Canada is the world’s leading exporter of durum wheat. CWAD is recognized for its high protein content and semolina yield. Breeding has further improved its yellow colour and gluten strength in new varieties.
Top 5 varieties grown this year
2 CDC Precision
4 AAC Spitfire
Wheat Grown in Canada
Advice from an expert
Very good quality. High levels of hard vitreous kernels
83% is No. 1 and No. 2. Significant improvement over 2019
13.8% protein content – above average. High protein content helps with pasta firmness.
Sound, good Falling Number at 450 seconds or higher
Good pasta firmness and low cooking loss. Bright yellow colour as desired for couscous and pasta
Higher volumes of No. 1 and No. 2.
Major grading factors
Significant reduction in sprout-damaged kernels compared to last year, resulting in high Falling Numbers.
Continued good quality in CWAD for 2020 means high-quality pasta and couscous can be achieved without any major milling or processing adjustments. Breeding efforts in CWAD have focused on improving the colour and gluten strength in new varieties, which is evident in this year’s CWAD crop.
Strong milling performance
High levels of hard vitreous kernels with high test weight and thousand kernel weight values ensure good semolina milling yields.
Excellent semolina colour
High levels of yellow pigment ensures high levels of yellowness (b*)
High quality pasta
Pasta has excellent colour (yellowness) with good firmness and low cooking loss.
Canada is setting the standard for modern farming practices
Clean, consistent and quality
Through modern farming practices, Canadian farmers can grow strong wheat varieties, use good farm management practices from planting to harvest and on-farm storage. Canada has a natural advantage when it comes to land, water and climate. Through strong science-based regulation from the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC), it sets the high standards for clean, consistent quality grains.
Across the country, agriculture continues to make advancements in farming practices and crop production. Led by Cereals Canada and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, the National Wheat Research priorities have been developed. Through a unique national collaboration of farmers, federal and provincial governments, public research institutions, exporters and processors, this partnership between public and private sectors are committed to delivering innovation in the wheat sector.
Current farm management practices continue to provide a better and healthier farming environment than previous generations. Modern practices like conservation tillage (minimum or zero tillage) helps to capture or sequester carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere to slow or reverse atmospheric CO2 pollution to mitigate and reverse global warming keeping sustainability at the forefront of farming.
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