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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April 25th, 2023

The Prairie Grain Development Committee Welcomes our New Event Coordinator

Click on the following link to get all the exciting details...PGDC News.

March 6th, 2023

The 2023 Annual PGDC meeting was in Banff and thanks to all who attended.

The 2024 meetings will be Feb. 27th to Feb. 29th in Saskatoon.

November 23, 2022

2023 Annual Meeting
The 2023 Annual PGDC meeting will be held in beautiful Banff, Alberta this year. Click on the following link (PGDC Annual Meeting) to access Registration, Accommodation and Agenda information.

March 3rd, 2022

The 2022 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 2023 meetings will be Feb. 28th to Mar. 2nd in beautiful Banff, Alberta.

February 14, 2022

PGDC Annual Meeting 2022 - Registration is now closed for 2022.

Follow the link below to access the Meeting page where you can find the Agenda for the ZOOM meetings.
Annual Meeting Page



PGDC Annual Meeting Dates

2024 February 27th - February 29th - Saskatoon, The Delta Bessborough

2025 February 25th - February 27th - Winnipeg, The Delta Winnipeg