Saskatchewan Variety Performance Group – Data Enhancement and Wheat Midge Resistance Testing
Term: 1 year starting 2016
Funding amount: $ 37,853
Funding partners: Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation (SCIC)
The Saskatchewan Variety Performance Group (SVPG) is an informal group made up of stakeholders who are interested in variety performance testing in Saskatchewan. SVPG has coordinated the post-registration regional performance testing of spring wheat, durum, barley, oats and flax varieties since 2006. The data collected from these trials is entered into annual publications Varieties of Grain Crops and SaskSeed Guide. In this project, SVPG is collecting additional data in the variety performance trials on priority traits including maturity, height, lodging, test weight, thousand kernel weight and wheat midge, to enhance the available data set and to provide farmers with more productive information on farming decisions.