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Plant Breeding

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...

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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