CANADIAN AGRICULTURAL PARTNERSHIP – AGRI SCIENCE CLUSTERS

CANADIAN AGRICULTURAL PARTNERSHIP – AGRI SCIENCE CLUSTERS

Researchers: Blair Goldade Kara Barnes Pat Flaten
Keywords: Barley Cluster Wheat
Start Date: 2018
Status: In Progress

CAP – Canadian National Wheat Cluster –20 projects plus Knowledge Transfer/Communications (KTT) and Administration at a total Cluster cost of $35.8 M.
Administrator:  Blair Goldade, Research Program Manager SaskWheat & on contract to the Canadian Wheat Research Coalition.
Start Date:  2018
Project Length: 5 Years (2018-2023)
Project Status: APPROVED IN PROGRESS

Background: Canadian National Wheat Cluster, which consists of a group of industry-led research projects submitted by various research institutions (universities and AAFC research centres) aimed at ensuring profitability for producers and long-term sustainability of wheat in the cropping rotation.  See more information about each individual project CNWC

Objectives:

Theme 1: Cultivar development to enhance competitiveness and sustainability

Theme 2: Pre-breeding for future resistance to disease and insects

Theme 3: Insect resistance to protect grain yield and quality

Theme 4: Crop management to capture the genetic potential and minimize environmental footprint

MWBGA Funding:      $932,000
Total Funding Approved:        $24,973,637 ($13.9 million from AAFC and $11 million from growers)
Funding Partners: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada ($13.9 million), Alberta Wheat Commission ($2.6 million), Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission ($3.1 million), Western Grains Research Foundation ($2.5 million), • Canadian Field Crop Research Alliance (CFCRA) ($1.6 million) (includes the Atlantic Grains Council, SeCan, Grain Farmers of Ontario and the Producteurs de grains du Québec), Saskatchewan Winter Cereals Development Commission ($185,000), Winter Cereals Manitoba ($100,000)

 

CAP – National Barley Research Cluster –10 projects plus KTT and administration for a total cluster cost of $10.25 M.  MWBGA budget is for a contribution of up to $10,862 per year (up to $54,310 over the 5 years 2018-2023)
Administrator: Kara Barnes, Barley Council of Canada
Start Date:  2018
Project Length: 5 Years (2018-2023)
Project Status: APPROVED IN PROGRESS

Background: The National Barley Research Cluster is a component of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s AgriScience program under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership.

The National Barley Research Cluster brings together twelve research activities from across Canada. The overall goals of the research are to ensure that barley production remains competitive with other major crops in Canada and to improve the quality traits of Canadian barley to satisfy the diverse and evolving needs of our customers.

Research areas within the cluster include variety development, agronomic productivity, disease resistance, quality and performance, and sustainability. See more information about each individual project NBRC

Objectives:

Theme 1: Variety Development

Theme 2: Disease Management

Theme 3: Malting and Brewing

Theme 4: Feed Barley

Theme 5: Crop Management

MWBGA Funding:      $60,000

Total Funding Approved:        $10,632,026 ($7.4 million from AAFC and $3.1 million from growers and industry)
Funding Partners:  Alberta Barley, Sask Barley, Western Grains Research Foundation, Brewing and Malting Barley Research Institute, Grain Farmers of Ontario, Producteurs de Grains du Quebec, Atlantic Grains Council, SeCan

 

CAP – Integrated Crop Agronomy Cluster – 8 projects plus KTT and administration for a total cluster cost of $10.8 M.
Administrator: Pat Flaten, Western Grains Research Foundation
Start Date:  2018
Project Length: 5 Years (2018-2023)
Project Status: APPROVED IN PROGRESS

Background: The Integrated Crop Agronomy Cluster consists of eight research activities ranging from soil health to herbicide resistance and climate change adaptation. It also includes the coordination of crop insects and disease monitoring, assessing and managing spray drift, developing a risk model for mitigating Fusarium Head Blight, development and management of productive, resilient and sustainable cropping.

This cluster has been established because Canadian farmers face agronomic challenges that cut across multiple crops and there are gaps in multi-crop and systems approaches to agronomic research.

Collaborating research organizations include Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, Agri-Metrix, Brandon University, Farming Smarter, InnoTech Alberta, Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute, Smoky Applied Research and Demonstration Association, University of Alberta, University of Manitoba, University of Saskatchewan, and Western Applied Research Corporation.

Objectives:

Theme 1: Resiliency to Climate Change

Theme 2: Sustainable Cropping Systems

MWBGA Funding:      $156,187
Total Funding Approved: $ 10,874,716 ($6.3 million from AAFC and $2.7 million from growers and industry)
Funding Partners:  Western Grains Research Foundation, Alberta Pulse Growers, Alberta Wheat Commission, Brewing and Malting Barley Research Institute, Manitoba Canola Growers Association, Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers, Prairie Oat Growers Association, Saskatchewan Canola Development Commission, Saskatchewan Pulse Growers, Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission.

Projects:

Coordinated monitoring of field crop insect pests in the Prairie Ecosystem, Meghan Vankosky, AAFC Saskatoon Research & Development Centre

Coordination of a crop disease monitoring network for Western Canada, Kelly Turkington, AAFC Lacombe Research & Development Centre

Developing a risk model to mitigate FHB in western Canadian cereal production, Paul Bullock University of Manitoba and Randy Kutcher, University of Saskatchewan

Management of glyphosate-resistant kochia in western Canadian cropping systems, Charles Geddes, AAFC Lethbridge Research & Development Centre

Spray drift management under changing operational requirements, Hubert Landry, Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute

Optimizing systems productivity, resilience and sustainability in the major Canadian ecozones, Yantai Gan, AAFC Swift Current Research & Development Centre

Economic and agronomic performance of emerging cropping systems for western Canada, Ramona Mohr, AAFC Brandon Research & Development Centre