Tag: Dave Sefton

WGRF Renews Funding for U of A Wheat Breeding

The producer-funded Western Grains Research Foundation has renewed its wheat breeding partnership with the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Agricultural, life & Environmental Sciences, committing $811,587 to the program over the next five years. “The wheat breeding program at the U of A’s Faculty of ALES is an important piece of the western Canadian wheat… Read more »

WGRF Commits Over $7 Million to Wheat Breeding at U of S and U of M

The Western Grains Research Foundation announced more than $7 million in funding for public wheat breeding at the Universities of Saskatchewan and Manitoba today. $5.2 million in producer check-off funds will go toward the wheat breeding program at the U of S Crop Development Centre over the next five years. The CDC has released and… Read more »

You Must Test Your Flax Seed for Triffid – Dave Sefton, SaskFlax

The flax industry in Canada is still in recovery trying to manage the triffid flax discovery of 2009. Triffid, a genetically modified form of flax, was ordered destroyed over 10 years ago over concerns that the European Union would reject it. Those fears over rejection were enough reason for farmers, considering that the EU buys… Read more »