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Agricultural research projects get $12.6M in funding


Regina, SK – Forty-eight agricultural research projects have received a total of $12.6 million in funding from Saskatchewan’s Agriculture Development Fund (ADF).

A wide range of projects have been funded, including studies on reducing the level of antibiotics used in livestock production, the impact of phosphorus fertilizer on pulse crop production, lowering costs in hog production and enhanced rust resistance in western Canadian wheat varieties.

The research projects will be undertaken by organizations such as the University of Saskatchewan, the University of Regina, the Prairie Swine Centre, the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, the Saskatchewan Research Council, the Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute and the Saskatchewan Seed Potato Growers’ Association.

In addition, the province’s government says it is committing to support the Crop Development Centre at the University of Saskatchewan, with $4 million over four years.

A full list of the projects and funding awarded is available at http://www.gov.sk.ca/adx/aspx/adxGetMedia.aspx?mediaId=718&PN=Shared.