Usask student uses genomics to accelerate pea breeding for heat resistance

By:Nykole King

Shaoming Huang is using advanced sequencing technology to shorten the breeding cycle of field peas.

USask hosts the Prime Minister of Canada


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau paid tribute to the contributions the University of Saskatchewan (USask) has made to scientific discovery, as he wrapped up his visit to campus on Wed...

USask Emeritus Professor Inducted into SK Ag Hall of Fame

Professor Emeritus Rick Holm and previous director of the Crop Development Centre was officially inducted into the SK Agriculture Hall of Fame on Saturday April 9, 2022.

USask researchers aim to boost uranium, wheat sectors with novel technology

Two University of Saskatchewan (USask) projects have been awarded Natural Sciences and Engineering Council (NSERC) Alliance Grants totaling $885,000 for research aimed at developin...

USask New Flax Breeder put first lines through at PGDC

The University of Saskatchewan’s new flax breeder got to put forward his first flax line this year at the annual meeting of the Prairie Grain Development Committee (PGDC).

CDC Researcher Awarded Pulse Promoter Award

Dr. Bunyamin Tar’an has been recognized by Saskatchewan Pulse Growers for the significant contribution he has made to the development of Saskatchewan's pulse industry.

Resilient Crops Developed through Research and Breeding

By:Shalyn McKenna, Communications Consultant

Saskatchewan experienced a widespread drought in 2021, with significantly lower yields across much of the province. With these challenges, it is important to keep an eye on the wor...

Crop Development Centre launching new look to celebrate a half century of success

By:Nykole King

The Crop Development Centre (CDC) at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) is a powerhouse of research that’s propelled Canadian agriculture forward for five decades—and it shows ...

USask chickpea research aims to improve important food source for low- and lower-middle-income countries

SASKATOON – University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers are part of a global team that used DNA to track the genetic evolution and migration of the chickpea, offering insights t...

USask researcher and Paralympian seeks plant-based solution to iron deficiency


A new breed of field peas may lead to the development of an effective ‘food-first’ iron supplement.

New USask research has potential to make fava beans a new favourite from farm to fork


A once popular high-protein legume crop with potential to make farming more environmentally sustainable is poised for reinvigorated popularity, thanks to an international research ...

USask’s CDC celebrates a half century of crop innovation

By:Kathy Fitzpatrick for USask Research Profile and Impact

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 ...

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...

USask scientists help find the key to decoding rye genome

An international team led by the IPK Leibniz Institute in Germany and including University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers has succeeded in completely decoding the genome of ry...

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

By:USask Research Profile and Impact

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...

Lentils first breakthrough in CDC history of re-shaping Prairie agriculture


It’s hard to imagine what Saskatchewan’s pulse industry would be like today if the University of Saskatchewan’s Crop Development Centre (CDC) had never been created.

USask’s Crop Development Centre celebrating 50 years

By:Kathy Fitzpatrick

The year 2021 marks a major milestone for the University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) Crop Development Centre (CDC): 50 years of reshaping western Canadian agriculture.

Farmer’s legacy will grow and flourish

Recognition of donor, Peter Lewochko.