Canada is a major supplier to global trade in durum wheat and the majority of this durum is produced in Saskatchewan.
Saskatchewan durum exports were approximately 3.5 million tonnes in 2016, which was lower than the previous two years due to crop disease issues.
Current challenges for durum include providing a quality product that meets market demand, overcoming new plant disease issues and maintaining its place in the crop rotation as spring wheat, oilseeds and pulse crops compete for acres.
Durum Summit 2018 will be held in Swift Current on January 25, 2018 to address these very issues from a durum perspective.
Here are some of the scheduled speakers:
Dr. Curtis Pozniak Crop Development Centre, University of Saskatchewan Matching Genetics to Demand
Dr. Ron Knox Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Swift Current Combating FHB in Durum – Advances and Prospects
Kim McConnell Chair, Canadian Centre for Food Integrity High Tech Ag and Building Public Trust
Panel of Leading Durum Producers and Industry Meeting Consumer Expectations
For more information and to register for the Durum Summit 2018 go to the website www.durumsummit.com.