U of G Has New Professor In Wheat Breeding

The University of Guelph’s new Professorship in Wheat Breeding spot has been filled.

Doctor Ali Navabi starts in the new position May 1st.

He comes from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

Grain Farmers of Ontario Chair Henry Van Ankum says Doctor Navabi brings extensive experience in plant breeding and genetics , including 15 years of wheat breeding.

His new position will focus on creating novel wheat varieties with enhanced productivity , disease resistance, pest resistance and enhanced utility in crop rotation systems.

Van Ankum says the outcomes of Doctor Navabi’s work will have a direct benefit to Ontario farmers.