Dean Spaner

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Recent Research Projects

Genetic Improvement of Leaf and Stripe Rust Resistance in Canadian Spring Wheat

2018/19 • $162,513 • PI
Leaf rust (Puccinia triticina) and stripe (yellow) rust (Puccinia striiformis f. sp. tritici) are two of the most common diseases of wheat in western Canada. They are responsible for major yield losses and grain quality deterioration. Although the severity of both diseases can be reduced through...

Agronomy, Genetics and Breeding of Wheat for Organic Environments

2018/19 • $33,000 • PI
As concern for environmental stewardship and the ecological and monetary expense of chemical inputs rises beyond societal thresholds, organic agricultural practices will become more important in western Canada, as they have in much of Europe. There have been few long-term studies on spring wheat...

Agronomy, Genetics and Breeding of Wheat for Organic Environments

2013/14-2017/18 • $165,000 • PI
As concern for environmental stewardship rises, and the ecological and monetary expense of chemical inputs rises beyond societal thresholds, organic agricultural practices may become more and more important in western Canada, as they have in much of Europe. There have been few long-term studies...

Variable Mode Laser Scanner for Precise Imaging and Quantitation of Biomolecules

2014/15 • $110,111 • PI,CO
Agricultural Genomics and Proteomics Unit (AGP Unit) in the Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science is a multi-user core facility supporting the research programs of over 100 users from The Livestock Gentec Group, The Swine Reproduction-Development Program, Alberta Innovates...

Agronomy, genetics and breeding of wheat for organic environments

2010/11-2012/13 • $69,540 • PI
As concern for environmental stewardship rises, and the ecological and monetary expense of chemical inputs rises beyond societal thresholds, organic agricultural practices may become more and more important in western Canada, as they have in much of Europe. There have been few long-term studies...

Growth chamber for plant science research

2010/11 • $45,239 • PI,CO
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