Our graduate student, Tyler Kaban, has been hybridizing wild river grapes and prairie varieties (Valiant and Beta) with better quality wine, juice and table grapes. 6000 seedlings from contolled crosses were planted in 2009.
Tyler's research is funded by the 'Alberta Professional Horticultural Growers Congress and Foundation Society' and a scholarship from our Dept of Plant Sciences.
- Breeding of grapes and apples with emphasis on juice products and rootstocks. An ADF grant that was completed in 2013.
- Top Ten: Vitinord Grape Conference by Bob Bors (Dec. 09)
- Grape Breeding for the Prairies by Tyler Kaban (Sept. 09)
- Vitinord Presentation: Breeding and testing new cold hardy varieties by Tyler Kaban (Nov. 09)