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Evaluation and Comparison of the Agronomic Traits of 100 Wheat Cultivars Grown in Western Canada

  • Author / Creator
    Pazooki Moakhar, Neshat
  • Breeding efforts have been crucial in solving the challenges of wheat production in western Canada. This study evaluates and compares the agronomic traits of plant height, days to heading, lodging, days to maturity, grain yield, disease resistance, test weight, thousand kernel weight, and protein content of 100 cultivars grown in western Canada in order to monitor the effectiveness of breeding programs. The results indicate the positive selection of breeding programs for most of the traits. Modern wheat cultivars have higher grain yield, protein content, earlier days to maturity and improved disease resistance.

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  • Graduation date
    2014-11
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Science
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3FH5Z
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Department of Agricultural, Food, and Nutritional Science
  • Specialization
    • Plant Science
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Spaner, Dean (Department of Agricultural, Food, and Nutritional Science)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Hamann, Andreas (Department of Renewable Resources)
    • Strelkov, Stephen (Department of Agricultural, Food, and Nutritional Science)