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.
The data collected from these trials is entered into annual publications Varieties of Grain Crops and SaskSeed Guide. In this project, SVPG is collecting data in the variety performance trials on priority traits to provide farmers with more productive information on farming decisions.
This research is tailored to understand how the interaction of management practices and environmental conditions in farmers’ fields affect FHB development in wheat; and to develop a more precise recommendations for FHB management in wheat considering all the variables that influence FHB development.
This research aims at facilitating the deployment of stripe rust resistance in Canadian wheat and to ease breeding efforts in finding unidentified resistance sources existing in our own Canadian adopted genotypes and cultivars.
This project aims at the introduction of the N2 biological fixation pathway into mitochondria of crops and will be based on the recently developed AAFC nif cluster optimized for expression in triticale/wheat mitochondria.
The proposed research will compare the yield and quality benefits of various fungicide application timings and the performance of new fungicide modes of action that have longer residual periods. This study will also investigate the interaction of fungicide use on two genetically diverse wheat cultivars.
This project aims to develop fermentation technologies to reduce levels of adverse components in wheat and to improve tolerance of wheat products. The main objectives of this project include the reduction of FODMAPs in wheat and wheat bread by fermentation with food-grade lactobacilli and quantification of trypsin amylase inhibitors and wheat agglutinins in wheat and wheat bread fermented with addition of enzyme-active malt and lactobacilli.
The overall objective of this project is to determine the most practical, cost effective methods to reduce deoxynivalenol (DON) levels in Fusarium-infected wheat and barley, with a focus on on-farm applications thereby increasing the value, safety and marketing opportunities for these important crops.
This research builds on the findings from previous projects on identification of novel quantitative rust resistant gene(s) for leaf, stem and stripe rust. The main focus is to stack those resistant genes identified individually for major rust diseases in to a single genotype, with the aid of markers to obtain enhanced and durable resistance to more than one fungal disease species including the aggressive strains of stripe rust and new Ug99 races of stem rust.
The objective of this project is to determine the distribution of ash content in the kernel of cultivars of durum wheat with variable expression; to develop and validate robust genotyping platforms for durum wheat with the specific focus on genetic mapping populations with a large range in phenotypic expression of milling potential; and to develop genomic selection prediction models using a combination of high density molecular data and robust milling data.
The objectives of this project are to scientifically determine how the use of supplemental heat affects the drying rate and storage conditions of wheat and canola; to determine the economic benefits of using supplemental heating with natural airdrying (NAD) systems; and to compile and disseminate best management practices for use of supplemental heat with NAD.
This project builds on the initial findings of the researcher’s team on identification of a new biological control agent (BCA), a new species of fungus native to Saskatchewan developed into a biopesticide to fight mycotoxigenic Fusarium-FHB pathogens.
This project will compare the field-derived results with those on conventional small plot experiments and with modelled results using sophisticated models of carbon and nitrogen dynamics. Collectively, the results of the project will enable Saskatchewan producers to position themselves confidently and appropriately in the public policy debate over how crop production should be treated in carbon tax schemes and/or within trading schemes for greenhouse gas emission offsets produced through SOC sequestration.
The goal of this project is to accelerate the deployment of Adult Plant Resistance genes (APRs) for stripe (Yr) and leaf rust (Lr) resistance in Canadian durum wheat and to evaluate their effectiveness under Canadian field conditions.
The main objective of this study is to modify the existing N test method in to a rapid new soil N test that potentially correlates to mineralizable N and crop yield outcomes. Researchers intend to develop this into a commercial soil N test that could be licensed to others or developed further in-house. The new test will provide a better means of estimating fertilizer needs.
The objective of this study is to report the presence and prevalence of resistance to triazole fungicides in the population of Fusarium graminearum (F.g) which causes Fusarium Head Blight, in Western Canada.
The main objectives of this project are to identify the soil properties that best characterize soil health in the semi-arid prairies; to quantify the effects of medium and long-term agricultural management (tillage system, crop rotation) on soil health; and to develop a new producer-oriented manual (soil health assessment protocol) for measuring soil health in Saskatchewan. The proposed project will fill this gap by developing Saskatchewan’s first soil health testing protocol.
The primary goal of this study is to investigate and provide knowledge about the common consumption patterns of grain-based foods among Canadians and contributions of grains to Canadian’s nutrient intake, health and wellbeing.