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Canada to invest USD 39.3 millionin crop research

UkrAgroConsulting, 17/01/2019 - Canada government, with the aim to drive innovation and discovery in wheat, barley, varied field crops and soybeans over the next 5 years, has announced funding of C$39.3 million.
The financial support for the 4 science clusters is part of the Canadian Agricultural Partnership and comprises industry contributions worth C$28.4 million for a total of C$67.7 million.
Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay said, “Demand for our field crops continues to grow and these investments in innovation and research will help in positioning the cultivators to grow top quality products sustainably, while meeting customer demands at home as well as abroad for years to come”.

The Barley Cluster (C$6.3 million) intends to improve output in the science and technology of using barley for food and boost disease resistance. The Barley Council of Canada will lead the cluster.

Brian Otto of Barley Council of Canada said, “Ongoing investment in barley research and innovation to improve varieties, production practices and utilization is very important to the continued sustainability and productivity of the barley value chain”.
On the other hand, the Diverse Field Crop Cluster (C$13.7 million) emphasizes upon - variety development, production agronomy, crop protection and value-added practices to maintain diverse crop growth.

The Ag-West Bio Inc will lead the cluster. Ag-West Bio director of corporate initiatives, Mike Cey said, “Crop diversity is important for keeping Canada’s agricultural ecosystem fit and productive”. He said “The Diverse Field Crops Cluster research will develop these high-potential crops and the markets to go with them. Growers will have more high-value crops to pick from. The Cluster will also deliver economic and environmental benefits for Canada.”
The Wheat Cluster (C$13.9 million) plans to provide higher-yielding wheat varieties to the producers and to build up the next generation of Fusarium Head Blight resistant varieties. Canadian Wheat Research Coalition will lead it.

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Weather Continues to Affect Global Wheat Production

Weather Continues to Affect Global Wheat Production | MED-Amin network | Scoop.it

By Stephanie Bryant-Erdmann, USW Market AnalystUSDA expects global wheat production to fall to the lowest level in 5 years at 733 million metric tons (MMT), down 3 percent from the record high of 758 MMT in 2017/18. If realized, it would be slightly below the 5-year average. This downturn is, unfortunately, led by decreasing supplies in historic wheat exporters. At the same time, USDA raised its forecast for global wheat consumption to a record high 746 MMT, up 1 percent from 2017/18. This article gives a round-up of crop conditions and forecast for Argentina, Canada and Australia.

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