Dairy discovery could improve dialysis design for kidney failure patients

Researchers with USask Engineering were able to view an industrial milk-filtering #membrane in a way not seen before using our BMIT beamline

Sweet results: Using science to make the best chocolate yet

Structure is key when it comes creating the best quality of chocolate. An ideal internal structure will be smooth and result in glossy, melt-in-your-mouth decadence. However, this sweet bliss is not easy to achieve.

Finding the fertilizer sweet spot

Researchers used the CLS to find a way to increase crop yields while still protecting the environment.

Wax proves key to protecting crops from drought and frost

A team of researchers used the Canadian Light Source to show that cuticular wax—a waxy layer that covers exterior surfaces of plants, much like human skin—provides a barrier against low temperatures and dehydration.

Ground-breaking soil research could help increase crop yields and protect the environment

Researchers have published a study that offers recommendations for improving fertilizer use and increasing crop yields for farmers, building on previous studies they have completed as collaborators at the Canadian Light Source.

Battling bad bugs

University of Guelph scientists fight antibiotic resistance by using our synchrotron to study scab disease in potatoes.

Shining a light on the past

Using the Canadian Light Source, Trinity College Dublin researchers have studied long term phosphorus storage and release in environmental systems, information help guide water quality management.

Hummus for Cows?

The savory dish has gained popularity amongst a new fan base: herds of cows. University of Saskatchewan scientists use synchrotron light to identify the best chickpea crops for cattle feed.

Dust travelled thousands of miles to enrich Hawaiian soils

Researchers used the rich soils of Hawaii to study the critical movement of phosphorous, which can help crops become more successful and maintain the health of our ecosystems.

Protecting chickens from heart disease 

The health and welfare of broiler chickens may improve thanks to University of Saskatchewan researcher Andrew Olkowski and colleagues.

Human waste could help combat global food insecurity

Cornell researchers used the CLS synchrotron to prove it is possible to create nitrogen-rich fertilizer from human waste. The discovery could help increase agriculture yields in developing countries.

Helping to protect California farms from drought

Researchers used the CLS to look at where carbon ends up in soil and are contributing to an effort to mitigate the effects of drought for California farmers.

Helping to grow more food in Africa

Scientists used the CLS synchrotron to help farmers in Nigeria and the Republic of Benin to grow vegetables less expensively and more sustainably.

Helping crops to withstand drought and climate change

The changing climate brings many environmental challenges for the agricultural sector. In order to mitigate risks to crop yields and food security, we need to better understand the impact of environmental stress on plants.

Cycling rice and shrimp farming in Vietnam important for food security

A German-Vietnamese research team has used the CLS to show that cycling rice and shrimp cultivation is a viable, reversible option for rice farmers affected by climate change in Vietnam's coastal Mekong Delta.

Baking the perfect loaf

Scientists from the University of Manitoba (UM) used the CLS to analyze the bubbles in dough and help create healthier bread.

Growing an international community for agricultural synchrotron research

Dr. Chithra Karunakaran's passion for agriculture has taken her around the world and helped her to grow an international agricultural imaging research community from Saskatoon.

Ancient farming practices can improve crop production and offset climate change

After analyses at the CLS, European researchers recommend 2000-year-old farming techniques that can improve modern soil health, produce more crops and absorb greenhouse gases.

Developing more nutritious crops to feed a growing world

Using synchrotron light to analyze new varieties of peas could be faster, more environmentally friendly, and help to nourish underfed populations around the world.

Scientists discover that charcoal traps ammonia pollution

Cornell University scientists have shown that charcoal can mop up large quantities of nitrogen from ammonia air pollution.

Canadian researchers unlock how seaweed is digested

Researchers have used the CLS to study the possibility that seaweed could make its way from the Canadian coast to the diet of Prairie cows.

Research on soil acidity could lead to new wheat varieties

Researchers from the University of Queensland and the CLS have been working to solve the problem of aluminum toxicity in acidic soil.

Cause of wheat resistance to scab discovered

Researchers have identified a disease that can devastate crops, which could lead to stronger plant varieties and higher crop yields for farmers.

Temperature increases affecting crop yields

Researchers used the CLS prove a potential method for producing greater crop yields, healthier plant varieties, and more food for a hungry planet.

Quinoa reveals secrets at the genetic level

A team of researchers from the University of Guelph and the CLS have used a combination of nanoscale imaging techniques to show both chemical and structural information about individual quinoa chromosomes.