Barley for the Future: Breeding Solutions for a Changing Environment

Barley for the Future: Breeding Solutions for a Changing Environment

Formerly operating as the Field Crop Development Centre, Western Crop Innovations (WIC) has a long history of developing malting, feed and forage barley varieties for Western Canadian producers. This session will discuss the adoption of technologies allowing WCI to bring well-adapted varieties to the market faster, and feature up-and-coming varieties with unique agronomic and quality traits to enhance the value of barley for the industry.

Yadeta Kabeta is a barley breeder at Field Crop Development Center at Olds College of Agriculture and Technology. Kabeta is responsible for developing germplasm and barley varieties suitable for Alberta and western Canada. Kabeta has strong research collaboration with other public and private breeding programs here in Canada and around the world, he works closely with industry stakeholders (crop commissions, cattle commissions, seed growers) and sits on the Prairie Recommending Committee for Oat and Barley.
Kabeta has been a senior author on many pre-reviewed articles. He has authored or co-authored 50+ journal articles and conference proceedings on cereals and pulses. Kabeta obtained his PhD degree in plant breeding/genetics from the University of Saskatchewan.



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Yadeta Kabeta, Western Crop Innovations
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