To access more in-depth reports of each research project, click on the highlighted project number links. This section is continually updated as new information becomes available.
Research Completed: 1990
Management of take-all root rot of wheat.
C. C. Bernier, University of Manitoba, 1990-1992, $90,000
Development of loose smut resistant durum wheat cultivars.
Dr. R. M. DePauw, AAFC, Swift Current, 1990-1993, $104,000
Enhancement of freezing tolerance in winter cereals.
L. V. Gusta, University of Saskatchewan, 1990-1992, $142,731
Disease resistance sources in barley.
B. L. Harvey, University of Saskatchewan, 1990-1992, $71,890
Development of natural resistance to grasshoppers in cereal crops.
Dr. C. F. Hinks, AAFC, Saskatoon, 1990-1992, $132,000
Host resistance to flea beetles attacking canola.
R. J. Lamb and P. Pachogounder, AAFC, Winnipeg, 1990-1992, $70,000
Crop improvement of flax by genetic engineering.
A. G. McHughen, University of Saskatchewan, 1990-1992, $48,000
Inheritance of resistance of Brassica spp. to L. maculans.
Dr. S. R. Rimmer, University of Manitoba, 1990-1992, $117,000
Using biotechnology to identify avirulence genes in cereal rusts.
R. Rohringer, AAFC, Winnipeg, 1990-1992, $146,000
Biological control of the Russian wheat aphid.
Dr. Dickey Sick-Ki Yu, AAFC, Lethbridge, 1990-1992, $109,500
Bromegrass-alfalfa mixtures for sustained stand productivity.
Dr. S. Wright, AAFC, Saskatoon, 1990-1993, $120,000
Patent research project.
Betty Vankoughnett, POS, Saskatoon, 1990-1991, $20,000
Research Completed: 1988
Screening techniques for barley genotypes resistant to common root rot
Dr. K. L. Bailey, AAFC, Saskatoon, 1988-1991, $88,700
Wheat improvement through anther and tissue culture.
A. L. Brule-Babel and C. C. Chu, University of Manitoba, 1988-1991, $105,000
Biology of the brown wheat midge.
Dr. J. R. Byers, AAFC, Lethbridge, 1988-1990, $36,000
Enhancement of canola sulfur nutrition by rhizobacteria.
Dr. J. J. Germida, University of Saskatchewan, 1988-1991, $106,480
Impact of mite-transmitted viruses on wheat cultivars and breeding lines.
Dr. C. Hiruki, University of Alberta, 1988-1991, $92,200
Green seeds in spring canola – impact of frost tolerance in degreening.
Dr. A. Johnson-Flanagan, University of Alberta, 1988-1991, $75,000
Toadflax – study of reproductive strategies.
J. R. King, University of Alberta, 1988-1991, $65,000
Benefit/cost of canola research.
Dr. J. A. MacMillan, and Dr. R. M. A. Lyons, University of Manitoba, 1988-1989, $20,000
Effect of fungal contaminated grain and their mycotoxins on livestock performance II.
R. R. Marquardt, University of Manitoba, 1988-1991, $75,000
Canola protein concentrates in salmonid diets.
Dr. Sandra M. McCurdy, POS Pilot Plant, Saskatoon, 1988-1989, $21,000
Development of a more relevant laboratory test for soil phosphorus.
Dr. R. I. H. McKenzie, Alberta Agriculture, Lethbridge, 1988-1990, $40,000
Hybrid canola cultivars for western Canada II.
Dr. P. B. McVetty, University of Manitoba, 1988-1991, $150,000
Management of lentil diseases in western Canada.
Prof. R. A. A. Morrall, University of Saskatchewan, 1988-1991, $90,000
Improving local markets for western grains by defining optimum utility and value in swine diets.
Dr. J. F.Patience, University of Saskatchewan, 1988-1989, $15,000
Development of canola quality mustard.
Rakow, Hutcheson & Downey, AAFC, Saskatoon, 1988-1991 $167,353
Effect of crop production on seed quality and grain yield.
Prof. E. H. Stobbe, University of Manitoba 1988-1991, $90,000
Use of microspore culture techniques to develop superior lines of Brassica napus. Dr. G. Stringam, University of Alberta, 1988-1991, $90,000
Fusarium head blight: the epidemiology and potential for its control.
Dr. A. Tekauz, AAFC, Winnipeg 1988-1991, $142,700
Research Completed: 1987
Integrated measures for the control of take-all root rot of winter wheat.
C. C. Bernier and A.V. Sturz, University of Manitoba, 1987-1990, $150,000
Screening 6 row barley genotypes for rapid germination and seeding growth at low temperature.
Dr. K. G. Briggs, University of Alberta, 1987-1989, $60,000
Evaluation of high milling and baking quality spring wheats for the northern regions.
Philip Clarke, AAFC, Beaverlodge, 1987-1990, $99,000
The development of frost resistance in plants.
L. Gusta, University of Saskatchewan, 1987-1990, $140,000
The epidemiology of septoria diseases of wheat.
H. Hughes and G. R. Harding, University of Saskatchewan, 1987-1990, $143,990
Biological control of cutworms using bacillus thuringiensis toxins cloned into wheat associated bacteria.
M. F. Hynes and J. F. Byers, AAFC, Lethbridge, 1987-1990, $45,000
Composting crop residues for soil conservation and nutrient supply.
W. B. McGill, M. Nyborg, and S. Pawluk, University of Alberta, 1987-1990, $75,000
Flax improvement through genetic engineering.
A. G. McHughen, University of Saskatchewan, 1987-1990, $150,000
Spray deposit evaluation in standing stubble.
Rogers Engineering Inc., Saskatoon, 1987-1988, $22,640
Two-row barley disease resistance for western Canada.
B. G. Rossnagel and B. L. Harvey, University of Saskatchewan, 1987-1990, $180,000
Improving herbicide efficiency on quackgrass and other perennial weeds which have dormant buds using plant growth regulators.
John S. Taylor and K. Neil Harker, AAFC, Lacombe, 1987-1990, $90,000
Enhancement of herbicide uptake with additives.
W. H. Vanden Born, University of Alberta, 1987-1989, $48,600
A study of factors responsible for herbicide carryover and its influence on subsequent crops.
Glenn Ross and Barrie Webster, University of Manitoba, 1987-1989, $110,000
Research Completed: 1985
Effect of frost damage on preharvest sprouting on the feeding value of barley for livestock.
Dr. F. Aherne, University of Alberta, 1985-1986, $85,000
Management systems for high yields in cereals.
H. Austenson, University of Saskatchewan, 1985-1988, $139,500
Oilseed and forage crops for reclamation of saline seeps.
G. J. Beke, AAFC, Lethbridge, 1985-1988, $153,000
Agronomic evaluation of early maturing, high yielding canola for Western Canada.
Dr. K. G. Briggs, University of Alberta, 1985-1988, $155,000
Evaluation of early maturing, high yielding wheats bred specifically for the Parkland area of Western Canada.
Dr. K. G. Briggs, University of Alberta, 1985-1987, $91,900
Effect of herbicides on symbiotic nitrogen fixation in pulse crops.
Dr. J. J. Germida, University of Saskatchewan, 1985-1988, $165,000
Characterization of the agent causing wheat spot mosaic disease in Alberta.
Dr. C. Hiruki, University of Alberta, 1985-1988, $84,000
Recovery of biologically fixed nitrogen in grain legume residue by wheat and its contribution to the soil organic nitrogen pool.
H. H. Janzen, AAFC Lethbridge, 1985-1988, $39,750
Enhancement of Nitrogen fertilizer efficiency in winter wheat by point injection.
C. W. Lindwall, and H. H. Janzen, AAFC, Lethbridge, 1985-1988, $109,000
The effect of fungal contaminated grain and their mycotoxins on the performance of domestic livestock.
Dr. R. R. Marquardt, University of Manitoba, 1985-1988, $69,750
Control of ascochyta blight of lentils.
Dr. R. Morrall, University of Saskatchewan, 1985-1988, $103,810
The subtoxic effects of herbicide residues on the growth and development of selected crops.
I. N. Morrison and Dr. G. Marshall, University of Manitoba, 1985-1989, $181,600
The effect of copper on stem melanosis of Park wheat.
Dr. L. J. Piening, S. S. Malhi and D. J. MacPherson, AAFC Lacombe, 1985-1986, $31,000
The effect of beta glucans in barley on the performance of swine.
Dr. P. Thacker, University of Saskatchewan, 1985-1987, $51,450
A backcrossing program for improvement of spring and winter wheat.
J. B. Thomas, AAFC, Lethbridge, 1985-1988, $81,000