Global Institute for Food Security, U. of Saskatchewan
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The Plant Phenotyping and Imaging Research Centre (P2IRC) was founded in 2015 with $37.2 million awarded to the University of Saskatchewan by the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF). The CFREF helps Canadian universities gain global competitive advantage and implement large-scale, transformational, and forward-thinking institutional strategies. The first phase (2015-19) of the P2IRC research program was comprised of four key themes that generated a range of data-rich technologies, products, and platforms. These efforts are now being leveraged in the second phase (2019-22) of the program to support four flagship research programs that will impact the breeding of large-area row crops essential to global food security, including wheat, canola, and lentils. The status of the P2IRC program and the new flagship projects will be described.