RDAR commits $783K to grow Alberta’s burgeoning AgTech sector with Sunterra Greenhouse and Lethbridge College
Results Driven Agriculture Research will invest $783,205 in a partnership between Lethbridge College and Sunterra Greenhouse to advance innovative indoor growing techniques in Alberta.
Lethbridge College’s skilled faculty and staff members are putting their expertise to work to help industry find solutions to real-world issues. The innovative projects will be supported by the 2021-22 internal research grants awarded by the college’s Centre for Applied Research, Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
A Lethbridge College research project is giving insight into southern Alberta’s sturgeon population while offering students valuable first-hand experience in the field. The project aims to develop a greater understanding of viruses affecting sturgeon in the South Saskatchewan River basin.
In support of Alberta’s economic recovery, seven of Alberta’s colleges and polytechnics have signed a declaration to work together to advance agriculture and food research in Alberta.
Lethbridge College has received one of the most significant financial boosts to its applied research activities in the college’s history. The Canada Foundation for Innovation has awarded two grants to Lethbridge College, totalling more than $1.3 million.
Irrigation researchers at Lethbridge College have long been working on optimizing the amount of water needed to grow crops in a variety of fields, but new funding will allow the team to get a more accurate view of how much moisture is present below the surface.
A sweet new Lethbridge College research project exploring how automation and wireless technology can improve sugar beet storage is getting a boost after securing new funding from Alberta Innovates.
Two of Alberta’s premier agriculture applied research institutions are coming together to ensure the province’s agriculture industry has access to world-class researchers, resources and data. Lethbridge College and Olds College have signed a “memorandum of understanding” (MOU) focused on applied agriculture research.
One of the newest exhibits to open at Granary Road, located south of Calgary, showcases the cutting-edge work happening in the college’s Aquaculture Centre of Excellence (ACE) to an inquisitive and curious audience – school children and their families.
The expert scientists in Lethbridge College’s Aquaculture Centre of Excellence have launched a new series of courses that will provide aquaponics training to everyone from high school students to interested amateurs to experienced greenhouse technicians.