Research Projects

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Research Topic: Oat Breeding

  • Project Status: In Progress
  • Principal Investigators: Dr. Weikai Yan and Nick Tinker, AAFC Ottawa
  • Project Dates: April 2018 – March 2023
  • Abstract/Summary: There are six objectives in this project and POGA is helping fund objectives two to six:

    2) identifying optimal agronomic practices to achieve high and stable grain yield and quality, (yes just had condensed the list to save room)

    3) enhancing the current oat breeding procedures in both the Ottawa and Brandon programs with genomic selection,

    4) improving the ability to deploy appropriate rust resistance genes through a survey of Pc gene profiles in existing cultivars, and Pc gene effectiveness in western and eastern Canada,

    5) enhancing genetic diversity in North American oat breeding programs through a joint testing and genotyping network that promotes germplasm exchange and provides information about adaptation,

    6) developing a multi-faceted approach to data and knowledge management that enhances all objectives of this project and benefits world-wide pre-competitive oat research.
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Research Topic: Marketing

Market Access to India

  • Project Status: In Progress
  • Principal Investigators: POGA
  • Abstract/Summary: In 2016, POGA applied to the AAFC Market Access Secretariat for elimination of the requirement for methyl bromine fumigation on raw oats for human and feed consumption as well as a reduction in tariffs for processed oats and groats into India. This requirement for methyl bromide is also prevalent in other crops, most notably pulses. The Government of Canada has advised that until this issue is resolved in pulse it is unlikely to be resolved in other crops like oats.

Research Topic: Marketing

Market Access to China

  • Project Status: In Progress
  • Principal Investigators: funded in part by AAFC and directed by POGA through Emerging Ag
  • Abstract/Summary: POGA has reduced efforts in this area until the political landscape becomes more favourable. Other funds originally earmarked for market access have been redirected to the Japanese market.
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