A key announcement for the crop sector as part of the Crop Week Meetings.

Agriculture Minister David Marit announcing $9.1 million dollars in funding for the Agriculture Development Fund in Saskatchewan.

Marit says the Federal/Provincial funding will be used to cover the costs associated with 55 new crop-related research projects in 2022.

"Examples of research projects include: study of the effect of intercropping on disease levels in various pulse crops; researching innovative ways to mitigate root rot in peas; and strategies for removing undesirable characteristics of protein ingredients from canola, hemp and flaxseed."

Support for these and other ADF projects is awarded each year on a competitive basis to researchers focusing on areas of importance to Saskatchewan agriculture producers and industry partners, which creates future growth opportunities and enhances the competitiveness of the provincial agriculture sector.

In addition to the funding commitments from the federal and provincial governments, approximately $4.1 million was contributed by the following industry partners in support of these projects:

Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF)
Saskatchewan Canola Development Commission
Saskatchewan Flax Development Commission
Prairie Oat Growers Association
Saskatchewan Pulse Growers
Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission
Alberta Wheat Commission
Manitoba Crop Alliance
Mustard 21
Results Driven Agriculture Research (RDAR)

For more information, including a full list of funded projects, can be found here.