Over $2.3 Million Being Invested Into Canola Research

Mar 12, 2020

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The three Prairie, provincial canola grower organizations have reviewed and selected six new canola research projects to receive funding under the Canola Agronomic Research Program (CARP) in 2020.
 
This includes an investment of more than $1.1 million from Manitoba Canola Growers, Alberta Canola, and SaskCanola, as well as matching funds from the Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF), bringing the total investment to over $2.3 million.
 
CARP supports canola agronomic research focused on increasing yield and profitability, reducing production risk and enhancing sustainability.
 
This is the first time that WGRF has partnered with the three provincial canola grower organizations on the program.
 
“WGRF is excited about this new funding partnership with CARP,” says Terry Young, WGRF board chair. “Canola is an important crop for producers and agronomic research is an important funding priority for WGRF – that’s what makes this collaboration with CARP such a good fit.”
 
This year’s CARP projects focus on:
 
- germplasm discovery for sclerotinia tolerance,
- investigation of insect pest predators,
- understanding of the clubroot infection process,
- improving insect pest monitoring,
- protein optimization, and
- high-throughput phenotyping to enable faster screening of stable, high-yielding traits.
 
WGRF is the largest producer funder of field crop research in Canada.
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