BMBRI Approves Breeding and Research Grant Funding Allocation for 2018-19

April 30,  2018,

BMBRI Board of Directors has approved up to $190,000 in total grants for breeding, agronomy and quality research projects in 2018-19.

This includes some funding allocation for projects within the 2018-2019 AgriScience Cluster under the federal Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) program.  BMBRI is part of the Barley Cluster funding consortium along with a number of grower organizations.  The Cluster application was submitted on behalf of the funding consortium by the Barley Council of Canada. Details of specific successful projects and recipients will be announced in the coming weeks once Agriculture Canada has responded to the Barley Cluster application.

BMBRI’s 2018-19 research funding approval also includes significant spending for non-Cluster projects led by scientists at various research centers including CGC’s Grain Research Lab, Winnipeg;  Agriculture Canada, Lacombe; Alberta Innovates-FCDC Lacombe; McGill University.  Following recommendation from BMBRI’s Technical Committee, BMBRI’s Board of Directors has  allocated funds for non-Cluster projects that can address BMBRI’s strategic research goals for improved malting barley quality at the breeding and pre-breeding level, addressing some current important disease challenges such as FHB and best management practices for malting barley production/selection.  Further details on specific projects can be got by contacting BMBRI.