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SaskBarley allocating funds to a number of research projects

SaskBarley allocating funds to a number of research projects

Apr 9, 2024 | 6:36pm
The Saskatchewan Barley Development Commission (SaskBarley) is committing $856,651 towards barley research over the next five years. Research and Extension Manager with SaskBarley Mitchell Japp says the research will focus on areas of concern for barley growers in the province, such as “managing maturity and uniformity in barley, crop establishment, disease pressure, and marketability” adding […]

Sask government launches study on spread of chronic wasting disease

Apr 3, 2023 | 11:53am

  The Saskatchewan government has announced a 90 thousand dollar grant to support research at the University of Saskatchewan on the spread of chronic wasting disease. The research will also cover spread of meningeal worm in woodland caribou and other similar species. The study will use state of the art radio collars and trail cameras, […]

SaskWheat provides over 477 thousand dollars to wheat research in 2023

Mar 30, 2023 | 1:36pm

The Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission has announced almost half a million dollars to four research projects. SaskWheat chair Brett Halsted says the four projects are funded through the Alberta Agriculture Funding Consortium and will look at important research projects. He says these projects include efficient fertilizer application and studying herbicide resistance. He calls the project […]

New high tech farm research equipment at USask

Jan 26, 2023 | 11:55am

The Western Grains Research Foundation has helped the University of Saskatchewan department of soil science obtain high tech research equipment. The Research Foundation has contributed over 800 thousand dollars for two isotope mass spectrometers at a cost of 1.1 million dollars. The equipment help study how carbon and nitrogen move through the soil. For example, […]

Sask announces 6 million dollars for livestock industry research in 2023

Jan 25, 2023 | 11:33am

  Agriculture minister David Marit has announced 6 million dollars in support for livestock research in Saskatchewan. Marit made the announcement at the annual Saskatchewan livestock conference in Saskatoon. He says the federal-provincial funds will support a total of 34 new scientific projects for 2023. He says this year’s focus is on items like developing […]

USask receives significant federal research funding

Jan 4, 2023 | 11:53am

  This past summer, the federal government awarded over a quarter of its funding for research infrastructure projects to the University of Saskatchewan. Vice President Research, Baljit Singh notes that there are around 97 universities in the country, so that’s a big piece of the pie. He says USask has an important role to play […]

Research in Saskatoon designed to improve rice production

Nov 21, 2022 | 1:34pm

  German researchers at the University of Saskatchewan’s Canadian Light Source syncotron are studying efforts to improve rice production. Researchers examined soil samples from rice paddies in China in hopes of learning how silicon can reduce the need for phosphorus-based fertilizers and make rice farming more sustainable. The researchers found that silicon, which also plays […]

Oats research gets big boost

Oct 7, 2022 | 1:21pm

  The federal minister of Agriculture has announced an investment of up to 106 thousand dollars to the Prairie Oat Growers Association. The funds will go to new research trials to better understand the role oats play in disease prevention. Findings are expected to help create new market opportunities for Canadian oat producers. The research […]

Four USask scientific centres awarded $170 million

Aug 23, 2022 | 3:33pm

The University of Saskatchewan (USask) has received $170 million in funding from the federal government to help four different research centres. Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, François-Philippe Champagne, announced that the federal government is investing more than $628 million through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)’s Major Science Initiatives (MSI) fund to support […]

Six people to be inducted in Sask Agricultural Hall of Fame in 2022

Aug 10, 2022 | 11:38am

  The Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame has announced the six individuals to be inducted later this year as part of the Class of 2022 and will be honored at the same time as the Ag Hall of Fame celebrates its 50th anniversary in November. Here are this year’s inductees in alphabetic order . . […]