Saskatchewan's Strategic Field Program will receive more than $484 thousand dollars in Federal/Provincial funding for  2022.

Agriculture Minister David Marit says the money is coming through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership program.

The funding will take the research from a controlled environment to infield demonstrations to see how it really performs.

In 2022, six projects will benefit from the funding with research being conducted by University of Regina, University of Saskatchewan, South East Research Farm, Judd Street Associates-Crops Consulting Services, Spencer Horticultural Solutions and the Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association.

 

The University of Regina will receive $90,418 for their work with dugout aeration for greenhouse gas emission reductions and improved water quality.

The University of Saskatchewan receives $158,660 for the development of an Agronomic Guide, a Return on Investment Model, and Propagation Protocols for Hazelnut grown under Irrigation in Saskatchewan.

The South East Research Farm (SERF) will receive $50,800 towards demonstrating the efficacy of control products for Lygus species in flax.

Judd Street Associates - Crops Consulting Services will receive $15,000 Impact of broflanilide-based seed treatments applied to cereal crops on wireworm populations.

Spencer Horticultural Solutions receives $121,900 for the evaluation of Cutting and Burning Protocols for Rejuvenation of Overgrown Saskatoon Berry Orchards.

Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association will receive $48,000 to evaluate the Use of Electronic Virtual Fencing on Forested Pasture.

Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association President Kelcy Elford says they appreciate the governments' continued investment in research to advance innovation and profitability in the agriculture sector,

"Work of this nature keeps our industry competitive and established as a model for best practices in agriculture."

The Strategic Field Program is in conjunction with the government's priority around research and its role in helping to hit the province's 2030 growth targets.

Marit notes that for 2022-2023 Saskatchewan is investing just under $34 million in agricultural research. 

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