Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan invest $9 million in crop research

January 11, 2022 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Canada’s Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit announced a total of $9.1 million in funding today for new crop-related research projects in 2022.

This year’s funding will support 55 crop-related projects in Saskatchewan through the province’s Agriculture Development Fund (ADF).

Examples of research projects include: study of the effect of intercropping on disease levels in various pulse crops; researching innovative ways to mitigate root rot in peas; and strategies for removing undesirable characteristics of protein ingredients from canola, hemp and flaxseed.

Support for these and other ADF projects is awarded each year on a competitive basis to researchers focusing on areas of importance to Saskatchewan agriculture producers and industry partners, which creates future growth opportunities and enhances the competitiveness of the provincial agriculture sector.

In addition to commitments from the federal and provincial governments, approximately $4.1 million was contributed by the following industry partners in support of these projects:

  • Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF)
  • Saskatchewan Canola Development Commission
  • Saskatchewan Flax Development Commission
  • Prairie Oat Growers Association
  • Saskatchewan Pulse Growers
  • Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission
  • Alberta Wheat Commission
  • Manitoba Crop Alliance
  • Mustard 21
  • Results Driven Agriculture Research (RDAR)

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