Pulse crop breeding R&D receives $23 million

Guest Contributor
July 8, 2016

Saskatchewan Pulse Growers (SPG) has increased its funding for pulse crop breeding with a $23-million investment in the Univ of Saskatchewan's Crop Development Centre (CDC). The funding will be applied to the third five-year term of a 15-year agreement between SPG and CDC. Signed in 2005, SPG contributed $6.2 million in the first term and $9.2 in the second term. Since 1997, more than 110 pulse crop varieties have been developed by CDC with SPG holding exclusive rights of commercialization. Funding will support continued work on peas, lentils, chickpeas, dry beans and faba beans....

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