Innovation Saskatchewan is responsible for implementing the province’s innovation priorities and helping grow Saskatchewan’s tech sector. Effective April 2022, this includes operation of the Innovation Place technology parks in Saskatoon and Regina.

NRGene and GIFS Help Map Broad Genetic Diversity of Canola Crop

The International Canola Pan-genome Consortium announced the successful mapping of the canola pan-genome in early March 2021. The complete sequencing of the entire set of genes reveals the broad scope of genetic diversity in canola and is key in expanding the crop’s productivity and increasing its range of applications.

The global consortium was established in 2019 to advance the canola agricultural industry by capturing the crop’s broad genetic diversity. It is led jointly by the Government of Canada’s Agriculture & Agri-food Canada (AAFC), the Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) and NRGene and includes key canola industry players Bayer, Corteva Agriscience, Nutrien Ag Solutions and Nuseed.

GIFS and NRGene are two of the newest tenants to Innovation Place in Saskatoon and their expertise within the Ag Tech sector and collaborative approach to research epitomize key pillars of our organization.

Read more about the project at Western Producer.

Read more about NRGene’s cutting edge agricultural technology.

Read more about GIFS’ Omics and Precision Agriculture Laboratory (OPAL) a state-of-the-art facility newly launched at Innovation Place in Saskatoon.

— March 11, 2021