SaskBarley Commits $184,612 to Collaborative Barley Research
January 11, 2023(Saskatoon, SK) –The Saskatchewan Barley Development Commission (SaskBarley) announced today that it has committed to contribute $184,612 to fund 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 improved salinity tolerance in barley, staying ahead of emerging pathogens and research to better understand Fusarium Head Blight,” says SaskBarley Research Committee Co-Chair Cody Glenn.
“SaskBarley is committed to investing in research projects that benefit Saskatchewan barley growers,” he says. “These projects, along with 49 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 key areas that align with SaskBarley’s research goals and strategic plan. It also allows the commission and partners the ability to leverage funding amounts for barley research that will benefit the entire barley industry,” says SaskBarley Research and Extension Manager Mitchell Japp.
“SaskBarley funding is helping to support four 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 Alberta Barley, Manitoba Crop Alliance, Sask Wheat, and Western Grains Research Foundation.”
Learn more about SaskBarley’s research program: saskbarley.com
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