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$8.5M funding to help boost wheat crops

Posted by Eric Anderson Jul 22, 2015

 

A U of S crop scientist expects $8.5 million in genomics research funding will help prairie farmers grow better, more efficient wheat crops.

Curtis Pozniak, who grew up near Rama in east-central Saskatchewan, will spend the next four years researching genomic tools to support wheat breeding after winning a national large-scale applied research project competition, Genomics and Feeding the Future.

Pozniak and the National Research Council’s Andrew Sharpe designed one of three U of S-based projects to receive funding from the competition, which is designed to address the increased demand for food caused by climate change and a growing global population.


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