Keisha Hollman (Department of Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Science) led a study for her master’s degree looking at new clubroot pathotypes that are emerging in canola fields across the Prairies.
Boyd Mori (Department of Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Science) will be using next-generation DNA sequencing to reduce reliance on insecticides by maintaining beneficial insect populations.
The Canadian Wheat Research Coalition commits $2 million over five years toward a core breeding agreement with the U of A. The investment funds research with the U of A’s wheat breeding program. Researcher Lead Dean Spaner (Department of Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Science) comments.
Research lead Dean Spaner (Department of Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Science) says a five-year agreement with Canadian Wheat Research Coalition will support development of new varieties of earlier-maturing, higher-yielding wheat for Western Canadian growers.
Stephen Strelkov (Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Science) is one of Western Canada’s crop disease specialists who’ve spent the past few months finalizing results from canola field disease surveys executed during the 2020 growing season.
Ed Bork (Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Science) and Bharat Shrestha (Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Science) comment on a U of A study examining how adaptive multi-paddock grazing compared with neighbouring conventional grazing in terms of carbon storage and greenhouse gas fluxes.
I’m doing my Master’s in Plant Agriculture. I knit and garden in my spare time. Sharing my love for agriculture and doing my best to improve the way we look at and make our food.
Entomologist Boyd Mori (Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Science) says an innovative approach using DNA testing could help crop growers reduce reliance on chemical pesticides and conserve beneficial bugs.
Sheau-Fang Hwang (Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Sciences) is interviewed about research she conducted on a particular product’s effect on clubroot in canola. While the results are intriguing, Hwang notes much more research would be needed to confirm effectiveness in the field and …
Sheau-Fang Hwang and Stephen Strelkov (Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Sciences) have a long-term project in which they are looking at how inoculum density affects yield severity, with greenhouse studies and eventually field studies with various cultivars.