Advancements in agricultural science
Read about recent discoveries and developments in grain research.
Understanding the genetics of solid-stemmed wheat
Growing solid-stemmed wheat varieties is the most common way to prevent wheat stem sawfly damage, which causes approximately $350 million in losses in North America each year.
Adapting medical research technology to study gluten composition
A team of researchers from the Canadian Grain Commission’s Grain Research Laboratory and the University of Manitoba adapted a medical research method so they could analyze individual components of gluten, a key contributor to wheat quality, in a very high level of detail.
Overwintered canola contains higher free fatty acid levels, but can still produce acceptable seeds
In 2019, many farmers were unable to finish harvesting much of their canola after early snowstorms buried crops that remained in fields.
Increasing precision in deoxynivalenol (DON) testing
Deoxynivalenol (DON), also known as vomitoxin, is toxic to animals and humans.
Reducing mycotoxin concentrations in oats through processing
Consuming oats contaminated with mycotoxins can be hazardous to human and animal health.
Locating the source of fusarium resistance in durum wheat
Fusarium head blight (FHB) is a disease that infects wheat crops and reduces their quality and yields.
The first multi-year study of mycotoxins in Canadian oats
Scientists in the Canadian Grain Commission’s Grain Research Laboratory conducted the first multi-year survey of mycotoxins in Canadian oats.
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