We are pleased to announce that we will be the private commercialization arm of a large-scale Genome Canada funded project in soybean entitled “Development and implementation of a toolkit for genomics-assisted breeding in soybean”.
The Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP) funds downstream research and development (R&D) projects that address real world opportunities and challenges identified by industry, government, not-for-profits and other “Receptors” of genomics knowledge and technologies. GAPP projects are collaborations between academic researchers and Receptor organizations, and are co-funded by Genome Canada, Receptors and other stakeholders.
This multi-million-dollar project let by Dr. Belzile at Université Laval is an outstanding collaborate project between Canadian soybean researchers from coast to coast, the Canadian Field Crop Research Alliance (CFCRA), Grain Farmers of Ontario (GFO), and numerous Canadian seed industries (e.g., Prograin, Sollio Agriculture, etc.). This project aims to develop an ultra-low-cost genotyping platform called NanoGBS+ as well as a genomic prediction tool to guide breeders in choosing the most promising crosses to develop high yield, early maturity varieties in less time and at a reduced cost.
Harvest Genomics Inc. is honored to be recognized as the private commercialization arm to bring these new tools in the market and ensure that there is sufficient capacity to meet Canadian soybean growers needs.