Limagrain Cereals Research Canada (LCRC), along with its partner, Canterra Seeds, is excited to announce the first variety from its cereal breeding program has been recommended for interim registration.

GP202 is a Canadian Western Special Purpose wheat that boasts high yields and the lowest accumulated DON levels among the CWSP varieties put forward for support at the Prairie Grain Development Committee meeting on March 2. The low DON levels make it ideal for producers looking for a feed wheat variety, according to the company.

Other end users have also expressed interest in evaluating the variety for their purposes. It will be commercialized by Canterra Seeds through its network of seed grower shareholders, beginning in the spring of 2017.

Limagrain Cereals Research Canada was established in July 2015 as a partnership between Canterra Seeds and Limagrain of France. LCRC is developing new varieties of cereals, with an initial focus on spring wheat. Based in Saskatoon, Sask., LCRC managed its first field testing season in 2016.

“We are very pleased to have our first variety supported for registration, just a year-and-a-half after announcing the launch of LCRC,” said Erin Armstrong, CEO of LCRC. “I would like to thank Limagrain Cereal Seeds and Canterra Seeds for their support of our program. We would not be at this stage without their past contributions and ongoing involvement,” Armstrong concluded.

David Hansen, president and CEO of Canterra Seeds, said: “We are thrilled to see our investment in LCRC yield results so rapidly. Farmers in Western Canada are excited to see new cereal varieties hit the market, and this is only a taste of what’s to come.”


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