Saskatchewan launches new plant research center

Plant Phenotyping & Imaging Research Centre officially launched with international symposium and demonstration of drone and robot tech.

The University of Saskatchewan marked the official launch of its Plant Phenotyping & Imaging Research Centre (P2IRC) Aug. 29 with an international symposium and demonstration of new drone technology to be used in novel crop development approaches.

The creation of the P2IRC stems from a $37.2 million award over seven years from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund for the “Designing Crops for Global Food Security” research program — one of only five grants the fund awarded

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