USask, UAlberta receive industry funding for agricultural sustainability projects

The University of Saskatchewan and University of Alberta are launching new research initiatives focused on agricultural sustainability, thanks to funding from industry partners. USask has established a new Pollinator Health Research Chair at its Western College of Veterinary Medicine. The chair is supported through a five-year, $750K funding commitment from the Saskatchewan Beekeepers Development Commission, BASF, SaskCanola, British Columbia Blueberry Council, and Manitoba Canola Growers. Dr Sarah Wood, who will hold the new chair, will provide veterinary research on wild bee species enhance agricultural sustainability. UAlberta has launched a five-year, $1.25M research project tackling clubroot, a disease that damages canola plants. The project is funded by BASF, which will use any developed clubroot-resistant genes for their clients. USask| UAlberta Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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