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Researchers Lipu Wang and Randy Kutcher have come up with a quick, accurate way to measure DON in cereal crops. (Photo: University of Saskatchewan)

USask researchers develop new test to identify toxins in cereal crops

Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) Crop Development Centre (CDC) have developed a fast and accurate method for identifying and quantifying toxins in fusarium-infected cereal grain, an innovation that could reduce toxins that are harmful to both animals and humans. Fusarium head blight (FHB), a fungal disease affecting kernel development, causes millions of dollars […] Read more


Researchers at the Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence are comparing the economics and outcomes of feeding calves in conventional feedlot pens and in the field

USask livestock and poultry researchers awarded nearly $7 million

Twenty University of Saskatchewan (USask) projects have been awarded nearly $7 million through a joint federal-provincial government funding program to advance cattle, swine, and poultry research. Investment from the province’s Agriculture Development Fund (ADF), supplemented by contributions from industry partners, will help researchers improve health and safety for animals, reduce the environmental impact of livestock […] Read more