CWRS is a hard wheat with high protein content that is highly regarded for its superior milling and baking quality. It is the most widely grown wheat class in Western Canada, accounting for more than 60% of annual production. CWRS is used at 100% or as part of a blend (wheat grist). When used as part of a blend, CWRS can improve the quality of lower quality wheats and is often referred to as a blending or improver wheat. Recently registered varieties in the CWRS class build on its reputation for protein strength, good milling characteristics and overall end-product quality.
Canada is the leading exporter of durum wheat in the world. CWAD is recognized for its superior yellow colour, high protein content and semolina yield—important factors in the production of pasta and couscous of the highest quality. Breeding efforts in CWAD have focused on improving the colour and gluten strength in new varieties.
CPSR is a milling class of western Canadian wheat with medium protein content and medium kernel hardness. New CPSR varieties continue to be added to the class with improved protein strength, milling properties and end-product characteristics.
CWRW is a medium-hard wheat offering good milling yield, dough strength and flour colour. CWRW flour quality is suitable fora variety of baking applications where medium protein content is desirable and in the production of noodles and steamed bread.
CWHWS features many of the same quality attributes associated with Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS) wheat while its white bran coat offers the added benefits of brighter flour colour and reduced bran specks. This combination makes CWHWS ideally suited for a wide range of applications. Small production of the class limits availability to customers.
CWSWS is a soft wheat with low protein content and weak gluten properties. It is grown under irrigation in southern Alberta and Saskatchewan. Small quantities of CWSWS are produced and exports of this wheat class may not always be available. CWSWS is suitable for a variety of bakery and other food applications that require low protein content. CWSWS is also highly sought after by the industrial ethanol industry on account of its low protein content (i.e. high starch content).
CNHR is a red spring wheat with hard kernels. Introduced on August 1, 2016, the target quality of this class is for it to have sound kernels (good falling number), very good milling quality, with medium gluten strength (lower than both the CWRS and CPSR classes). Protein content of CNHR will be variable and span the protein content range of the CWRS and CPSR classes. There are three milling grades available. Depending on protein content, CNHR will be suitable for the production of pan breads, hearth breads, flat breads and noodles.
During November 2019 through January 2020, new crop seminars are being held in 16 countries throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East, North and South America.
Representatives from Cereals Canada, Canadian Grain Commission, Canadian International Grains Institute, grain exporters and producers present on a number of topics including farming in Canada, the growing season, and 2019 harvest assessment data and end-product evaluation results.
Copies of these presentations are below. Some are available in different languages based on the regions where they were presented.
Sustainable Farming Practices
Quality Control on the Farm
World Wheat Situation
2018 Growing Season in Western Canada
Canadian Wheat, Durum and Crop Production
Analytical – Quality of CWRS and CWAD
9:30am to 3:00pm at the Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel, located at 901 Dixon Road, Mississauga.
8:30am to 2:00pm, at the Fairmont Makati located at 1 Raffles Drive, Makati Avenue, Makati City, 1224.
9:30am to 2:45pm, at the Fairmont Hotel Jakarta located at Jl. Asia Afrika No.8, Gelora Bung Karno, Jakarta Indonesia
8:30am to 2:00pm at the Fairmont Singapore & Swissôtel The Stamford, Located at 80 Bras Basah Road Singapore
8:30am to 2:00pm at the Four Seasons Beijing, Located at 48 Liang Ma Qiao Road, Chaoyang District.
8:30am until 2:00pm at the Hyatt Regency Mexico City, located at Campos Eliseos No. 204, Polanco Chapultepec, Mexico City.
Location changed from Quito to Guayaquil due to civilian unrest- 8:30am until 2:00pm at the Radisson Hotel Guayaquil, Ciudadela Kennedy, Avenida Gral. Francisco Boloña 503A, Guayaquil
8:30am until 2:00pm at the NH Collection Bogotá Teleport Royal Hotel, located at Calle 113 #7-65, Bogotá.
8:30am until 2:00pm at the Westin Lima, located at Amador Merino Reyna 551, San Isidro, Lima.
8:00am to 11:00am CST
8:30am to 2:00pm at the Holiday Inn Cheraga Tower located at Route d'Ouled Fayet Cheraga-Alger
8:30am to 2:00pm at the Laico Tunis Hotel, located at Place des droits de l’Homme Av. Mohamed V 1001 Tunis.
9:00am to 2:15pm at Hyatt Regency Casablanca, located at Place des Nations Unies, 20000 Casablanca.
9:30am to 2:45pm at the “Il Gattopardo” located at Via Foresta Mercadante70022 Altamura
9:30am to 3:00pm at the Shangri-La Dubai, located on Sheikh Zayed Road, near Financial Metro Station, Dubai
8:30am to 2:00pm at the EKO Hotel and Suites, located at Plot 1415 Adetokunbo Ademola Street, PMB 12724, Victoria Island, Lagos
Video footage sourced by the Saskatchewanderer Program
Modern Canadian agriculture has a very good story to tell about sustainability. Modern practices such as conservation tillage are increasing soil health by reducing the amount of fuel used and reducing soil and wind erosion.
Precision agriculture, which uses satellites to steer equipment, allows for fewer field passes and maximizes the efficiency of crop inputs, further reducing fuel use and protecting water from nutrient run-off.
Most Canadian production is naturally rain-fed, and a small portion of crops are irrigated using clean water from natural sources, giving Canadian agriculture a strong sustainability record.
Best management practices are providing the next generation of farmers with clean air, clean water and clean land and an environment that is healthier than when previous generations began farming.
The foundation for consistent Canadian wheat quality is the Variety Registration Process. A new variety of wheat must have the right intrinsic properties before it can be grown as a registered variety in Canada. This extensive process is overseen by the Government of Canada’s Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Variety Registration Office. This process addresses farmers’ concerns regarding agronomic practices, yield and disease resistance, while the quality attributes of the wheat undergo rigorous scientific testing during three years of trials.
The variety registration process ensures that newly registered varieties will reflect the quality characteristics expected of a particular wheat class. This process guarantees continued consistent high-quality wheat for Canadian customers no matter where the wheat is grown throughout Western Canada.
The Canadian Prairies faced widespread, relatively dry conditions throughout seeding and the early growing season. This slowed progress on early crop growth, but timely participation events and modern farming practices sustained the crop.