Developing Wheat Varieties for the Canadian Prairies
Wheat is important to the Canadian Prairies. More wheat is grown in the provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba than any other crop and it's the region's number one agri-food export. Average annual wheat production on the Prairies is 22.3 Million Tonnes Note[note 1].
With great versatility and superior quality traits, varieties of Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS) wheat are grown in the Prairies more than any other class of wheat.
AAFC developed four of the top five CWRS varieties grown over the last five years in western Canada.
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5 year average from 2006/07 to 2010/11. Source data obtained from Statistics Canada, Field Crop Reporting Series, Catalogue 22-002.
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