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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Genetics

50K Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNP) chip development for genomic-enabling chickpea breeding
Dr. Bunyamin Tar'an - University of Saskatchewan - CDC
  • Chickpeas
  • University of Saskatchewan

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

Genetics

Genetic analysis of flowering genes and their associated effects on agronomic performance and stress tolerance in chickpea
Dr. Bunyamin Tar'an - University of Saskatchewan - CDC
  • Chickpeas
  • University of Saskatchewan

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

Development of metribuzin tolerant chickpea: Proof of concept validation of CRISPR based gene editing tools in chickpea
Dr. Bunyamin Tar'an - University of Saskatchewan - CDC
  • Chickpeas
  • 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

Genetics

A reverse introgression and genomics strategy to develop and characterize chickpea germplasm for yield and climate-resilience traits
Dr. Bunyamin Tar'an - University of Saskatchewan - CDC
  • Chickpeas
  • University of Saskatchewan

Genetics

Toward next generation chickpea breeding: Resequencing diverse chickpea accessions
Dr. Bunyamin Tar'an - University of Saskatchewan - CDC
  • Chickpeas
  • University of Saskatchewan

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

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

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

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

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

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

Agronomy

Intercropping chickpea with flax
William May - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Chickpeas
  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Disease Management

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

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

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

Understanding genome architecture and genome dynamics of elite Canadian chickpea varieties for facilitating molecular breeding
Dr. Bunyamin Tar'an - University of Saskatchewan - CDC
  • Chickpeas
  • University of Saskatchewan

Agronomy

Impact of chickpea/flax intercropping on nitrogen fixation in chickpea and nitrogen transfer to flax
Dr. Fran Walley - University of Saskatchewan - Dept. of Soil Sciences
  • Chickpeas
  • Crop Rotation
  • Soil Health
  • 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

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

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

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

Agronomy

Biological tactics of tackling field pea yield declining in the semiarid southwest
Dr. Yantai Gan - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Chickpeas
  • Peas
  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Crop Rotation
  • Yields

Processing

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

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

Genetics

Expanding the Repertoire of Genes in Chickpea That Provide Protection Against Ascochyta Blight
Dr. Lone Buchwaldt - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Chickpeas
  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Disease Management
  • Variety Development

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

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

Agronomy

Development of improved crop management practices using plant growth regulators to manage secondary crop growth and accelerate the maturity of rain-fed and irrigated kabuli chickpeas
Dr. Manjula Bandara - Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Chickpeas
  • Yields

Agronomy

Investigation of the relationship between fungicides, microbial community, and performance of crops after chickpeas
Dr. Yantai Gan - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Chickpeas
  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Soil Health

Agronomy

Infection studies of Ascochyta rabiei on wild chickpea germplasm
Dr. Sabine Banniza - University of Saskatchewan - CDC
  • Chickpeas
  • Disease Management
  • 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

Enhancing the Nutritional Value of Saskatchewan Pulses Through Improved Levels of Folate and Carotenoids
Dr. Tom Warkentin - University of Saskatchewan - CDC
  • Beans
  • Chickpeas
  • Peas
  • 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

Using pedigree-based genome mapping for QTL identification for seed size, earliness and Ascochyta blight resistance in chickpea
Dr. Bunyamin Tar'an - University of Saskatchewan - CDC
  • Chickpeas
  • University of Saskatchewan

Agronomy

Reducing production risks of chickpeas by optimizing fungicide applications
Dr. Sabine Banniza - University of Saskatchewan - CDC
  • Chickpeas
  • Disease Management
  • 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

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

Agronomy

Interaction of herbicide applications and reaction to Ascochyta blight in chickpea
Dr. Bunyamin Tar'an - University of Saskatchewan - CDC
  • Chickpeas
  • Disease Management
  • University of Saskatchewan

Genetics

Perennial Cicer: Potential for improving Ascochyta rabiei resistance
Dr. Monika Lulsdorf - University of Saskatchewan - CDC
  • Chickpeas
  • University of Saskatchewan

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

Decision Support Parametres for Chickpea Producers in Saskatchewan
Mr. Mark Goodwin - Pulse Canada
  • Chickpeas
  • Disease Management

Genetics

Improving Ascochyta rabiei resistance in chickpea
Dr. Tom Warkentin - University of Saskatchewan - CDC
  • Chickpeas
  • Disease Management
  • University of Saskatchewan

Health

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