Variety designation lists

Under the Canada Grain Act, the Canadian Grain Commission has the authority to designate the class of grain for which new grain varieties are eligible. The Canadian Grain Commission maintains variety designation lists for Canadian wheat, barley and flaxseed. The variety designation lists include all varieties eligible for each class.

The variety designation lists help producers and grain handlers identify which varieties are eligible for a grade within a class. The Canadian grain industry uses the lists to keep ineligible varieties from undermining the quality of grain shipments and possibly causing problems for end users.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) in consultation with the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) has adopted a protocol for cancellation of variety registrations by request of the Canadian Representative and Breeder of a given variety. This procedure is available on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s website.

Variety designation orders by class of grain, order number and date issued or amended

Variety designation orders by class of grade, includes order number and date issued or amended
Class of grain Order number Date issued Amended
Canada Western Six-Row Hulless Malting Barley (CW) 2018-30 2018-07-31 -
Canada Western Two-Row Hulless Malting Barley (CW) 2018-29 2018-07-31 -
Flaxseed, Canada Western (CW) 2018-28 2018-07-31 2018-09-24
Canada Western Red Winter (CWRW) 2018-27 2018-07-31 -
Canada Western Extra Strong (CWES) 2018-26 2018-07-31 -
Wheat, Canada Western Experimental (CW EXPRMTL) 2018-25-1 2018-07-31 2019-03-25
Canada Prairie Spring White (CPSW) 2018-24 2018-07-31 -
Canada Prairie Spring Red (CPSR) 2018-23-1 2018-07-31 2018-08-27
Canada Western Soft White Spring (CWSWS) 2018-22 2018-07-31 -
Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS) 2018-21-6 2018-07-31 2018-05-15
Canada Western Hard White Spring (CWHWS) 2018-20 2018-07-31 -
Barley, Canada Western Malting (CW), Six-Row 2018-19 2018-07-31 -
Barley, Canada Western Malting (CW), Two-Row 2018-18 2018-07-31 -
Canada Western Amber Durum (CWAD) 2018-17-1 2018-07-31 2019-03-25
Canada Western Special Purpose (CWSP) 2018-16-2 2018-07-31 2018-12-31
Canada Northern Hard Red (CNHR) 2018-15-1 2018-07-31 2018-11-29
Canada Eastern Six-Row Hulless Malting Barley (CE) 2018-14 2018-01-01 -
Canada Eastern Two-Row Hulless Malting Barley (CE) 2018-13 2018-01-01 -
Canada Eastern Hard White Winter (CEHWW) 2018-12 2018-01-01 -
Flaxseed, Canada Eastern (CE) 2018-11 2018-01-01 2018-09-24
Canada Eastern White Winter (CEWW) 2018-10 2018-01-01 -
Canada Eastern Soft Red Winter (CESRW) 2018-09-3 2018-01-01 2018-02-20
Canada Eastern Hard Red Winter (CEHRW) 2018-08-4 2018-01-01 2019-05-15
Canada Eastern Soft White Spring (CESWS) 2018-07 2018-01-01 -
Canada Eastern Red Spring (CERS) 2018-06-6 2018-01-01 2019-05-15
Canada Eastern Hard White Spring (CEHWS) 2018-05-1 2018-01-01 2018-11-20
Wheat, Canada Eastern Feed 2018-04 2018-01-01 -
Barley, Canada Eastern Malting (CE), Six-Row 2018-03 2018-01-01 -
Barley, Canada Eastern Malting (CE), Two-Row 2018-02 2018-01-01 2018-07-09
Canada Eastern Amber Durum (CEAD) 2018-01 2018-01-01 -

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