Wheat genome blueprint accelerates innovation

Breakthrough research in creating a comprehensive blueprint of the wheat genome will bring disruptive innovation to wheat breeding, predicts University of Saskatchewan crop scienti...

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AgBio crop scientists help crack wheat genome code

A University of Saskatchewan (U of S)-led research team has played a key role in an international discovery that will have an impact on the food security of millions of people arou...

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AgBio Prof receives early achievement award

Animal and Poultry Science Professor Dr. Karen Schwean-Lardner

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U of S student awarded $150,000 US fellowship to advance canary seed research

Food and Bioproduct Sciences PhD student Suneru Perera receives prestigious Research and Professional Development Fellowship from the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research.

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Forage Breeder Receives Innovation Award

Dr. Bill Biligetu awarded 2018 Sask Forage Industry Innovation Award

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AgBio Professor Appointed Fellow in SSSA

Soil Science of America 2018 Award Recipient

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U of S prof receives prominent international animal science award

On June 4, University of Saskatchewan professor H.A. (Bart) Lardner received the Extension Award from the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS).

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#UsaskConvo: Q & A with U of S graduating student Zachary Person

While close to 3,700 students are expected to cross the stage at TCU Place to receive their degrees at Spring Convocation from June 4-7, every U of S graduate has their own unique ...

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U of S Faculty Named to Arctic Groups

Dr. Emily Jenkins and Dr. David Natcher have been chosen to represent Canada on the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC)

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U of S training the next generation of soil scientists

With only hundreds of boarded-up former gas station sites being cleaned up every year, at the current pace it would take centuries to deal with the more than 30,000 contaminated lo...

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College of Agriculture and Bioresources helps Telemiracle reach a new record

Telemiracle 42 earned more than $7 million on March 3 and 4, thanks in part to some contributions from members of the College of Agriculture and Bioresources.

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Twenty-year partnership helping thousands in Ethiopia

Small seeds are powering the goal of feeding tens of thousands in Ethiopia, a country with one of the highest rates of food insecurity in the world.

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Ag prof rescues woman from river

A U of S professor is being lauded for pulling a woman out of the South Saskatchewan River over the weekend.

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Cream of the crop

The U of S Range Team won first place at the Undergraduate Range Management Exam in Sparks, Nev. earlier this week.

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Send out the clones

Tim Sharbel’s groundbreaking research into asexual reproduction would be a global game changer

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Mister Canola wears his crown lightly

Canola came of age in Saskatchewan. In the four decades since its debut, it has become the country’s major oilseed crop, exceeding wheat in acreage and value. One of the much-laude...

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A&W Canada invests in U of S research centre

A&W Canada has made a substantial investment in the Canadian beef industry with a $5-million donation toward the University of Saskatchewan’s Livestock and Forage Centre of Excelle...

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Experimental economics in transportation policy

Shipping Saskatchewan grain to market is no game, but James Nolan is using experiments in the form of computer games to better understand how Canada’s freight system works, and how...

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The path to ending hunger

Food and an end to hunger lie at the heart of agriculture and agricultural research, regardless of geography, crop or culture. In Africa, maize, or corn, is a daily dietary staple,...

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The real deal:

In the battle against climate change, this is the work that truly makes a difference

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Charting their own course

Couple takes daring leap, swaps traditional grain farming for growing "booze and flowers"

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The fruits of success

The temperaments and tastes of the researchers who have shepherded the U of S’s fruit program from its modest beginnings in 1921 have wrought as great an impact as good breeding an...

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More From Less

Why North Battleford is the place to be in the (surprisingly big) world of livestock feed

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Oil and water

People say oil and water don’t mix, but the exact opposite is what Supratim Ghosh in the College of Agriculture and Bioresources is working to prove with technology that holds sign...

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Thinking small

U of S researcher aims to solve a very big problem with some very little 'guys'

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Learning Beyond the Classroom: Ecuadorian Agriculture Field Tour

A small group of University of Saskatchewan agriculture students and their professor set out to explore on a 10-day trip to the equator this past February.

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Student savours summer with cheetahs

There are few things more mesmerizing in life than to see a cheetah take off at a dash, the drops of black dotting its golden fur blurring together as it races before your eyes.

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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

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 ...

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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...

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U of S alumni document history of the Agriculture Building

University of Saskatchewan agriculture alumni Bob McKercher and Ted Turner have written a book about a classic Saskatchewan story of communities coming together to fulfill a dream:...

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Planting the seeds of success

For Andrew Reddekopp, farming is more than a career. It’s a way of life.

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Local Flavour

Life is rarely a straight path, and that can be a good thing.

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Young Marketers Compete in National Competition

A team of students from the University of Saskatchewan advanced to the semifinals of a national marketing competition hosted by the National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) April...

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Divide and conquer

Zoe Gillespie is always looking a few years down the road, and what she sees is the chance to benefit human health through her work in nutrigenomics in the College of Agriculture a...

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Training a new generation of ag experts

In the more than 100 years since the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Agriculture and Bioresources was founded in 1909—then bereft of the latter portion of its title—the col...

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U of S-led project will use biowaste technology to clean up polluted soil

University of Saskatchewan soil researchers have been awarded $750,000 in federal funding to develop a next-generation method of removing spilled petroleum pollutants within the so...

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U of S champion ready for 3MT regionals

For Renbo Xu, one of the greatest challenges she faced in the University of Saskatchewan Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition was distilling three years' worth of research down to...

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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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Students for sustainability

Students in the College of Agriculture and Bioresources are taking action to make the University of Saskatchewan campus and Saskatoon community more sustainable.

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An incredible journey

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

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U of S researchers exploring soil ecosystems, biomedical coating

University of Saskatchewan (U of S) researchers have been awarded close to $1.5 million by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) for collaborative...

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U of S Range Team places second in competition

At the Undergraduate Range Management Exam (URME) in St. George, Utah the U of S Range Team placed second against over 24 universities across North America.

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It really is who you know

Farming isn’t just about tractors and seeds—networking is becoming the driving force in modern agriculture.

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Charting a third way

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

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Dilema in aisle 3

Jill Hobbs is peering into the enigmatic ways of today’s shoppers and how they’re revolutionizing the food business.

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Governments invest in agriculture research

The Crop Development Centre (CDC) in the College of Agriculture and Bioresources is one of many groups receiving a boost from recent joint federal and provincial funding.

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FYRE on the Beamline

Thanks to a collaboration between the College of Agriculture and Bioresources, the Undergraduate Research Initiative, and the Canadian Light Source, professor Colin Laroque offered...

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Networking for the future

For AgBio students Chelsea Gruber, Jacqueline Toews and Michelle Ross, attending the Grow Canada Conference in Ottawa, Ont. December 6-8, 2016 was an enlightening experience.

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Growing the game

Merlis Belsher’s transformative gift of $12.25 million that launched the Home Ice Campaign is an inspiration not only to donors and community leaders, but also to current U of S st...

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Bacteria may hold secret to oil sands remediation

Once thought impossible, plants are thriving on one of the oldest Alberta oil sands sites where barren land is slowly turning into a green space again.

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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, with...

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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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Canada-US program engages students in Arctic climate research

Each year, high school students, teachers, and researchers from Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Maryland travel north to participate in a unique student-led environmental research field...

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New York Times ignored GM crop benefits

Faculty member Stuart Smyth contributes to the critical assessment of the overlooked benefits of GM crops in a New York Times article.

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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 Poult...

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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...

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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

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

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Responsible pet ownership crucial to saving salamander and newt biodiversity

The fate of the world’s richest biodiversity of salamanders and newts is in the hands of pet owners across North America, said Natacha Hogan, an environmental toxicologist speciali...

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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 ...

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Sask Wheat graduate scholarship recipients announced

Saskatoon – The Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission (Sask Wheat) and the University of Saskatchewan's College of Agriculture and Bioresources are proud to announce the first ...

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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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In bloom

Anyone who has been to the U of S knows that it is, indeed, a beautiful place to be.

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Provost's College Award for Outstanding Teaching

Congratulations to James Nolan, recipient of the Provost’s College Award for Outstanding Teaching. The Provost's Awards recognize outstanding teaching in each college, as well the ...

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Introducing the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics

The Department of Bioresource Policy, Business and Economics in the College of Agriculture and Bioresources has changed to a new name to better align with the main focus areas in t...

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Building capacity

As the co-ordinator of Aboriginal programs and outreach in the College of Agriculture and Bioresources, Candice Pete has played a large part in advancing the college’s Aboriginal e...

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Students place second in national agri-marketing competition

The Canadian Agri-Marketing Association (CAMA) Saskatchewan Student Chapter at the University of Saskatchewan placed second in an agri-marketing competition against 29 other agricu...

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New to US

Growing up in Calgary in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains, Katherine Stewart was enamoured with Nature from the start.

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Transforming the Prairies: the third act

Transforming the Prairies: The third act

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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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The billion dollar disappearing act

All eyes were on the railways when ‘grain gridlock’ hit the Prairies, but Richard Gray was following the money

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Dreams do come true

Passion—and a U of S graduate scholarship—allowed Parthiba Balasubramanian to become one of the country’s leading pulse breeders.

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Connected to Mother Earth

A life on the land has given Brady Highway an understanding of resource management you just don’t get from textbooks and field studies.

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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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Students go the distance

With the help of students, the Agros' metal hospital bed once again made its way to Regina from Saskatoon.

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Soil Mysteries

Melissa Arcand works in the frontier beneath our feet, one critical to producing food for everyone on Earth.

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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 partnershi...

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Celebrating Allen Sapp

Renowned Cree artist Allen Sapp died in December 2015, leaving behind a remarkable legacy of paintings. You’ll find Allen Sapps in collections around the world—but one of the large...

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U of S researchers recognized by Agricultural Institute

SASKATOON – University of Saskatchewan (U of S) researchers Jeff Schoenau and Phil Thacker have been honoured by the Agricultural Institute of Canada (AIC), the national organizati...

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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

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 th...

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Student research helps West African farmers

A prairie girl, Alexis Adams spent most of her life in Saskatoon, but she left her heart with impoverished farmers in Mozambique during a 2012 summer trip to Africa.

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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 a...

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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 res...

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U of S Scientist takes centre stage at UN

SASKATOON – On World Soil Day, Dec. 4, renowned University of Saskatchewan (U of S) soil scientist Dan Pennock presented to the United Nations on the state of the world’s soils as ...

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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 scholarships funded in AgBio at U of S

The Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission is contributing $10,000 and $100,000 towards new undergraduate and graduate scholarships.

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U of S unveils New Holland Lane

Today the University of Saskatchewan, along with New Holland Agriculture and Moody's Equipment, unveiled a new road name on the campus farm - New Holland Lane.

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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 Sask...

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Tackling agri-food challenges at the genomic level

With funding now secured, a number of researchers at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) will begin work on large-scale agri-food projects designed to address big challenges at...

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U of S researcher's boar hunt to document invasive species

Ruth Kost is on a boar hunt—spending her summer on the road in a rented truck, sleeping in a tent as she crisscrosses Western Canada from Vancouver Island to the Manitoba-Ontario b...

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Wheat research yields plenty of attention

A research discovery in the College of Agriculture and Bioresources is planting some seeds of truth about wheat and gluten.

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What lies below: Soils are key to life and still very much a mystery-- one Derek Peak is helping to unravel thanks to cutting edge technology

In a field in Niger, a woman carries a pail of fertilizer. She stops beside each millet stem poking out of the dusty soil and, using a bottle cap, sprinkles a bit of its precious c...

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The (really) inside story: Are cattle meant to eat grain? It's a contentious debate and Greg Penner is putting the facts on the table

Naturally raised beef is all the rage these days. After all, cows meandering in pastures make for prettier pictures than those huddled in feedlot pens.

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