May 2018

2018 wheat class modernization

Following the 2015 consultation, the Canadian Grain Commission continued discussions with affected value chain stakeholders including breeders, variety owners, grain companies, producer groups, and Cereals Canada.

On January 15, 2016, the Canadian Grain Commission announced the implementation of the Canada Northern Hard Red and Canada Western Special Purpose wheat classes. These classes came into effect on August 1, 2016.

Varieties transitioning to Canada Northern Hard Red (CNHR) class

As of August 1, 2018

From Canada Western Red Spring

  • AC Abbey
  • AC Cora
  • AC Eatonia
  • AC Majestic
  • AC Michael
  • AC Minto
  • Alvena
  • Alikat
  • CDC Makwa
  • CDC Osler
  • Columbus
  • Conway
  • Harvest
  • Kane
  • Katepwa
  • Leader
  • Lillian
  • McKenzie
  • Neepawa
  • Park
  • Pasqua
  • Pembina
  • Thatcher
  • Unity
  • 5603HR

From Canada Prairie Spring Red

  • AC Foremost
  • AC Taber
  • Conquer
  • Oslo

As of August 1, 2019

From Canada Prairie Spring Red

  • AC Crystal

As of August 1, 2021

From Canada Western Red Spring

  • AAC Redwater
  • AC Domain
  • Muchmore
  • Vesper
  • 5605 HR CL

For more information on wheat classes, please see the Canadian Grain Commission website.

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