Pulse Canada, through partner organizations such as the Manitoba Pulse & Soybean Growers, is contributing another $10 million to the research.
Pulse Canada is also recipient of the new government money.
“(This will) help support pulse farmers for the development of new varieties that meet changing market expectations,” said James House, a food and human nutrition professor at the University of Manitoba.
The funding will allow the University of Manitoba to continue collaborating with the University of Saskatchewan on yellow pea research.
House has been examining how genetic, economic and environmental factors influence the pea crops.