Crop Development Centre
Room 4D36 Agriculture Building, University of Saskatchewan
51 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, SK, S7N 5A8
The Crop Development Centre (CDC) was established in 1971 with a mandate to improve economic returns for farmers and the agriculture industry of western Canada by improving existing crops, creating new uses for traditional crops, and developing new crops. We are a field crop research organization within the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Saskatchewan.
Focusing on plant breeding and pathology, CDC scientists deploy the latest scientific advances to improve the agronomic and end-use performances of spring wheat, durum, canaryseed, barley, oat, flax, field pea, lentil, chickpea, dry bean, fababean and soybean. Since our inception, we have released over 500 commercial varieties in over 40 different crop types, a remarkable achievement in 50 years from a dedicated group of men and women with a strong commitment to the CDC mandate! The CDC is intimately linked to the successful diversification of crop production in Saskatchewan, and it is a recognized name on Saskatchewan farms.