Kirby T Nilsen

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Research Scientist

Sustainable Oat Breeding and Genomics

Current research and/or projects

  • Discovery, development and release of milling, feed and forage quality oats with improved nutritional quality and reduced business risk for production in a sustainable cropping system in western Canada.
  • Breeding oat cultivars for the rust-prone areas of the Canadian prairies
  • Breeding organic oat cultivars for western Canada

Professional activities / interests

  • Member of the Prairie Recommending Committee for Oat and Barley 
  • Coordinator of the Western Cooperative Oat Registration Trial

Key publications

  1. K.D. Singh, S.D. Noble, P. Ravichandran, K. Halcro, R. Soolanayakanahally, J. Sangha, E. Brauer, K.T. Nilsen, O. Molina, H.S. Randhawa, R. Ortega Polo, C. Workman, S. Pahari, “Unmanned Ground Vehicle for High-throughput Phenotyping to Quantify Field Crops Characteristics”, NAPPN Annual Conference, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA, February, 2024 (Hybrid);

    2024 - View publication details

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    2022 - View publication details