New USask research will make bean crops hardier, help improve global food security

Tepary beans—a high protein legume common to the southwest United States and Mexico—may hold the key to adapting bean crops for the increasingly harsh conditions brought on by a ch...

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USask’s CDC celebrates a half century of crop innovation

A scan across the horizon reveals how much Saskatchewan’s agricultural landscape has changed in half a century: millions of acres of ripening lentils, fields of sky blue flax, and ...

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USask agriculture researchers awarded $5.8M to help feed the world, protect the planet

Eighteen wide-ranging University of Saskatchewan (USask) crop research projects have been awarded a total of almost $5.8 million through Saskatchewan’s Agriculture Development Fund...

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Landmark study generates first genomic atlas for global wheat improvement

USask-led study sequences genomes of 15 wheat varieties around the world

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CBRC commits $2.7M to USask CDC barley breeding activities

The Canadian Barley Research Coalition (CBRC) announced today it will invest $2.7 million over five years in the University of Saskatchewan’s Crop Development Centre (CDC) through ...

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USask and GIFS host global software competition to advance digital agriculture

Accurate determination of the number of wheat heads (the grain-bearing tip) in a field is vital for estimating yields in wheat crops, but the usual method—manual counting from digi...

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USask Global Institute for Food Security partners on supercluster project to help lower crop pesticide use

University of Saskatchewan (USask) digital agriculture researchers are part of a new Protein Industries Canada (PIC) consortium that will develop technology to help lower pesticide...

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USask awarded $1.2M to advance health, agriculture and environmental research

Creating artificial substitutes for human tissue and organs, discovering the best diet to help bacteria break down oil spills, and using high-powered computing to develop next-gene...

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New USask-led research reveals previously hidden features of plant genomes

An international team led by the Plant Phenotyping and Imaging Research Centre (P2IRC) at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) and researchers at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada...

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New USask app promotes potential economic value of planting carbon-storing shelterbelts

A unique new app developed by University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers offers agricultural landowners tailored information about the carbon offset value of planting shelterbe...

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Mapping the cannabis genome to improve crops and health

Unlocking the full potential of cannabis for agriculture and human health will require a co-ordinated scientific effort to assemble and map the cannabis genome, according to a just...

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USask crop researchers awarded $8M to advance food and bio-products for a sustainable future

Thirty University of Saskatchewan (USask) crop research projects have been awarded a total of more than $8 million through Saskatchewan’s Agricultural Development Fund (ADF), a pro...

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USask Global Institute for Food Security awarded $600K to study extended growing season

A grant from Saskatchewan’s Agriculture Development Fund (ADF) is helping researchers at the Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) pur...

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USask Global Institute for Food Security researchers help crack canola genome

Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) researchers at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) are members of an international consortium of key academic and global seed company l...

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Untangling clubroot disease

University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers have designed a chain of software programs that combine biology and computer science to help identify the pathogen proteins that cont...

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USask-led research teams awarded $24.2M from Genome Canada and partners to improve agriculture through genomic science

Wheat, lentils and livestock will be the focus of a $24.2-million investment over four years by Genome Canada and its partners in three University of Saskatchewan-led research proj...

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USask crop scientists help crack the durum wheat genome

University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers played a key role in an international consortium that has sequenced the entire genome of durum wheat—the source of semolina for pasta...

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P2IRC delivers innovative approach to seed selection through prize-winning PlotVision software

The future of seed development is set to become more efficient thanks to PlotVision, a new image analysis software product from the University of Saskatchewan’s Plant Phenotyping a...

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U of S basic research leads to non-yellowing flax-based oil for artists’ paints

SASKATOON – Fundamental research into the chemistry of flax by University of Saskatchewan (U of S) plant scientist Martin Reaney has led to a new patented technology and an unexpec...

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Helping plants help themselves

U of S research finds natural ways to improve crop yield.

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