uSask receives $5.2 M funding for wheat research

February 22, 2016

The University of Saskatchewan has announced that its Crop Development Centre (CDC) has received $5.2 M in funding from the Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF). The funding renews a long-standing partnership in wheat breeding between the two organizations that has seen the development and commercialization of more than 30 new varieties. “This funding builds on 20 years of collaborative research with western Canadian farmers through WGRF,” said CDC Managing Director Kofi Agblor. “Renewed funding expands our research program in wheat to include the deployment of molecular tools to improve breeding efficiency as well incorporating agronomic and quality traits that are vital to making wheat a competitive crop for our producers.” Saskatoon StarPhoenix | WGRF | uSask