‘Armchair rancher’ app could help beef producers make smart business decisions based on data

Graham Plastow (Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Science) is mixing agriculture with AI to develop a tool that will help ranchers get ahead of trends in everything from weather to beef prices.

And the canola disease surveys say…

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.

Students get virtual taste of real-world life on the farm

With help from dozens of Alberta farmers—and one well-timed birth of a calf— Frank Robinson’s (Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Science) online animal science course is giving U of A students an inside look at the agricultural industry.

Fertilizer and biostimulant show promise

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 …

Pandemic-related income loss expected to double food insecurity in Canada

Ellen Goddard (Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology) predicts larger problems on the horizon, due to the economic fallout of COVID-19, for those suffering from food insecurity.

The complicated calculus of climate change

This map, created by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, shows the dominant agricultural systems around the world. (The dark-green areas are forests and the grey is desert.) Photo: Graphic: FAO/State of the World’s Land and Water Resources for Food and Agriculture (SOLAW)