Research Priorities

Alberta Grains research investments are farmer-focused with the goal of increasing wheat farmers’ profitability. Alberta Grains is focused on supporting research that will improve crop management, reduce input costs and environmental impact, and increase yield and grain quality. 

To help direct specific research projects, Alberta Grains frequently undertakes priority setting exercises. These exercises allow us to hear directly from farmers and the research community what issues they are facing on-farm and what emerging issues they expect to face. 

Alberta Grains' current research priorities focus on breeding, agronomy, soil and environmental research, as well as economics

For more details, check out the research priorities document below.

Research Priorities

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Funding Process

The Alberta Grains research committee is composed of select farmers from our board of directors and …


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What is the economic impact of Alberta Grains' investments in research?

From 2012 to 2022, Alberta Grains, through its mandatory refundable check-off funding model, strategically invested over $37 million, equivalent to $41.7 million in 2023 dollars, when adjusted for inflation. The investments were directed to five primary research areas: variety development, pest management, crop establishment, core agreements, and other critical projects. This foresight and commitment significantly propelled innovation within the agricultural sector, addressing both immediate and long-term challenges in Alberta's grains industry and extending its impacts further. 

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