Student studies vitamin A-boosted chickpeas

Student studies vitamin A-boosted chickpeas

In developing countries, more than three million children are at high risk for permanent blindness due to severe vitamin A deficiency.

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U of S receives funding for poultry barn lighting research

U of S receives funding for poultry barn lighting research

A Canadian restaurant chain has announced it will support the University of Saskatchewan to expand an important research project examining lighting enhancements and related health and welfare outcomes for broiler chickens.

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Federal funding for livestock and forage centre

Federal funding for livestock and forage centre

A $4.47 million investment by the Government of Canada was announced this morning at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) to support the planned construction of the university’s Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence (LFCE) to be built near Saskatoon.

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Battling nature’s nasty side

Battling nature’s nasty side

Mycotoxins disrupt life itself, and finding how to combat their devilish ways is a passion for Natacha Hogan.

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An incredible journey

An incredible journey

A life-long passion takes animal nutrition researcher to the far edge of inner space.

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Charting a third way

Charting a third way

Forget ideology—tomorrow’s agriculture will be an organic-conventional mash-up.

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Discovering manure's massive potential

Discovering manure's massive potential

When your average person looks at manure, it's possible they will get a little queasy about seeing it as anything more than animal waste. But for soil scientist Jeff Schoenau, within that same substance exists limitless possibilities for both research and practical use.

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The big business of organic food

The big business of organic food

Over the past two decades, Canada's organic food industry has grown from a niche market to big business.

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U of S research boosts omega-3 in eggs with new ingredient for laying hen diets in Canada

U of S research boosts omega-3 in eggs with new ingredient for laying hen diets in Canada

Laying hen producers in Canada can now add camelina meal to their ingredient inventory thanks to efforts by the University of Saskatchewan’s (U of S) Department of Animal and Poultry Science, in collaboration with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry.

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Finding root solutions

Finding root solutions

Leon Kochian, one of the world's most highly cited scientific researchers, has been named the Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Food Systems and Security at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) - a $20-million initiative that will use cutting-edge plant and soil science to help feed a growing world.

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Environmental monitoring begins at Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence

Environmental monitoring begins at Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence

Engineer Terry Fonstad has begun work on an environmental monitoring project with a scope and magnitude unlike anything else in Canada.

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Rooftop roots

Rooftop roots

A rooftop garden project promoting sustainable agricultural practices and urban farming is sprouting on campus this summer.

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U of S research shows how forest-loving moose learn to thrive on farmland

U of S research shows how forest-loving moose learn to thrive on farmland

SASKATOON –While populations of moose have been declining in much of their North American range, research from the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) shows how these icons of the northern boreal forest are finding success by moving south into farmers’ fields.

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Farm-to-fork connection is changing the face of dairy

Farm-to-fork connection is changing the face of dairy

Growing up on a mixed farm outside of Regina, Sask. inspired a passion for agriculture in Janna Moats at an early age.

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Transforming the Prairies: the third act

Transforming the Prairies: the third act

Transforming the Prairies: The third act

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The grass can be greener

The grass can be greener

Breeding better forages is Bruce Coulman’s passion and the veteran U of S scientist knows the vital role they play in healthy ecosystems and feeding the world.

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Unravelling a mystery

Unravelling a mystery

The mystery of life is exactly that—which is why understanding sperm physiology is a passion for Mary Buhr and her research colleagues.

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Funding, feeding, wheat breeding

Funding, feeding, wheat breeding

The Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF) and the University of Saskatchewan Crop Development Centre (CDC) announced today that they have renewed their long standing partnership in wheat breeding. WGRF will invest $5.2 million into the wheat breeding program at the CDC over the next five years.

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Talking turkey

Talking turkey

Karen Schwean-Lardner never thought she would become a poultry researcher. Raised on a pig farm, she was not very fond of chickens.

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U of S researchers help lead wheat genome sequencing breakthrough

U of S researchers help lead wheat genome sequencing breakthrough

SASKATOON – An international consortium of scientists co-led by the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) announced today that it has been able to crack the code for understanding the order of about 90 per cent of the highly complex genome of bread wheat, the most widely grown cereal in the world.

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Research unleashes power of pulse crops

Research unleashes power of pulse crops

2016 has been designated as International Year of Pulses by the United Nations, to heighten awareness about the crops’ benefits in terms of nutrition, sustainable food production and food security. Saskatchewan is a lead player.

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Global Institute for Food Security recruits world leader in crop research

Global Institute for Food Security recruits world leader in crop research

SASKATOON – The Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) has recruited Tim Sharbel as its first research leader, an internationally renowned plant scientist from Germany whose research into a cost-effective way to produce seeds without pollination could improve agriculture and help combat global hunger.

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U of S names new feed research chair

The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) has appointed a new research chair in feed processing technology to create new opportunities for the agri-food sector.

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New livestock and forage centre to focus on all aspects of cattle production

New livestock and forage centre to focus on all aspects of cattle production

A new $25 million Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence has just received the green light, thanks to funding from the Canadian and Saskatchewan governments, as well as the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association and the University of Saskatchewan (U of S).

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