Limagrain Cereals Research Canada hires new senior breeder

Jason Reinheimer will become the new senior breeder at Limagrain Cereals Research Canada (LCRC) on Feb. 15, as he leaves Australian Grain Technologies (AGT) where he was a senior wheat breeder and manager.

"Jason brings a wealth of breeding experience, research expertise, and the leadership we were looking for, along with enthusiasm and a strong track record of collaborative research,”  Limagrain Cereals Research Canada CEO Erin Armstrong said.

Reinheimer received a Ph.D. in agricultural science from the University of Adelaide.

"I'm proud to have helped AGT make significant contributions to the Australian grains industry through its technologies, germplasm, and support," he said. "Limagrain and AGT are both strongly committed to public and private collaborations, which will also be a high priority in building LCRC. I am especially looking forward to learning from, and working with, Canadian growers, breeders and researchers and the Canadian seed and grains industries."

Reinheimer comes from a farming background which Jim Peterson, research director for Limagrain Cereals Research Canada, said would be a benefit.

"Coming from a farming background, Jason fully appreciates the challenges ahead," Peterson said. "His experience and ties with AGT, plus access to cutting-edge molecular technologies and germplasm from Group Limagrain, will help us grow LCRC quickly, bring exciting new varieties to market, and make significant contributions to western Canadian agriculture."

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