In-depth look at variety registration for western Canada

Jul 20, 2012, 14:00 ET from Canadian Grain Commission

WINNIPEG, July 20, 2012 /CNW/ - Harvest Science, the grain science and technology newsletter from the Canadian Grain Commission's Grain Research Laboratory has dedicated its second issue to explaining the variety registration system in western Canada.

"In this issue of Harvest Science we show how the variety registration system works. We show who benefits from it and how the Grain Research Laboratory evaluates new breeder lines to help protect Canada's reputation for consistent quality grain," says Peter Burnett, Director for the Grain Research Laboratory.

Articles in this issue

Registering varieties explained shows how varieties in western Canada are registered.

Rigorous tests for quality looks at the quality testing that new wheat lines must go through to be recommended for registration. It explains the importance of meeting customers' expectations for consistent quality wheat. 

Durum safer because of variety development shows how Canada's durum industry took a proactive approach by using research to address the issue of cadmium.

Garnet an example of quality overlooked looks at this variety's history and the challenges it caused as a result of not enough quality testing.

Our photo essay illustrates how a new durum line is evaluated for end-use quality.

About the Canadian Grain Commission

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