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U of S researchers lead international lentil genome sequencing effort

University of Saskatchewan (U of S) researchers have released a draft lentil genome assembly that will help develop new understanding and commercial applications of this ancient crop.¬¬ >> Read full article

Conditional registrations for pesticides discontinued

Health Canada intends to stop granting new conditional registrations of pesticides as of June 1, 2016. >> Read full article

Wheat class modernization plan moves ahead

The Canadian Grain Commission’s plan for modernizing Canada’s wheat class system will move ahead with the implementation of two new classes and the elimination of three other classes in 2016, as well as variety designation changes in 2018. >> Read full article

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Tapping into tepary

With all the climate vagaries we’re going through globally, people are very interested in tepary as a crop and as a source of genes for [crossing] into the more popular common bean crop. So says Kirstin Bett, a professor of plant breeding and genetics at the University of Saskatchewan’s (U of S) department of plant sciences. Bett leads the Crop Development Centre’s breeding program for dry beans, which are a type of common bean. The program’s current activities include work to transfer cold- and drought-tolerant genes from tepary bean into dry beans. >> Learn More…

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