• Adapt innovative knowledge to application 
  • Expand our research to address emerging issues in sustainable agriculture, the environment and agro-economic policy 
  • Strengthen and diversify our research and community partnerships 
  • Engage students at all levels in discovery research 




For nearly 50 years, the Crop Development Centre (CDC) has remained dedicated to crop diversification. By developing over 450 varieties of 35 different kinds of crops, we significantly shape Western Canada’s field crop pre-eminence. 

Providing economic benefits to Western Canadian agriculture, the CDC applies science and technology to create superior crop varieties through exemplary public, private and producer partnerships. 

Our researchers develop safe and nutritious crops like pulses, cereals and oilseeds suited for the demands of our growing world and its changing environments. 


Photo: Successful Self-pollination! by Evelyn Osorio, MSc student in Plant Sciences. Grand Prize winner of the 2019 USask Images of Research competition, organized by USask Research Profile and Impact.