U of A forestry professor Mike Flannigan warns that historically bad fire years are caused by conditions that may last for several years. A record fire year in the Northwest Territories in 2014 may not be an isolated occurrence.
A new canola variety has shown some promising resistance to a new strain of clubroot that was found near Edmonton in 2013 and has since spread to nearly 30 fields. But it won’t offer true resistance, says Steven Strelkov, a plant pathologist from the University of Alberta, though it is a step in the right direction.
Two student scientists from the U of A were announced as winners of the R.O. Ball Young Scientist award at the recent 2015 Banff Pork Seminar.