University of Saskatchewan, Crop Development Centre

The Crop Development Centre (CDC) is a field crop research organization within the Department of Plant Sciences.  CDC scientists integrate basic research with genetic improvement of spring wheat, durum, canaryseed, barley, oat, flax, field pea, lentil, chickpea, favabean and dry bean.

The CDC was created in 1971, and has been instrumental in the development of some of Canada’s most successful barley varieties (Harrington, CDC Copeland and CDC Meredith). The CDC is recognized nationally and internationally for basic and applied crop research and development and successful field crop breeding.  CDC scientists collaborate with many partners across the public and private sector.