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.
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.
High-throughput omics approaches for effective breeding selection of durum wheat quality
This project will focus on genetic and genomic approaches to predict quality parameters including protein content, yellow pigment content (YPC) and milling quality in durum which will enable larger scale selections for those traits at earlier generations of breeding programs and ultimately accelerate the breeding programs on improving durum wheat quality.view all