Limagrain’s first variety of wheat registered
By CNW News Group
WINNIPEG, March 14, 2017 – Limagrain Cereals Research Canada (LCRC), along with its partner, Canterra Seeds, has announced the first variety from its cereal breeding program has been recommended for interim registration.
GP202 is a Canadian Western Special Purpose (CWSP) wheat that boasts high yields and the lowest accumulated DON levels among the CWSP varieties put forward for support at the Prairie Grain Development Committee meeting. The low DON levels make it ideal for producers looking for a feed wheat variety. Other end users have also expressed interest in evaluating the variety for their purposes. It will be commercialized by Canterra Seeds through its network of seed grower shareholders, beginning in the spring of this year.
Limagrain Cereals Research Canada was established in July, 2015, as a partnership between Canterra Seeds and Limagrain of France. It is bringing significant added value to western Canadian agriculture by developing new varieties of cereals, with an initial focus on spring wheat. Based in Saskatoon, LCRC managed its first field testing season in 2016.