Biotech Updates

Canadian University Gets $1.5 M Funding to Boost Wheat Research

August 22, 2013

The Canadian seed company FP Genetics will invest $1.5 million in the next 10 years for wheat research in the Canadian Prairie Spring (CPS) Wheat Breeding Program at the University of Saskatchewan's Crop Development Centre (CDC). FP Genetics Chairman Brent McCarthy said that the funding agreement will allow FP Genetics to share its first-hand knowledge of the certified seed industry with the CDC researchers and together it can help producers maximize their crop investments.

The University of Saskatchewan's Crop Development Centre is the province's premier crop breeding institute. Funded through partnerships with Saskatchewan Agriculture, farm organizations and private sector companies, the CDC develops varieties of spring wheat, durum, canary seed, barley, oat, flax, pea, lentil, chickpea and dry bean for the economic benefit of farmers and Saskatchewan's agricultural industry.

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