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Western Producer articles about winter wheat and oat protein

January 5, 2024 — 

The University of Manitoba was mentioned in two separate articles in the Western Producer today.

The first one is discussing oat protein, here is a blurb from the article:

Oats are well positioned to compete with dairy protein and soy, which dominate the market for protein supplements, bars and other foods.

Oats are gluten-free, they have a neutral taste and the protein may lower cholesterol.

“(And) it’s a very functional protein. It could be added to a lot of food products,” Joseph said.

“Once they figure out the other commercializing (details), it will open up a lot of opportunity for oat protein.”

Read the full article here

The second article features the importance of winter wheat as a “crop cover” deadlines, here is an expert from the article:

Changing a seeding deadline by a whole month was not trivial. Insurance underwriters thrive on data: weather, crop variety, soil, seeding dates, seeding equipment and more.

To get it, researchers backed by the University of Manitoba, Western Ag, Bayer Crop Sciences, Ducks Unlimited, Ag Canada and a host of other partners went out to get muddy collecting data on winter wheat seeding dates.

University of Manitoba agronomist Yvonne Lawley led the project.

Read the full article here


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