Research Project Listings

For a list of research that has been undertaken by and for Saskatchewan Pulse Growers in the past, please see the listings below. 

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Agronomy

Enhancing the long-term sustainability of pulse cultivation using system approaches
Dr. Yantai Gan - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Lentils
  • Peas
  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Root Rots
  • Soil Health
  • Sustainability

Agronomy

Lentil input study
Jessica Weber - Western Applied Research Corporation
  • Lentils
  • Yields

Genetics

Pulse Crop Regional Trials in Saskatchewan
Dr. Tom Warkentin - University of Saskatchewan - CDC
  • Beans
  • Chickpeas
  • Faba Beans
  • Lentils
  • Peas
  • University of Saskatchewan
  • Variety Development

Processing

Development of novel healthier plant-based shortening alternative without the presence of saturated and trans fats
Dr. Supratim Ghosh - University of Saskatchewan - Dept. of Food and Bioproduct Sciences
  • Beans
  • Chickpeas
  • Lentils
  • Peas
  • University of Saskatchewan

Genetics

Towards Generating Multiple-Fungal Disease Resistance in Lentil
Dr. Sabine Banniza - University of Saskatchewan - CDC
  • Lentils
  • Disease Management
  • University of Saskatchewan

Genetics

Application of Genomics to Innovation in the Lentil Economy (AGILE)
Dr. Kirstin Bett; Dr. Doug Cook - University of Saskatchewan - Dept. of Plant Sciences; University of California Davis
  • Lentils
  • University of Saskatchewan

Processing

Modification of a commercial lentil, pea and faba bean protein isolate production process for improved flavour profiles
Dr. Michael Nickerson - University of Saskatchewan - Food and Bioproduct Sciences
  • Faba Beans
  • Lentils
  • Peas
  • University of Saskatchewan
  • Value-Added

Processing

Entrapment of heart healthy oils using lentil protein isolates by spray drying
Dr. Michael Nickerson - University of Saskatchewan - Food and Bioproduct Sciences
  • Faba Beans
  • Lentils
  • Peas
  • University of Saskatchewan
  • Value-Added

Health

Mitigating arsenic related health problems in Bangladeshi populations by introducing high-selenium lentils into the everyday diet
Dr. Judit Smits - University of Calgary - Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
  • Lentils
  • University of Saskatchewan

Processing

Growing the market for pulse flours: Creating innovative bakery products and a pulse database for the food industry
Lindsay Bourré; Elaine Sopiwnyk; Adam Dyck; Linda Malcolmson - Canadian International Grains Institute (CIGI); Warburtons Foods Ltd.
  • Chickpeas
  • Lentils
  • Peas

Agronomy

Organic Science Cluster II - Integrating weed control for organic pea and lentil production
Dr. Steven Shirtliffe - University of Saskatchewan - Dept. of Plant Sciences
  • Lentils
  • Peas
  • Pulse Science Cluster
  • University of Saskatchewan
  • Weed Management

Genetics

Integration of Aphanomyces Resistance Screening Into Rapid Generation Technology of Lentil and Pea
Dr. Sabine Banniza - University of Saskatchewan - CDC
  • Lentils
  • Peas
  • Disease Management
  • Root Rots
  • University of Saskatchewan

Processing

Enhancing quality and value of meat ingredients for further processing
Dr. Phyllis Shand - University of Saskatchewan - Department of Food and Bioproduct Sciences
  • Lentils
  • University of Saskatchewan
  • Value-Added

Processing

Value-Added Applications of Pulse Proteins for Human Foods
Dr. Lingyun Chen - University of Alberta
  • Chickpeas
  • Lentils
  • Peas
  • Value-Added

Processing

Development of Innovative High Value Pulse Based Food Products with Enhanced Functional and Nutraceutical Properties for Potential Utilization
Dr. Hemalatha Ganapathyswamy - Tamil Nadu Agricultural University
  • Chickpeas
  • Lentils
  • Peas

Agronomy

Frequency and sequence of annual pulses in cropping systems. Phase II
Dr. Yantai Gan - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Chickpeas
  • Lentils
  • Peas
  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Crop Rotation
  • Pulse Science Cluster
  • Sustainability

Genetics

Control of Flowering Time in Cultivated Lentil
Dr. Kirstin Bett - University of Saskatchewan - Dept. of Plant Sciences
  • Lentils
  • University of Saskatchewan

Health

Determining the Link Between Pulse Foods, Gut Health, and Chronic Disease
Dr. Krista Power - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Beans
  • Chickpeas
  • Lentils
  • Peas
  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Pulse Science Cluster

Health

Blood Glucose Attenuation and Satiety Levels in Humans Following Consumption of Whole Lentil and Yellow Pea and Their Food Products, Effect of Processing and Starch Fractions
Dr. Dan Ramdath - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Lentils
  • Peas
  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Pulse Science Cluster

Processing

The Effect of Variety and Processing on the Protein Quality of Canadian Pulses
Dr. James House - University of Manitoba
  • Beans
  • Chickpeas
  • Lentils
  • Peas
  • Pulse Science Cluster

Processing

Characterization of Structure, Physicochemical, and Physiological Properties of Starch from Canadian Grown Pulse Crops to Develop Novel Functional Food Ingredients and Functional Foods for Human Health Benefits
Dr. Qiang Liu - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Beans
  • Chickpeas
  • Lentils
  • Peas
  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Pulse Science Cluster

Processing

Utilization of Yellow Pea, Lentil, and Faba Bean Fibre and Starch for Meat Product Applications
Dr. Phyllis Shand - University of Saskatchewan
  • Faba Beans
  • Lentils
  • Peas
  • Pulse Science Cluster
  • University of Saskatchewan

Processing

Development of high value added pellet products based on combination of pea/lentil screenings, lignosulfonate and calcium chemical compounds (additive) as well as canola meal to maximize extra benefit for pulse producers and processing industry
Dr. Peiqiang Yu - University of Saskatchewan - College of Agriculture and Bioresources
  • Lentils
  • Peas
  • University of Saskatchewan

Processing

Characterization of Quality, Bioactive, and Anti-Nutritional Compounds of Pulses Prepared With Various Cooking Conditions and Grown in Different Environments in Saskatchewan
Dr. Elsayed Abdelaal - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - Guelph Food Research Centre
  • Beans
  • Lentils
  • Peas
  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Health

Acute human feeding trials to define the minimum effective dose for reduction of post prandial blood glucose by two common market varieties of Canadian lentil
Dr. Dan Ramdath - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - Guelph Food Research Centre
  • Lentils
  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Health

Evaluation of protein digestibility and glycemic response of pulse-based products using an in vitro platform technology
Dr. Nancy Ames - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Beans
  • Chickpeas
  • Lentils
  • Peas
  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Pulse Science Cluster

Agronomy

Nutrient content and release from soybean residues in comparison to other pulse crops in Saskatchewan
Dr. Jeff Schoenau - University of Saskatchewan - Dept. of Soil Sciences
  • Lentils
  • Peas
  • Soybeans
  • Crop Rotation
  • Soil Health
  • Sustainability
  • University of Saskatchewan

Genetics

Integrating genetic and genomic resources for lentil improvement
Dr. Kirstin Bett - University of Saskatchewan - Dept. of Plant Sciences
  • Lentils
  • Disease Management
  • University of Saskatchewan

Genetics

Virus Induced Gene Silencing (VIGS) to test gene function in pulse crops
Dr. Christopher Todd - University of Saskatchewan - Dept. of Biology
  • Beans
  • Chickpeas
  • Lentils
  • Peas
  • University of Saskatchewan

Health

Evidence to Substantiate Function Health Claims for Pulse Flours and Fractions in Food Matrices
Dr. Peter Jones - Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals
  • Beans
  • Chickpeas
  • Lentils
  • Peas

Processing

The utilization of pulses in the manufacture of crumb used as a binder in a model meat system
Michelle Sigvaldson - Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Chickpeas
  • Lentils
  • Peas
  • Value-Added

Processing

Characterization of Phytochemicals and Dietary Fibres in Pulse Processing By-Products for Value-Added Functional Food Products
Dr. Rong Cao - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - Guelph Food Research Centre
  • Lentils
  • Peas
  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Value-Added

Agronomy

Effect of Seeding Rate and Seed Size on Lentil Diseases, Weeds, Yields, and Profitability
Dr. Steven Shirtliffe - University of Saskatchewan - Dept. of Soil Sciences
  • Lentils
  • Disease Management
  • Pulse Science Cluster
  • Seeding
  • University of Saskatchewan

Agronomy

Direct Assessment of the Release of Fixed Nitrogen in the Rhizosphere of Peas, Lentils, Chickpeas, and Faba Beans
Dr. Richard Farrell - University of Saskatchewan - Dept. of Soil Sciences
  • Chickpeas
  • Faba Beans
  • Lentils
  • Peas
  • Crop Rotation
  • Soil Health
  • Sustainability
  • University of Saskatchewan

Genetics

Developing rapid generation technology involving wild lentil crosses in order to produce Aphanomyces-resistant lentil varieties – proof of concept
Dr. Sabine Banniza - University of Saskatchewan - CDC
  • Lentils
  • Disease Management
  • Root Rots
  • University of Saskatchewan

Processing

A Quantitative Assessment of the Anti-Nutritional Properties of Canadian Pulses
Dr. Michael Nickerson - University of Saskatchewan
  • Beans
  • Chickpeas
  • Lentils
  • Peas
  • Pulse Science Cluster
  • University of Saskatchewan

Agronomy

Yield loss study of Stemphylium blight on lentil
Dr. Sabine Banniza - University of Saskatchewan - CDC
  • Lentils
  • Disease Management
  • University of Saskatchewan

Agronomy

Moving forward to sustainable development of the Saskatchewan pulse industry
Dr. Yantai Gan, Dr. Jeff Stewart - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Chickpeas
  • Lentils
  • Peas
  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Crop Rotation
  • Soil Health
  • Sustainability
  • Variety Development

Agronomy

Fertilization of lentils with zinc on Saskatchewan soils to increase yield, grain zinc content and marketability
Dr. Jeff Schoenau - University of Saskatchewan - Dept. of Soil Sciences
  • Lentils
  • Soil Health
  • University of Saskatchewan

Agronomy

Development of a highly reliable biofertilizer for pulse-based rotations
Dr. Chantal Hamel - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Chickpeas
  • Lentils
  • Peas
  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Sustainability
  • Yields

Genetics

Lentil Genome Sequencing (LenGen): Establishing a comprehensive platform for molecular breeding
Dr. Kirstin Bett; Dr. Doug Cook - University of Saskatchewan - Dept. of Plant Sciences; University of California Davis
  • Lentils
  • University of Saskatchewan

Agronomy

Secondary effects of strobilurin fungicides on pulse crops in Saskatchewan
Dr. Sabine Banniza - University of Saskatchewan - CDC
  • Lentils
  • Disease Management
  • University of Saskatchewan

Health

Omnivores Versus Carnivores: Can higher levels of pulse starch be tolerated in a wider range of species than corn?
Dr. Lynn Weber - University of Saskatchewan - Veterinary Biomedical Sciences
  • Faba Beans
  • Lentils
  • Peas
  • University of Saskatchewan

Health

Effect of pulses on glycemic control and cardiovascular disease risk factors in Type 2 Diabetes: A low glycemic index study – Additional analysis
Dr. David Jenkins - University of Toronto - Dept. of Nutritional Sciences
  • Beans
  • Chickpeas
  • Lentils
  • Peas

Health

Effect of a Pulse-Based Diet on the Health of Women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: Phase II investigation
Dr. Gordon Zello - University of Saskatchewan
  • Beans
  • Chickpeas
  • Lentils
  • Peas
  • Pulse Science Cluster
  • University of Saskatchewan

Health

The Effects of Lentil Fractions on Short-Term Blood Glucose, Insulin, Food Intake, and Appetite
Dr. Harvey Anderson - University of Toronto
  • Lentils
  • Pulse Science Cluster

Health

Starting Young: Incorporating local pulses in the menus of Saskatchewan childcare centres
Dr. Carol Henry - University of Saskatchewan - College of Pharmacy and Nutrition
  • Beans
  • Chickpeas
  • Lentils
  • Peas
  • University of Saskatchewan

Genetics

Saskatchewan Pulse Crop Regional Variety Trials
Dr. Tom Warkentin - University of Saskatchewan - CDC
  • Chickpeas
  • Faba Beans
  • Lentils
  • Peas
  • University of Saskatchewan

Genetics

Integration of rapid generation technology in pulse crop breeding
Dr. Tom Warkentin - University of Saskatchewan - CDC
  • Lentils
  • Peas
  • University of Saskatchewan

Health

Can arsenic toxicity in mammals be reduced by feeding Saskatchewan grown Lentils?
Dr. Judit Smits - University of Calgary - Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
  • Lentils

Processing

Enhancing world markets for Saskatchewan pulses through secondary processing and value added research
Peter Frohlich - Canadian International Grains Institute (CIGI)
  • Beans
  • Chickpeas
  • Faba Beans
  • Lentils
  • Peas
  • Value-Added

Health

Health and performance benefits of a pulse-based diet for soccer players during regular season play
Dr. Philip Chilibeck - University of Saskatchewan - College of Kinesiology
  • Beans
  • Chickpeas
  • Lentils
  • Peas
  • University of Saskatchewan

Genetics

Pulse Crop Advancement Agreement
Various - University of Saskatchewan - CDC
  • Chickpeas
  • Faba Beans
  • Lentils
  • Peas
  • University of Saskatchewan
  • Variety Development

Processing

Characterization, Modification, and Commercialization of Lentil Bran as a Food Ingredient
Dr. Mehmet Tulbek - Alliance Grain Traders
  • Lentils
  • Value-Added

Processing

Thermal Pretreatment of Pulses for Innovative Ingredients and Consumer-Ready Meat Products II: Going global
Dr. Phyllis Shand - University of Saskatchewan
  • Lentils
  • Pulse Science Cluster

Agronomy

Integrating cultural, chemical, and mechanical weed management for controlling herbicide resistant broadleaf weeds in lentil
Dr. Steven Shirtliffe - University of Saskatchewan - Dept. of Plant Sciences
  • Lentils
  • Herbicide Resistance
  • Seeding
  • University of Saskatchewan
  • Weed Management

Agronomy

Cropping sequence effects on N fixation and C and N inputs of pea, lentil, and chickpea
Dr. Diane Knight - University of Saskatchewan - Dept. of Soil Sciences
  • Chickpeas
  • Lentils
  • Peas
  • Crop Rotation
  • Soil Health
  • Sustainability
  • University of Saskatchewan

Processing

Pulse flour milling and utilization in food products
Heather Maskus - Canadian International Grains Institute (CIGI)
  • Beans
  • Chickpeas
  • Faba Beans
  • Lentils
  • Peas
  • Value-Added

Health

Human iron absorption from lentil
Dr. Diane DellaValle - USDA-ARS, Robert W Holley Centre for Agriculture and Health, Cornell University
  • Lentils

Genetics

Understanding and Improving Lentil and Chickpea Seed Quality – Reduction of raffinose family oligosaccharides
Dr. Ravindra Chibbar - University of Saskatchewan - Dept. of Plant Sciences
  • Chickpeas
  • Lentils
  • University of Saskatchewan

Health

Lentils as a functional food to improve glucose tolerance and decrease cardiovascular disease risk in hypercholesterolemia overweight individuals
Dr. Carla Taylor - St. Boniface Hospital Research Centre
  • Lentils

Genetics

Implementation of Markers for Pulses (IMAP)
Dr. Bunyamin Tar'an - University of Saskatchewan - CDC, National Research Council of Canada - PBI
  • Chickpeas
  • Lentils
  • Peas
  • University of Saskatchewan

Genetics

Iron Biofortification of Lentils: Defining current production of high Fe lentils and development of enhanced nutritional quality
Dr. Raymond Glahn - USDA-ARS, Robert Holley Center for Agriculture and Health
  • Lentils

Genetics

Determination of the endogenous auxin 4-chloro-indoleacetic acid content in lentil and other legume species
Dr. Bert Vandenberg - University of Saskatchewan - CDC
  • Faba Beans
  • Lentils
  • Peas
  • University of Saskatchewan

Genetics

Exploring Options for Technology-Driven Value-Enhanced Lentil Supply Chains
Dr. Richard Gray - University of Saskatchewan - Dept. of Bioresource Policy, Business and Economics
  • Lentils
  • University of Saskatchewan

Health

Supporting caregivers to increase pulse crop consumption among rural early years children: An intervention study
Dr. Anne Leis - University of Saskatchewan - Dept. of Community Health and Epidemiology
  • Beans
  • Chickpeas
  • Lentils
  • Peas
  • University of Saskatchewan

Genetics

Breeding for Enhanced Nitrogen Fixation in Cereal – Legume Cropping Systems in Saskatchewan
Dr. Bert Vandenberg - University of Saskatchewan - CDC
  • Lentils
  • Peas
  • Crop Rotation
  • University of Saskatchewan

Agronomy

Combinations of sulfentrazone and saflufenacil for an improved spectrum of broadleaf weed control in chickpea
Eric Johnson - Western Applied Research Corporation
  • Lentils
  • Herbicide Resistance
  • Weed Management

Agronomy

Research and development of Canadian Metarhizium as biological agent for control of grasshoppers in pulse crops
Dr. Dan Johnson - University of Lethbridge - Dept. of Geography
  • Lentils
  • Crop Rotation
  • Pest Management

Genetics

Taming the technology: Application of sequence data in the lentil breeding program
Dr. Kirstin Bett - University of Saskatchewan - Dept. of Plant Sciences
  • Lentils
  • University of Saskatchewan

Genetics

Developing Sulfentrazone Tolerance in Lentil
Dr. Bert Vandenberg - University of Saskatchewan - CDC
  • Lentils
  • Herbicide Resistance
  • University of Saskatchewan

Genetics

Shortening generation time for faster commercialization of new pulse crop varieties
Dr. Bert Vandenberg - University of Saskatchewan - CDC
  • Beans
  • Chickpeas
  • Faba Beans
  • Lentils
  • Peas
  • University of Saskatchewan

Genetics

Double-haploid lentils: High speed global genetic delivery system
Dr. Bert Vandenberg - University of Saskatchewan - CDC
  • Lentils
  • University of Saskatchewan

Genetics

Exploiting the genetic resources generated through the NSERC-CRD project to develop breeding tools for anthracnose resistance screening in lentil
Dr. Sabine Banniza - University of Saskatchewan - CDC
  • Lentils
  • University of Saskatchewan

Health

Effect of pulses on Glycemic control and cardiovascular risk factors in Type 2 Diabetes: A dose response study
Dr. David Jenkins - University of Toronto - Dept. of Nutritional Sciences
  • Beans
  • Chickpeas
  • Lentils
  • Peas

Genetics

Pathogenic, genetic and molecular characterization and differentiation of races in Colletotrichum truncatum from lentil
Dr. Sabine Banniza - University of Saskatchewan - CDC
  • Lentils
  • Disease Management
  • Sustainability
  • University of Saskatchewan

Genetics

Chickpea regeneration: Development of rescue media using hormone profiling analysis of anthers and young ovules
Dr. Suzanne Abrams - National Research Council - Plant Biotechnology Institute
  • Chickpeas
  • Lentils
  • Peas

Health

Low glycemic index breads from beans
Dr. David Jenkins - University of Toronto - Dept. of Nutritional Sciences
  • Beans
  • Chickpeas
  • Lentils
  • Peas

Health

Effectiveness of pulse-based foods combined with exercise for improving components of the metabolic syndrome
Dr. Philip Chilibeck - University of Saskatchewan - College of Kinesiology
  • Beans
  • Chickpeas
  • Lentils
  • Peas

Health

Nutritional impact of Saskatchewan grown lentil feeding on a sample of healthy and clinical children populations in Sri Lanka
Dr. Bert Vandenberg - University of Saskatchewan - CDC
  • Lentils

Genetics

Genetic improvement of bioavailable selenium content in lentil seeds
Dr. Bert Vandenberg - University of Saskatchewan - CDC
  • Lentils
  • University of Saskatchewan

Health

Pulse consumption in Canada: Analysis of pulses in the Canadian community health survey
Dr. Harold Aukema - University of Manitoba - Dept. of Human Nutritional Sciences
  • Beans
  • Chickpeas
  • Lentils
  • Peas

Health

Knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviors of women, infants & children (WIC) recipients regarding pulses
Dr. Wendy Dahl - University of Florida - Dept. of Food Science and Human Nutrition
  • Beans
  • Chickpeas
  • Lentils
  • Peas

Health

Diet approaches to increase lentil consumption in youth (DAILY): Knowledge, beliefs and barriers affecting pulse consumption
Dr. Gordon Zello - University of Saskatchewan - Dept. of Pharmacy and Nutrition
  • Lentils

Agronomy

Reducing the Use of Organophosphate Insecticides for Grasshopper Control in Lentils
Mr. Mark Goodwin - Pulse Canada
  • Lentils
  • Pest Management

Agronomy

Soil carbon and nitrogen balance under lentil
Dr. Reynald Lemke - University of Saskatchewan - Dept. of Soil Science
  • Lentils
  • Soil Health
  • Sustainability
  • University of Saskatchewan

Processing

Exploitation of green lentil as a substitute for Indian pulses
Dr. G. Pushpa - Post Harvest Technology Centre, Agricultural Engineering College & Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University
  • Lentils

Health

Assessment of Angiotensin I Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitory properties of pulse protein hydrolysates
Dr. Joyce Boye - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Beans
  • Chickpeas
  • Lentils
  • Peas
  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Health

Supporting healthy development in the early years: Perceptions of rural caregivers around the promotion of physical activity and pulse crop consumption
Louise Humbert - University of Saskatchewan - College of Kinesiology
  • Beans
  • Chickpeas
  • Lentils
  • Peas

Agronomy

Best Management Practices to Improve the Quality Attributes of Red Lentils
Dr. Yantai Gan - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Lentils
  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Seeding

Health

Development of low glycemic index breads from pulses
Dr. David Jenkins - University of Toronto - Dept. of Nutritional Sciences
  • Chickpeas
  • Lentils
  • Peas
  • Value-Added

Processing

Integrated approach for post-harvest quality of red lentil
Dr. Stefan Cenkowski - University of Manitoba - Dept. of Biosystems Engineering
  • Lentils

Health

Micronutrient profiling of Saskatchewan pulses to determine potential biofortification strategies
Dr. Bert Vandenberg - University of Saskatchewan - CDC
  • Lentils

Health

Lentils as an endurance and performance food in tournament sports
Dr. Philip Chilibeck - University of Saskatchewan - College of Kinesiology
  • Lentils

Agronomy

In search of improved broad-leaved weed control in lentil – Concept study
Rick Holm - University of Saskatchewan - Dept. of Plant Sciences
  • Lentils
  • Herbicide Resistance
  • University of Saskatchewan

Genetics

On-farm pulse crop germplasm evaluation
Dr. Tom Warkentin - University of Saskatchewan - CDC
  • Beans
  • Lentils
  • Peas
  • University of Saskatchewan
  • Variety Development