2019-123: Development of forage wheat lines with high biomass yield and high quality
Researcher: Bill Biligetu
Until recently, annual forage wheat was subject to a different regulatory procedure than barley, oats, and triticale. Now that this has changed, there is greater interest in forage wheat varieties as it is more drought resistant than barley and could be more applicable in drier areas of Saskatchewan. This research will evaluate advanced breeding lines based on work recently funded by the Alberta Beef Producers. Dr. Biligetu and his team will compare the new crosses to forage oats and barley, and then note its silage production potential.
Results: Waiting for research results.