SaskBarley commits $107,940 to collaborative barley research
January 11, 2022 – Saskatoon, SK The Saskatchewan Barley Development Commission (SaskBarley) announced today that it has committed to contribute $107,940 to funding barley research over the next four years. The projects supported were reviewed and funded in collaboration with the Saskatchewan Agriculture Development Fund (ADF) program and other like-minded organizations supporting agriculture research in Saskatchewan.
“This research will support the development of new barley varieties, adaptability and soil nitrogen and carbon dynamics for Western Canadian producers,” says SaskBarley Research Committee Co-Chair Keith Rueve.
“SaskBarley is committed to investing in research projects that benefit Saskatchewan barley growers,” 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,” adds SaskBarley Research and Extension Manager Mitchell Japp.
“SaskBarley funding is helping to support three new projects, based on this year’s round of funding from the ADF,” he says. “We are collaborating with other partners to fund these projects, including SaskCanola, Sask Wheat, Western Grains Research Foundation, Alberta Barley, Manitoba Crop Alliance and SaskPulse.”
Learn more about SaskBarley’s research program: saskbarley.com
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Cole Christensen/SaskBarley Communications Manager