FCDC New Varieties

The Olds College Field Crop Development Center (FCDC) is now accepting applications for the commercialization of new seed varieties!

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Accepting Applications for New Seed Varieties at FCDC!

The Olds College Field Crop Development Center (FCDC) is now accepting applications for the commercialization of new seed varieties!

This year, spring of 2022- Olds College Field Crop Development Centre, in Lacombe has three lines that are available for registration and we are accepting requests for proposals.

Seed Variety Application Form View Varieties Currently In-Market

  

To apply for the Commercialization of New Varieties, visit oldscollege.ca/fcdc.

The deadline to apply is March 25, 2022. 

  

Triticale Breeding 

The triticale breeding program aims to develop new spring triticale varieties with higher grain yield, forage yield, and lodging resistance, adapted to variable growing conditions in western Canada. Specifically, the program focuses on enhanced forage digestibility with reduced awns for swath-grazing and green forage uses. Improved drought tolerance, early maturity, reduced pre-harvest sprouting, and FHB and ergot resistance for feed grain are also program goals.

Barley Breeding 

Within the barley breeding program FCDC focuses on Feed and Forage, and Malt varieties. 

Feed and Forage

The objective of the feed program is to develop high yielding barley varieties that will increase barley grain production in Alberta. We also aim to develop forage varieties with enhanced fodder quality (energy content, fiber digestibility) and improved whole plant forage yields for silage, greenfeed, or swath grazing.

Malt

The objective of this program is to develop varieties of two-row malting barley with good malting quality characteristics that are desired by the marketplace and will enhance overall economic returns with high yields and good agronomic adaptation. 

Learn More

Please reach out to FCDC in regards to commercialization questions, and any inquiries at fcdc@oldscollege.ca.