CWRS samples needed for gluten strength study

Researchers from the University of Manitoba are looking for samples of nine varieties of CWRS wheat to assist in a gluten strength study.

Farmers who are interested in taking part in the study are asked to fill out a questionnaire (click here for PDF) and mail it or email it ( to the Gluten Strength Project.

The researchers are looking for samples from Glenn, Stanley, Utmost, Carberry, Brandon, Cardale, Stettler, Unity and Harvest varieties. Cereal Chemist Harry Sapirstein, who is co-leading the project, told the Manitoba Cooperator that they hope to get a wide selection of each variety.

“What we are hoping to see is about 100 farmers for each variety respond so we can pick the 50 who are most widely distributed for each variety,” Sapirstein said in an interview.

Selected farmers will receive a package containing background information about the project, an information sheet to fill out and a pre-labelled sample container for shipping at no cost. Farmers will submit two kilograms of wheat representative of the field on which it was grown.

“That will tell an interesting story in how much variation grain companies see when farmers deliver to their elevators,” Sapirstein said.

Sask Wheat has provided funding for this project. Please click here for more information on our commitment and the project.