About Prairie Grain Development Committee

The Prairie Grain Development Committee (PGDC) is a forum for the exchange of information relevant to the development of improved cultivars of grain crops for the western Canadian prairies.

The four independent recommending committees are responsible for the testing, evaluation, and recommending of grain crop candidate cultivars for registration in Western Canada:

  • Prairie Recommending Committee for Wheat, Rye and Triticale (PRCWRT)
  • Prairie Recommending Committee for Oat and Barley (PRCOB)
  • Prairie Recommending Committee for Pulse & Special Crops (PRCPSC)
  • Prairie Recommending Committee for Oilseeds (PRCO)

Wheat, Rye & Triticale

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Pulse & Special Crops

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December 6, 2021

PGDC Annual Meeting 2022 - Registration is Live!

The Annual Meeting Agenda and link to Registration for the virtual 2022 meeting is now live can be found here!

December 3, 2021

Update on PGDC Annual Meeting 2022

The Annual Meeting Agenda for the virtual 2022 meeting will be posted shortly...check back for updates or bookmark the Annual Meeting page.

Feb. 28th, 2021

The 2021 Annual PGDC meeting was held using Zoom meetings software. Thanks to everyone for your hard work and patience that allowed these meetings to take place online. The 2022 meetings will be Mar. 1st to 3rd in beautiful Banff.



PGDC Annual Meeting Dates

The Annual Meeting Agenda for the virtual 2022 is live and posted on the Annual Meeting page.

2022 Mar. 1st - Mar. 3rd - Banff, The Banff Centre

2023 Mar. 1st - Mar. 3rd - Saskatoon, The Delta Bessborough

2024 Feb. 28th - Mar. 2nd - Winnipeg, The Delta Winnipeg