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  • May 11, 2021 - RFP for PGDC Event Coordinator

    Closing Date: The PGDC Executive will be accepting Requests for Proposals (RFPs) from qualified candidates until June 15, 2021.
    Detailed RFP: You can download the detailed RFP by clicking here.
    Summary of Duties:
    • Coordinate PGDC Annual Meeting (held at the end of February – beginning of March).
    • PGDC Website and PGDC Email
    • Annual Meeting Registration Set-up and Management.
    • PGDC Financial Records.
    • PGDC Infrastructure.
    Requirements:

    Must be a Canadian Citizen, be eligible to work in Canada, and be available to attend the annual meetings in-person.

    In your RFP please include: qualifications, relevant work experience, compensation expectations, available start date, three references, and current resume.

    Submission:

    The contract for the successful candidate will be made on an annual basis with the possibility for renewal based on exemplary performance. The initial contract will be from summer 2021 until March 31, 2022. The subsequent contract will be from April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023.

    Please submit application package to charlene.wieler@gmail.com by June 15, 2021. Only candidates from selected RFPs will be contacted for an interview.



  • Nov. 21, 2017 - Update on New Varieties (Wheat, Rye & Triticale) - click here to access file.


  • April 2016 - PGDC 27th Annual Meeting Overview
  • Prairie Grain Development Committee
    27th Annual Meeting Overview
    Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
    February 23 to 25, 2016

    The Prairie Recommending Committee for Wheat, Rye and Triticale (PRCWRT) considered 27 candidates for registration, and 25 were recommended for registration. Recommended lines had increased yield, improved quality and disease resistance, early maturity, and orange wheat blossom midge resistance. Two lines were solid-stemmed and two had resistance to the Orange Wheat Blossom midge.

    Prairie Recommending Committee for Wheat, Rye and Triticale (PRCWRT), recommended lines, February 25, 2016.


    Line Class Proposer Comments

    BW1005 CWRS P. Hucl; U of S - CDC  
    BW1011 CWRS F. Kirigwi; Syngenta  
    BW1013 CWRS S. Kumar; AAFC - BRC  
    BW1016 CWRS S. Kumar; AAFC - BRC  
    BW488 CWRS P. Hucl; U of S - CDC Sm1+; solid stem
    BW986 CWRS D. Spaner; U of AB  
    PT250 CWRS R. Cuthbert; AAFC - SPARC  
    HY2003 CPS P. Hucl; U of S - CDC Sm1+; Imidazolinone tolerant
    HY2013 CPS F. Kirigwi; Syngenta SY Rowyn
    Elgin ND CNHR R. Merryweather; FP Genetics  
    Faller CNHR W. Smith; Seed Depot  
    Prosper CNHR W. Smith; Seed Depot  
    DT583 CWAD C. Pozniak; U of S - CDC Low cadmium
    DT862 CWAD Y. Ruan; AAFC - SPARC Solid stem, low cadmium
    DT863 CWAD Y. Ruan; AAFC - SPARC Low cadmium
    W522 CWRW A. Brule-Babel; U of MB  
    W526 CWRW R. Graf; AAFC - LRC  
    Alderon CWSP K. Nelson; KWS - UK Interim
    Charing CWSP K. Nelson; KWS - UK Interim
    GP151 CWSP H. Randhawa; AAFC - LRC  
    GP184 CWSP D. Rourke; Western Feed Grain WFT1001
    W535 CWSP A. Brule-Babel; U of MB  
    W538 CWSP A. Brule-Babel; U of MB  
    KWS Bono Fall Rye A. Gordillo; KWS - Germany  
    BW968 CPSR/CNHR R. Cuthbert; AAFC - SPARC  

    The Prairie Recommending Committee for Oat and Barley (PRCOB) considered 4 oat lines and 4 barley lines for registration. Three milling oat lines, one feed oat line, and four two-row malting barley lines were recommended.

    PRCOB recommended lines, February 25, 2016.


    Line No. Type Proposer & Affiliation

    OT2105 Milling Oat J. Mitchell-Fetch, AAFC - BRC
    OT3080 Milling Oat A. Beattie et al., University of Saskatchewan
    OT3085 Milling Oat A. Beattie et al., University of Saskatchewan
    OT6011 Feed Oat Jim Dyck, Oat Advantage
    TR13606 2-Row Malt (Interim) P. Juskiw et al., FCDC, AB
    TR13609 2-Row Malt P. Juskiw et al., FCDC, AB
    TR13812 2-Row Malt A. Beattie et al., University of Saskatchewan
    TR14928 2-Row Malt (Interim) F. Kirigwi et al., Syngenta Canada

    The Prairie Recommending Committee for Pulse and Special Crops (PRCPSC) recommended 15 lines for registration: 6 dry bean lines, 1 canarygrass line, 4 field pea lines, and 4 lentil lines.

    PRCPSC recommended lines, February 25, 2016.


    Line No. Crop Type

    CR318-6 Bean Cranberry
    CR312-8 Bean Cranberry
    3620-3 Bean Flor de junio
    L11PS211 Bean Pinto
    L11YL012 Bean Yellow
    L11YL015 Bean Yellow
    C05041 Canarygrass glabrous
    CDC 3525-5 Pea Yellow
    CDC 4061-4 Pea Yellow
    P0520-116 Pea Yellow
    P0521-109 Pea Yellow
    IBC 839 Lentil French green
    IBC 937 Lentil Large green
    3674-15 Lentil Small Red
    IBC 975 Lentil Small Red

    The Prairie Recommending Committee for Oilseeds (PRCO) recommended four flax lines for registration. Daryl Rex stepped down as Chair, and Eric Fridfinnson was voted as new chair.

    PRCO recommended lines, February 25, 2016.


    Line Crop/Type Proposer

    FP2432 Yellow flax H. Booker, CDC Saskatoon
    FP2461 Brown Flax S. Duguid, AAFC Morden
    FP2484 Brown flax S. Duguid, AAFC Morden
    FP2497 Brown Flax M. Beaith, CPS

    For more information regarding deliberations of the respective committees and the candidate cultivars that were recommended at the 2016 meeting please contact the Chair and/or Secretary of the respective committees. Contact information can be found at: Contact Us link.

    The PGDC also organizes a Plenary Session to communicate topics of interest to members of the various committees, and in 2016 featured speakers that provided updates on "Grain Marketing Strategies". The presentations and speakers included:

    1. Dr. Dave Hatcher, Grain Research Laboratory, Winnipeg, MB spoke on "Wheat Class Modernization: Changes to wheat varietal classification and implications to Canadian stakeholders";


    2. Mr. John Peterson, Richardson International Ltd., Winnipeg, MB spoke on "Opportunities and challenges from an exporter perspective";


    3. Mr. Glenn Tait, Vice president of operations, National Farmers Union spoke on "Challenges and opportunities in grain marketing from a producer perspective;


    4. Mr. Murad Al-Katib, President of Alliance Grain Technologies, Regina, SK spoke on "The changing world of global protein: A pulses opportunity boom"

    Additional information regarding the Plenary Session and PDF copies of the presentations can be found on the Annual Plenary Sessions page.