Canterra Seeds and Limagrain announced that Limagrain Cereals Research Canada (LCRC) has received support from the Prairie Grain Development Committee to register its first two new wheat varieties. The support for registration of these two new varieties is a milestone for LCRC and marks an important day for Canadian wheat breeding, the company said.

“We are thrilled to see these two new varieties supported for registration,” says David Hansen, President and CEO of Canterra Seeds. “This is a watershed moment for LCRC as it focuses on developing new milling wheat varieties that will deliver value to western Canadian farmers. The best from this program is yet to come.”

Canterra Seeds is the exclusive commercialization partner for these two varieties and will have first right of refusal on all future varieties produced by LCRC. Branding and naming for each respective variety will be announced in the near future. Grain classification will be confirmed by the Canadian Grain Commission in the coming weeks.

“The registration of these varieties will be proof that our investment in Canadian wheat breeding is working,” says Tatiana Henry, CEO of Limagrain Cereals Research Canada. “We are proud of this partnership and look forward to working with partners throughout the value chain as these varieties move toward commercialization.”