After conducting a thorough evaluation, the Canadian Grain Commission will designate 29 varieties of Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS) and Canada Prairie Spring Red (CPSR) wheat to another class as of Aug. 1, 2017. In an evaluation of varieties against the revised quality parameters for the CWRS and CPSR classes, the CGC determined these varieties do not meet the quality characteristics of their current designated class (CWRS, CPSR). In addition, in 2016 the CGC will initiate a review, for a period of up to two years, of CWRS and CPSR varieties for which more quality data is needed before a decision about their class designation can be made. These varieties will remain in their designated classes unless the evaluation shows they do not meet the revised quality parameters. Notice will be given at least two years before any of these varieties are designated to another class. As of Feb. 26, 2015, the check varieties for CWRS and CPSR were changed by the Prairie Recommending Committee for Wheat, Rye and Triticale. Varieties slated for evaluation will be compared to these check varieties. An interim wheat class will be put in place for Faller, Prosper and Elgin ND wheat varieties, effective Aug. 1, 2015. This will allow the CGC, in consultation with value chain stakeholders, to gather more data before making a decision on the permanence of the class.

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