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Understanding the flowering gene complex in bread wheat is important to utilize the maximum production potential in a time-limited growing season. Vernalization (Vrn), photoperiod (Ppd) and earliness per se are the three genetic constituents of the flowering gene complex. A series of experiments...
Co-Fermentation of Wheat and Whey Permeate for Ethanol Production and Chemical Characteristics of the Resulting Dried Distillers' Grains with SolublesDownload
The vast majority of global bio-ethanol production uses food crops as the primary feedstocks, which leads to the high dependence of ethanol production cost on the price of the crop-based carbon resources. The demand, and interests, to use cheaper non-crop-based carbon sources for the ethanol...
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...
Linear mixed model (LMM) analysis has been recently used extensively for estimating additive genetic variances and narrow-sense heritability in many genomic studies. While the LMM analysis is computationally less intensive than the Bayesian algorithms, it remains infeasible for large-scale...
Weeds promote greater arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi benefit in organically managed spring wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) cultivation systemDownload
Weeds appear to enhance soil microbial benefit in organic agricultuer. We examined effects of weed and microbial effects on spring wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) yield and quality under organic management systems. Canadian spring wheat cultivars were planted in weed-free and weedy treatments in...
Proteomic analysis of wheat (Triticum aestivum) whole roots and cell walls under water-deficit stressDownload
Wheat plants are affected by water-deficit stress in various regions of the world resulting in reduced crop productivity and thus decreased food production. To better understand the protein changes of water-deficit stress in wheat roots, comparative proteomics was performed using 2D gel...
Diverse crop rotations are an important part of sustainable agricultural systems. More information is needed in Alberta on the effects of adding pulse crops to current rotations. This experiment investigated the effects of ‘Snowbird’ tannin-free faba bean (Vicia faba L.), ‘Arabella’ narrow-leafed...
The development of a biorefining process acknowledges the feedstock characterization as it can often dictate the process technology. The maturity stages of agricultural feedstocks also have the potential for altering the process conditions. Thus, the variability of growth stages at 4-6 leaf,...
Intercropping systems offer potential benefits relative to monocultures of increased crop yields and improved pest control through physical, chemical, or behavioural interference and the enhancement of natural enemy populations, prompting increased predation and parasitism. Intercrops of canola...
Competition with weeds decreases crop yields globally. Breeding for competitive ability against elevated weed pressure can be difficult because the selection for specific traits which contribute to competitive ability may result in yield losses. The widely studied International Triticeae Mapping...