Lethbridge College is collaborating with the agriculture industry, farmers, government agencies and academic partners to present the Irrigated Crop Production Update (ICPU) conference at the Lethbridge Agri-Food Hub and Trade Centre from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, 2024.
Lethbridge College has received a significant boost toward its vision of making Alberta a global leader in virtual and augmented reality. Alberta Innovates announced that the college has received a $709,202 grant as part of the Ecosystem Development Partnerships program. The grant will help the college’s Spatial Technologies Applied Research and Training (START) Centre serve as a provincial hub for Alberta’s extended reality (XR) technology, services and operations.
Lethbridge College will receive more than $350,000 for a greenhouse lighting research project, which will be the first major project in the college’s new 10,000 square foot on-campus research greenhouse – The Centre for Sustainable Food Production.
Lethbridge College celebrated the grand opening of its Spatial Technologies Applied Research and Training (START) Centre on Friday.
Sunterra Greenhouse, Lethbridge College researchers make discoveries to support the greenhouse industry
New research findings will help greenhouse producers make informed decisions for growing more produce while saving money. The project, run collaboratively by researchers from Lethbridge College’s Centre for Applied Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CARIE) and the grow team at Sunterra Greenhouse, tested novel varieties of strawberries and tomatoes under diverse greenhouse growing conditions.
Lethbridge College’s agriculture researchers work alongside collaborators and industry partners to solve problems and create new innovations that make a real-world difference. In the coming weeks, those researchers will put their work on display as part of three Research in RINSA networking events.
A faculty member at Lethbridge College has embarked on a new project to study sustainable growing methods for blue oyster mushrooms, while providing Culinary students the opportunity to cook with gourmet produce. Thanks to an internal research grant from the college’s Centre for Applied Research Internal Fund (CARIF), Dr. Adriana Morrell, Agriculture Sciences instructor has spent the last six months creating a mycology lab on campus to test a variety of substrates and their effects on blue oyster mushroom growth.
Lethbridge College continues to forge its reputation as one of Canada’s top research colleges, ranking 16th in the annual Research Infosource ranking of Canada’s top 50 research colleges. The 16th place ranking is Lethbridge College’s highest ever appearance in the rankings and the first time the college has cracked the top 20.
Lethbridge College’s on-site research capabilities received a major boost with more than $2 million in federal funding announced today in Lethbridge. The funding from PrairiesCan will allow the college to complete development of its new the Agriculture Research Innovation Facility and to hire skilled personnel to operate its state-of-the-art agriculture research laboratory.
Southern Alberta’s agriculture community will gather next week for the Irrigated Crop Production Update, a one-day conference focused on all things irrigation.