Agriculture minister Lyle Stewart has announced nearly 7.7 million dollars in federal-provincial funding for 46 crop related research projects.
Stewart says the funding is through the province’s Agriculture Development Fund.
The 46 projects are wide-ranging and include research on improving plant breeding technology to deal with fusarium head blight in wheat, improving loss-monitors for harvest and developing a pulse-based
replacement for shortening to be used in baked goods.
On top of the government funding, various farm organizations are providing 3.7 million dollars for agriculture research.
Those groups include the Western Grains Research Foundation, SaskPulse, SaskCanola, SaskFlax, SaskWheat and the Alberta Wheat Commission.