Using DNA analysis to make more resilient crops

Published: May 08, 2024

Did you know that Nutrien has a Genotyping lab? It’s located in our Canola breeding facility in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Employees like Li Tan, Lead, Molecular Biology, work in the lab to analyze DNA for specific genes within plants.

“We’re introducing robust traits into our crops,” Li explains. “With global warming, the environment is constantly changing. So, introducing these traits allows the plant to withstand the stresses of the future.”

Li was featured in a career profile by one of four community investment partners, Let’s Talk Science. Watch the video below to learn more about what Li does at Nutrien to feed the future.