Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart announced $7 million for 40 crop-related research projects at CropSphere in Saskatoon on Tuesday. Commodity organizations are chipping in an additional $2.8 million, with SaskWheat committing $1.5 million and the Western Grains Research Foundation contributing $1.1 million.
“We have the largest ag bioscience research cluster in the country here in Saskatoon and our producers continue to be cutting edge because of the research that they produce, and we’re blessed with producers who are early-adopters of new technology,” said Stewart following the announcement.
In addition to SaskWheat and the WGRF, the Saskatchewan Canola Development Commission, the Saskatchewan Pulse Growers, the Saskatchewan Flax Development Commission and the Saskatchewan Barley Development Commission are also contributing complementary funding for the research.
A detailed list of the projects receiving funding through the Saskatchewan Agriculture Development Fund (ADF) can be found here.