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Hybrids have been developed for a variety of crop types allowing for much quicker advances in pest and disease resistance, quality traits, and yield. Cereals present some challenges to plant breeders and Canada is just starting to see small grain cereal hybrids emerge.
What are the advantages and do hybrids have a fit on your farm? Come find out more about the KWS hybrid rye program from Claus W Nymand, he’ll discuss the unique market fit for this product. Syngenta’s Darcy Pawlik will share the insights on their hybrid wheat development.
Will these breeding programs make Western Canadian farmers more competitive in the face of shifting pest infestations and market trends?