New clubroot strains show genetic resistance isn’t enough to protect canola, say researchers

Researcher Keisha Hollman (Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Science) says the emergence of nine new strains points up the importance of broader strategies to protect crops in Western Canada.

Alberta sees ‘historically low’ 2020 wildfire season; experts look at weather, pandemic as factors

Mike Flannigan (Renewable Resources) is interviewed about the reasons behind the quietest wildfire seasons in recent years in Alberta. “In terms of area burned, it’s one of the quietest years on record,” said Flannigan.

Participatory Plant Breeding Plots At University Of Alberta (Gallery)

For the third year in a row, the University of Alberta Research Farm is growing wheat varieties bred by farmers from the Participatory Plant Breeding program (Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Sciences).

New framework identifies climate change “refugia” in boreal forest

A major research project from the University of Alberta outlines pockets of Canada’s boreal forest that may give wildlife more time and space to adjust to a changing climate. Diana Stralberg and Fiona Schmiegelow (Renewable Resources) co-author this piece.

Press Release: Trouw Nutrition announces strategic partnership with University of Alberta to spark animal nutrition innovation

We are pleased to announce a new strategic partnership between University of Alberta (UoA), one of Canada’s top teaching and research universities, and Trouw Nutrition, global leader in animal feeding solutions and services. Trouw Nutrition will work collaboratively with scientists of the Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences (ALES), to enable the acceleration of key research and development activities using University of Alberta facilities. ALES is recognized for its strength in nutrition research across animals and humans.

‘Zombie fires’ are erupting in Alaska and likely Siberia, signaling severe Arctic fire season may lie ahead

Mike Flannigan (Renewable Resources) says zombie fires are not unheard of, citing the destructive Fort McMurray fire in Alberta that burned for more than a year during 2016 and 2017.