Lacombe grower to lead wheat research organization

Western Canada’s newest farmer-funded research organization has elected its first executive committee. The Canadian Wheat Research Coalition (CWRC) will be led by chairperson Terry Young, a wheat grower from Lacombe, Alta., vice-chair Laura Reiter from Radisson, Sask., and secretary-treasurer Cale Jefferies from Glenboro, Man. The executive team was announced Oct. 17. CWRC is a federal […] Read more

Researchers unveil genetic blueprint for wheat

Expected to guide breeding efforts | Wheat genome is 40 times larger than rice and seven times larger than corn

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Reuters) — As far as agricultural genome research goes, this may be the best thing since sliced bread — wheat bread, that is. An international team of scientists have unveiled a genetic blueprint of wheat in an accomplishment that may help guide the breeding of varieties of the vitally important food crop that […] Read more