BASF Agricultural Solutions has committed $100,000 towards updates to the crop breeding facility at the Crop Development Centre (CDC) at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) at Saskatoon. The updates will reduce cycle time and increase early generation selection on new crop varieties, including pulses. This funding is announced in conjunction with the 25-year anniversary of… Read More

From the dreaded aphanomyces (hard to say, harder to control), to the potential of soybeans, fall weed control options, and on to delicious sounding diseases of fabas, Sherrilyn Phelps, agronomy lead for Saskatchewan Pulse Growers, has so much to cover in this week’s RealAg LIVE! segment. Host Shaun Haney and Phelps also discuss some of… Read More

Protein Industries Canada (PIC) has announced a new project that will develop crop varieties to meet demand for plant-based proteins using novel artificial intelligence (AI) and data trust tools. A partnership between Sightline Innovation, DL Seeds, and SeedNet, will utilize lead-edge AI and data trust tools to optimize current plant breeding processes. The objective of… Read More

A few of our pea fields looked a bit pale in comparison to the others earlier this season. The crop colour was off, and not just in low lying spots, as one might expect with all the moisture west central Saskatchewan has received. On further investigation, ruling out other reasons like fertility and plant stand,… Read More

For the second time this week, the pulse industry is in the spotlight as another research and development project gets the green light. This latest project, funded through the protein supercluster Protein Industries Canada (PIC), is a joint research and development initiative between Saskatchewan-based AGT Food and Ingredients and ulivit, a consumer-facing ingredients start up,… Read More

Protein Industries Canada has announced a $19.2 million project looking at faba bean (also called fava bean) and pea processing on the Canadian prairies. The main partners and private funders in the project announced on Friday are Roquette — the French company that’s building a $400 million pea processing plant at Portage, Man. — and… Read More

Originally announced in February — what seems like a lifetime ago now — Tim Hortons has made good on its commitment to introduce a non-dairy option for its hot beverage line up. Following poor profitability performance to round out 2019 (comparable sales were down over 4%), the company laid out its plans to change a… Read More

 

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