crop research

New study from SaskWheat says variety research pays big dividends to farmers

Mar 25, 2022 | 6:12am

A new study from SaskWheat says farmers have received huge benefits from crop research. Chair Brett Halstead says a study of producer-led wheat breeding investments over the last 27 years shows a big return on investment. He says the return is almost 33 dollars for every dollar invested in wheat breeding over the last 27 […]

Crop research gets 3.3 million dollar boost from Western Grains Research Foundation

Jan 28, 2022 | 5:39am

Crop research is getting a 3.3 million dollar boost from the Saskatoon-based Western Grains Research Foundation. Executive director Garth Patterson says the funds will go to upgrade older farm machinery at eight Agriculture Canada Research Stations across the prairies. Agriculture Canada will match the 3.3 million dollar investment. In Saskatchewan, the funds go to research […]

USask researchers awarded funds for crop development

Jan 13, 2022 | 10:36am

  The University of Saskatchewan says researchers have been awarded more than 5.7 million dollars to develop crop related innovations. The research ranges from plant based edible 3D printing and packaging to using drones for monitoring crops and soil health. The funding covers 34 projects from 25 University researchers. The announcement was made this week […]

Sask crop research to receive over 9 million dollar boost this year

Jan 12, 2022 | 5:18am

Crop research in Saskatchewan is getting a major boost. Agriculture minister David Marit has announced 9.1 million dollars in federal-provincial funding will go to crop research this year. Marit says the funds will go to 55 crop-related research projects in such areas as studying the effect of intercropping on disease levels in various pulse crops […]

Wheat research gets big boost from prairie farmers

Oct 20, 2020 | 4:22am

Wheat research is getting a big boost from Saskatchewan farmers. The Manager of SaskWheat and President of the the Canadian Wheat Research Coalition says prairie groups are providing $22.6-million to Agriculture Canada’s wheat variety development program. Harvey Brooks says the five year support ensures farmers will benefit from new wheat varieties for years to come. […]

Grain Commission seeks spring harvested oilseed samples

May 26, 2020 | 5:31am

The Canadian Grain Commission is asking farmers who harvested canola and flax this spring to send a sample for research. Over 2-million acres of crop were left overwinter in Saskatchewan and farmers have been busy harvesting in recent weeks. The oilseeds manager at the Grain Commission research lab in Winnipeg, Veronique Barthet, wants farmers to […]

Sask Ag Minister announces 11 million dollars in crop research support

Jan 15, 2020 | 5:45am

Agriculture minister David Marit has announced crop research funding of $11-million for this year. Marit says the federal-provincial funding will cover 47 crop-related research projects. He says the projects include clubroot management, herbicide resistance and improving crop yields. Marit says grain research has a payback of almost $9for every dollar put into it. Various provincial […]