b"That sort of inter-trait relationship also adds a level of complexity because if were trying to breeder shorter types for growers, it can have an impact on the amount of Fusarium that we might see. You put all that together, and its pretty complex.Curtis Pozniaka result, there is more opportunity for Fusarium inoculant to movefor on-farm research, the future is exciting with whats being from the ground to infect the plant spike at the optimum time. done to combat Fusarium.That sort of inter-trait relationship also adds a level ofIts research director Clint Dobson says the organization complexity because if we're trying to breeder shorter types foris sponsoring two projects totalling $360,000 to pyramid growers, it can have an impact on the amount of Fusarium thatdifferent genes to create more advanced varieties in conjunction we might see. You put all that together, and it's pretty complex,with the federal government. The second initiative focuses on says Pozniak. straight genetic improvements for FHB resistance.Despite this, though, its plain to see in Prairie FusariumDobson says a toolbox full of options is critical, even during screening nurseries the strong varieties with solid resistancepeace time, because when it hits, its often hard and fast. prove themselves year over year with substantial improvement. Its significant challenge, he admits. Its not every year but But that improvement isnt consistent across all wheat classes,its about being prepared for the years where there is significant he says, citing the obvious need to continue improvement,challenges and economic impacts on-farm.especially in durum wheat. From Results Driven Agriculture Researchs perspective, a Beyond that, varieties must be marketable, too. Pozniakmulti-pronged approach is required. notes just because a variety was made that will perform wellIt will result in long-term return from those research agronomically, it doesnt mean it will be wanted by processorsinvestments on how to manage and it and potentially avoid it or millers. through better varieties, he says. Breeding is a continuous At Results Driven Agricultural Research, Albertas funding armimprovement to having wheat seed early in the toolbox to BARLEY: WHEAT: PEAS:CDC Austenson AAC Penhold CDC Forest Synergy AAC Brandon AAC ChromeEsmaAAC Viewfield WINTER WHEAT:CANOLA: CS Accelerate AAC WildfireRoundup Ready AAC Wheatland VB HYBRID RYE:Liberty Link Ellerslie KWS Bono ParataKWS TrebianoOATS: AAC Russell VB AC Morgan AAC Awesome VB FABABEANS: AAC Hodge VB(NEW)Snowbird AAC Hockley(NEW)Fabelle AAC Redstar(NEW)54174 Range Rd. 225Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta T8L 3Z9 A CSGA Member since 1946E-Mail: [email protected]
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