Saskatchewan Variety Performance Group (SVPG) 2018 trials

  • Term: 1 year, beginning in 2018
  • Funding Amount: $ 39,900
  • Lead Researcher(s): Mitchell Japp (Ministry of Agriculture)
  • Funding Partners: Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture - Agriculture Development Fund (ADF), Saskatchewan Barley Development Commission, Saskatchewan Oat Development Commission and Saskatchewan Seed Growers Association.

Project Description:

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 data in the variety performance trials on priority traits to provide farmers with more productive information on farming decisions.

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