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Our Facilities Are Shut Down. We Won’t Stop Doing Important Breeding Work

This week, we had to shut down operations at our field lab. Like all breeding programs at the CDC, we are not quite ready...

Why Forage Crops are Becoming More Important

I grew up in Inner Mongolia on a livestock farm where my family still grows a lot of forages. When I came to Canada...

Pea and Lentil: Avoiding the French Catastrophe

As a plant pathologist, people often chuckle and ask me if I enjoy killing plants.Like a medical researcher who experiments on mice, I know...

A Field Operations Play-by-Play

Football fans around the country recently watched the Winnipeg Blue Bombers defeat the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the Grey Cup. Watching the game, I was...

We are on the Verge of Transforming Wheat

We are at an exciting time in wheat — especially because we have access to more knowledge and information than I had when I...

Why Pea will Play a Huge Role in the Future of Food

Plant-based protein is a hot topic in the breeding community, and for good reason. The potential of pulses is being realized more than ever...

Cheers to Being a Malting Barley Breeder

Let me get this out of the way right now: Yes, I like to drink beer! And yes, it’s also one reason I have...

Why We Breed to Compete

Competition is a big word, and one that’s not often associated with a “public” institution like the Crop Development Centre.After all, public research institutions...

Why I Took the Flax Breeding Show on the Road

I just got back from a trip to Japan working with flax breeders. As the breeder for Western Canada’s only remaining flax breeding program,...

How We’ve Made Progress in Two Breeding Arenas

As a breeder I work in two different worlds, both of them vastly different but with the same goal — to diversify a crop...

Our Facilities Are Shut Down. We Won’t Stop Doing Important Breeding Work

This week, we had to shut down operations at our field lab. Like all breeding programs at the CDC, we are not quite ready...

Why Forage Crops are Becoming More Important

I grew up in Inner Mongolia on a livestock farm where my family still grows a lot of forages. When I came to Canada...

Pea and Lentil: Avoiding the French Catastrophe

As a plant pathologist, people often chuckle and ask me if I enjoy killing plants.Like a medical researcher who experiments on mice, I know...

A Field Operations Play-by-Play

Football fans around the country recently watched the Winnipeg Blue Bombers defeat the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the Grey Cup. Watching the game, I was...

We are on the Verge of Transforming Wheat

We are at an exciting time in wheat — especially because we have access to more knowledge and information than I had when I...

Why Pea will Play a Huge Role in the Future of Food

Plant-based protein is a hot topic in the breeding community, and for good reason. The potential of pulses is being realized more than ever...

Cheers to Being a Malting Barley Breeder

Let me get this out of the way right now: Yes, I like to drink beer! And yes, it’s also one reason I have...

Why We Breed to Compete

Competition is a big word, and one that’s not often associated with a “public” institution like the Crop Development Centre.After all, public research institutions...

Why I Took the Flax Breeding Show on the Road

I just got back from a trip to Japan working with flax breeders. As the breeder for Western Canada’s only remaining flax breeding program,...

How We’ve Made Progress in Two Breeding Arenas

As a breeder I work in two different worlds, both of them vastly different but with the same goal — to diversify a crop...

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