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Crop Biotech Update

Improving Wheat and Durum Varieties for Western Canadian Farmers

May 6, 2011

A long term research collaborative agreement has been forged between the Crop Development Centre (CDC) of the University of Saskatchewan and Viterra Inc. The joint research effort will be geared towards the development of hard red spring wheat that can be grown in the Western Prairies with resistance to fusarium, wheat midge, and sawfly. Low cadmium, solid stemmed, strong gluten varieties with semolina colour are the desired breeding objectives for durum.

Viterra will provide funds to support CDC's breeding programs and access to the prairie wide research network for conducting crop trials. The new partnership is a continuing endeavor to share knowledge and resources to create tailored seed products for the farmers and consumers.

The original news can be viewed at http://www.viterra.com/portal/wps/portal/canada/ca/news_ca/news_releases/!ut/p/c5/04_SB8K8xLLM9MSSzPy8xBz9CP0os3hLSw8LQycTA0v_ICMzA0_PUA-_kKAApwADY_1wkA6zeAMcwNFA388jPzdVvyA7rxwA5Krefw!!/dl3/d3/L2dJQSEv
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