Cereal and Pulse / Oilseeds

Cereal Crops

Collaboration with cereal and oilseed breeding programs in eastern and western Canada evaluates cultivars and selections for vigour, yield and quality, and identifies/evaluates sources of genetic resistance to production diseases and potentially catastrophic threats.

Successful solutions

  • Developed new barley cultivars with improved yield and disease resistance under eastern Canada conditions; these cultivars account for approximately one-third of barley acreage in eastern Canada.