Albert Vandenberg

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Recent Research Projects

NSERC - SPG Industrial Research Chair in Genetic Improvement of Lentil

2014/15-2018/19 • $2,785,689 • PI
The NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Genetic Improvement in Lentil is a long-term commitment to genetic research for lentil, an important crop in Canada for both economic and agronomic reasons. Canada has become the world's largest exporter of lentil, with Saskatchewan producing 95% of...

Towards generating multiple-fungal resistance in lentil

2014/15-2017/18 • $403,665 • PI,CO
Lentil (Lens culinaris Medik.) is the second most important pulse crop after pea grown on the Canadian Prairies, and Canada is the world's largest lentil exporter. Competitiveness of Canadian lentil in the world market is highly dependent on maintaining high seed quality and yields whilst...

Genetic Improvement of Lentil

2010/11-2014/15 • $1,958,318 • PI
The NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Genetic Improvement in Lentil is a long-term commitment to genetic research for lentil, an important crop in Canada for both economic and agronomic reasons. Canada has become the world's largest exporter of lentil, with Saskatchewan producing 95% of...

Improving Zn bioavailability in lentil through fertilization

2012/13-2013/14 • $40,018 • PI,CO
Canada is the largest producer and exporter of lentil (Lens culinaris) in the world, and Saskatchewan is the leading lentil producing province. A large market for Canadian lentil exports exists in developing countries where zinc (Zn) deficiencies are a leading cause of human health problems due...

Can arsenic toxicity in mammals be reduced by feeding Saskatchewan grown lentil?

2010/11-2012/13 • $136,337 • PI,CO
Chronic arsenic toxicity (arsenicosis) is a major human health problem in extensive areas of the world, including Bangladesh and the Gangetic plains of South Asia. There is considerable epidemiological evidence that arsenicosis is exacerbated by deficiencies of selenium (Se) and folate in human...

Pathogenic, genetic and molecular characterization and differentiation of races in Colletotrichum truncatum from lentil

2010/11 • $38,512 • PI,CO
Anthracnose caused by the fungal pathogen Colletotrichum truncatum is a major disease of lentil in the Canadian Prairies, control of which is costing lentil producers a significant amount of money through fungicide applications, yield loss and downgrading of seed due to poor quality. Use of...

Patents

LENTIL PLANTS HAVING INCREASED RESISTANCE TO IMIDAZOLINONE HERBICIDES

The present invention is directed to lentil plants having increased resistan ce to an imidazolinone herbicide. One such plant described herein is the RH44 lentil variety. The present invention also includes seeds produced by these lentil plants and methods of controlling weeds in the vicinity of these lent il plants.
Related applications: WO2002CA00698, CA20022447445