Government Invests More Than $1.5 Million in Wheat Research news release and backgrounder


Increasing fusarium head blight resistance in wheat (Sask Wheat newsletter)

Work underway by the University of Saskatchewan and National Research Council of Canada was profiled on, an internet news portal that provides science-related news relating to physics, space science, earth science, health and medicine. The Canadian Triticum Applied Genomics (CTAG2) project is led by Dr. Curtis Pozniak in collaboration with Dr. Andrew Sharpe of the National Research Council Canada. Genome Canada and the Western Grains Research Foundation recently contributed $8.5 million, with co-funding from various other partners, to allow global wheat researchers to continue deciphering the wheat genome. Work is underway around the world, led by the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC). Project outcomes include a new generation of wheat cultivars that produce higher yields and are better able to resist environment stress.

Faouzi Bekkaoui recently shared the Canadian Wheat Alliance (CWA) story with over 500 participants at the International Wheat Conference in Sydney, Australia. Contact  should you wish to learn more about a possible collaboration with Canadian Wheat Alliance partners. A conference highlight was the great news that Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, was chosen to host the 2019 International Wheat Conference (IWC). Delegates from 66 countries chose Canada as a potential location over Morocco, Turkey, and Ethiopia. The first IWC was held in 1972 and has never been held in North America.

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How to stop plants from hurting themselves - October 15, 2015

U of S awarded $37.2 million to design crops for global food security - July 29, 2015

$3.3 million awarded to upgrade synchrotron at U of S - May 29, 2015


Canadian Wheat Alliance, KWS, and Syngenta collaborate to improve wheat breeding efficiency - October 6, 2014

Research initiative tackles wheat rust, fusarium head blight – June 18, 2014

International agreement to focus on improved durum wheat disease resistance - June 10, 2014


Canada to improve the yield, sustainability and profitability of Canadian wheat - May 16, 2013