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Researchers receive $3.76M in federal funding for greener agriculture

Three University of Alberta scientists will take their greenhouse gas reduction research to the next level, thanks to an infusion of funding announced today by the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, federal minister of agriculture and agri-food.The funding will exceed $3.76 million and supports the Agricultural Greenhouse Gases Program (AGGP), which will create technologies, practices and processes that can be adopted by farmers to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. Currently, agriculture is the four...
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ALES Range team hauls home top awards as coach retires

With instructor Barry Irving in his last season as coach of the ALES Range Team, its members did him proud by continuing a dominant run at an international competition that tests university students’ knowledge of both plants and range management.Among this year’s triumphs, the team won first place in the Plant Identification Test portion of the competition, propelled by a first place individual score by conservation biology student Ryan James. The event took place at the Society for ...
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Province and University of Alberta partner to provide long-term agricultural research at ranches

Edmonton Journal: The two sites, Onefour and Stavely, were administered by the federal government until 2013, when the province stepped in to manage them. The new agreement, announced Wednesday at the U of A’s faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences, allows the university stable, long-term access to conduct research.The ranches will continue to maintain rangeland and native grassland, providing wildlife habitat and grazing space.“The opportunity cost of los...
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U of A rangeland scientists gain access to two important new study area

Two historic research ranches in southern Alberta have officially changed hands, and that’s giving scientists from the University of Alberta assured access to study two large rangelands.The land areas are the Onefour and Stavely Research Ranches, located in the southeastern corner of the province and southwest of Nanton, respectively. Established by the Canadian government in 1927 and 1947, they were dedicated to ranch and livestock fieldwork until Agriculture Canada decided three years ag...
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