions of dollars into projects studying how to combat the fungus and minimize its damage. Two of those projects were recently completed. One project tested potential new sources of FHB resistance in spring wheat while another focused on improving FHB management in durum.

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The surprising success of midge-tolerant wheat

Through the late 1980s and into the 2000s, farmers were encouraged to manage their risk through practices such as insecticide application and having a rotation that had a resistant non-wheat crop grown between wheat crops. However, a breakthrough came when midge resistance was discovered by breeders and entomologists at the Cereal Research Centre (CRC) in Winnipeg.

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