SaskBarley commits $106,925 to collaborative barley research
February 15, 2022 – Saskatoon, SK The Saskatchewan Barley Development Commission (SaskBarley) announced today that it has committed $106,925 to barley research over the next three years, through the Agriculture Funding Consortium (AFC) program.
The projects supported through the AFC were reviewed and funded in collaboration with the AFC program and other like-minded organizations supporting agriculture research in Western Canada, including Alberta Barley Commission, Alberta Beef Producers, Manitoba Crop Alliance, Results Driven Agriculture Research and Western Grains Research Foundation.
“This research will support the development of best management practices and technology that could lead to resistance to pre-harvest sprouting in new barley varieties, and other breakthroughs that will benefit Saskatchewan producers,” says SaskBarley Chair Keith Rueve.
“SaskBarley is committed to investing in research that benefits Saskatchewan’s barley industry,” he says. “These projects, along with over 40 other active projects SaskBarley is funding, help to ensure that barley remains a competitive crop choice for Saskatchewan producers.”
This funding is a strategic investment by SaskBarley in order to leverage maximum funding amounts for barley research that will benefit the entire barley industry.
This announcement brings SaskBarley’s total research commitments for 2021-2022 to almost $2 million dollars for the current fiscal year.
Learn more about SaskBarley’s research program: saskbarley.com