Federal government to fund R&D in disease resistance
Saskatoon, Sask. – The federal government is investing $4.2 million in support of Canadian canola producers.
The investment will go to SaskCanola, and will contribute to research into disease prevention and resistance in canola, particularly looking at blackleg and sclerotinia disease resistance.
SaskCanola works to enhance the competitiveness and profitability of canola producers through R&D, market development, and communications. According to Joan Heath, chair of SaskCanola, “This funding will augment existing research investments to advance the sustainable production and profitability of the Canadian canola industry.”
The funding comes through the AgriInnovation Program, a five-year, $698-million initiative under the Growing Forward 2 policy framework.