Saskatchewan Flax Development Commission

Research

Research


The Saskatchewan Flax Development Commission allocates producer check-off to research and development for flax. The Saskatchewan Flax Development Commission works with the Flax Council of Canada and Manitoba Flax Growers Association to coordinate and fund research and development for the benefit of flax growers. 

The current priorities for research include: agronomy, variety development and pathology, seed and oil value-added processing, human health, and flax for livestock and pet diets.

The Saskatchewan Flax Development Commission works closely with the Saskatchewan Agriculture – Agriculture Development Fund (ADF) to review flax related research proposals submitted to ADF. In addition to the Flax Council of Canada and Manitoba Flax Growers Association the Saskatchewan Flax Development Commission works with other producer organizations including the Western Grains Research Foundation and SaskCanola, Sask Pulse Growers and others to coordinate research to best use the flax check-off funds. 

For areas of research and development that may not be captured by the ADF program the Saskatchewan Flax Development Commission will invite research proposals for specific priorities.

The Saskatchewan Flax Development Commission policy for administration overhead is a maximum allowable rate of 15% on direct research costs.