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

Enhancing existing crops, creating novel uses for traditional crops, and developing new crops in Western Canada has been the consistent effort of the Crop Development Centre (CDC) for the last 50 years. Curtis Pozniak has been appointed by the CDC as new director at the University of Saskatchewan. Pozniak says as new director, he will… Read More

Mapping the wheat genome has been a major goal of scientists for decades. Getting it sequenced was a major accomplishment, but it wasn’t the end of the journey – it was, in reality, only opening the door so the journey could begin. Curtis Pozniak, professor at the University of Saskatchewan and plant breeder with the… Read More

On Monday, RealAg Radio is on location at the Canadian Seed Trade Association’s semi-annual meeting in Ottawa, Ont.  Today’s show sponsor is Fortenza seed treatment that’s powered by Syngenta. Guests include: Todd Hyra, President of the Canadian Seed Trade Association speaks about the proposed value creation models suggested by the industry Scott Ewert with Syngenta… Read More

Federal minister of agriculture Lawrence MacAulay was at the University of Saskatchewan this week to announce $11.1 Million in funding for SaskPulse and Pulse Canada under the Canadian Agriculture Partnership, AgriScience Clusters. In addition, $7.2 million of industry matching funding will bring the total investment to over $18 million. At the press conference, held at… Read More

Canterra Seeds, a Winnipeg-based seed company, announced yesterday that it had successfully bid in an open competition for exclusive U.S. distribution rights for dry pea pedigreed seed varieties developed at the University of Saskatchewan’s Crop Development Centre (CDC). “This relationship was built on our strong track record, both with the CDC and with US farmers,” said… Read More