Sask Wheat check-off
The Sask Wheat check-off is $1.00 per tonne and is collected on all spring wheat and durum sold in Saskatchewan. This check-off will ensure there is funding in place for research, market development and promotion related to Saskatchewan-grown wheat. Through Sask Wheat’s elected Board of Directors, Saskatchewan producers have a direct say in how these funds are invested.
Return on Investment for Check-Off
Producer investments in crop research have a proven track record of high return on investment. A study conducted by the University of Saskatchewan found that producer investments in varietal development research provide an average return on investment of 20 to 1 ($20.40 for every $1 invested) to producers.
In light of this information, we hope that you will choose to invest your wheat check-off dollars with the Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission. Your support, along with that of the other wheat producers in Saskatchewan, will allow the important research and market development work that is underway to continue. You may also be eligible to claim a tax credit on your levy contributions.
High-throughput omics approaches for effective breeding selection of durum wheat quality
This project will focus on genetic and genomic approaches to predict quality parameters including protein content, yellow pigment content (YPC) and milling quality in durum which will enable larger scale selections for those traits at earlier generations of breeding programs and ultimately accelerate the breeding programs on improving durum wheat quality.view all