Innovative crop researcher captures sustainability award
From the Government of Manitoba news release:
2018 Manitoba Excellence in Sustainability Award – Innovation and Research for Sustainability
Dr. Doug Cattani has engaged in developing major research advancements on intermediate wheatgrass, which is a sod-forming perennial grass. Since 2010, Cattani has been a leader in a collaborative international project known as Kernza that involves scientists and specialists from state and provincial government agricultural agencies, the Land Institute based in Kansas and scientists from around the world. Its mission is to apply non-genetically modified organism (GMO) selection and inter-mating techniques to increase yield and disease resistance in perennial crops and to create perennial versions of annual crops.