Online tool helps canola producers get a leg up on blackleg disease

Yixiao Wang’s (Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Science) research has been used to develop a tool for Western Canadian canola farmers to get a better idea of how a disease common to the plant could affect their bottom line.

Protein variant prevents transmission of chronic wasting disease in white-tailed deer

Discovery by U of A researchers including Debbie McKenzie (Science) and Judd Aiken (Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Science) may reduce spread of the highly contagious and fatal neurological disease.