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This thesis evaluates economic impact of adoption of crops developed by means of modern genomic tools. The economic impact of these improved crops is looked at from two different angles: the welfare implications from trading improved crops on the world market, and the benefits of adopting...
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...
Optimizing exponential growth of Triticum aestivum by application of the relative addition rate (RAR) technique utilizing a computer-controlled nutrient delivery systemDownload
We conducted experiments designed to assess whether plants can be grown under conditions of low ionic strength simulating natural soil conditions. Wheat (Triticum aestivum, cv. Atlas 66) plants were grown using ten different relative nutrient addition rates (RAR) of nutrients (0.00, 0.06, 0.09,...
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,...
Quantitative trait loci and genomewide association mapping in western Canadian spring wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)Download
Early maturity, grain yield and grain protein content are some of the important traits in western Canadian wheat breeding programs. A series of experiments were conducted to explore the genetic basis of days to heading, and maturity, plant height, grain protein, grain yield and related traits. In...
Examining the Biology and Monitoring Tools of Sitodiplosis mosellana in the Peace River region, Alberta
Wheat midge, Sitodiplosis mosellana Géhin (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae), is an invasive pest of wheat that has spread into the Peace River region of Alberta, Canada. The biology and monitoring of wheat midge has not previously been examined in this region. Wheat midge overwintering density and...