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