ARCHIVED - Harvest Science - Issue 2 The grain science and technology newsletter

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Variety registration in western Canada

Portrait of Peter Burnett

Director’s message - Peter Burnett, the Grain Research Laboratory’s director, welcomes you to the second issue of Harvest Science.


Registering varieties explained describes how varieties in western Canada are registered.

Rigorous tests for quality looks at the quality testing that new wheat lines must go through to be recommended for registration.

Durum safer because of variety development describes how Canada’s durum industry took a proactive approach by using research to address the issue of cadmium.

Garnet an example of quality overlooked looks at this variety’s history and the challenges it caused as a result of not enough quality testing.

Photo essay

Photo essay illustrates how a new durum line is evaluated for end-use quality.