Content by Julienne Isaacs

New transgenic technologies may signal a brave new world of barley breeding

In Alberta, fusarium head blight, a fungal disease of small grain cereals, presents a major problem that crops up annually for seed growers in the southern and central parts of the province. While it has troubled wheat growers for years, FHB caused by the pathogen Fusarium graminearum was also detected in barley several years ago. But there may be a new potential solution on the horizon.

Growers on High Alert for Stripe Rust

Stripe rust has been developing earlier than ever before on winter wheat in central Alberta — which may mean it is overwintering in the region.