Research

Integrated management of stripe rust in wheat for Alberta (2016-2019)

  • Term: Three years, beginning in 2016
  • Funding Amount: $168,000
  • Lead Researcher(s): Dean Spaner (U of A)
  • Funding Partners: Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC), Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF)
  • Project Description: Severe epidemics of stripe rust may cause up to 50% yield losses. Since 2000, stripe rust has been observed every year with serious epidemics reported in 2005, 2006, 2011 and 2014 in some parts of Western Canada. Genetic resistance is the most effective and environment friendly strategy to control stripe rust. This project is expected to improve the understanding of the genetics of stripe rust resistance in Western Canada and facilitate development of stripe rust resistant wheat cultivars.

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SK Water Monitoring for Neonicotinoid Insecticides

Water quality information currently available to understand neonicotinoid concentrations in the environment is based on limited data, especially in prairie streams and rivers. Information from these water monitoring programs could influence the decision on the phase-out of imidacloprid and the subsequent special review of the other two neonicotinoids.

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