From the Lab to the Loading Dock Blog

September 26, 2018
written by Michael Bendzsak
Soil scientists have proposed a new type of soil based on the wide-spread effects of human activity: Anthroposols. We task this novel soil to mimic and support our ecosystems, but we're not sure how to measure its performance over time. One scientist is studying possible measures to see how well Anthroposols can supply nutrients to Canada's boreal forest.
August 02, 2018
written by Andrew Downing
Throughout the 1970s, SRC investigated pesticide spray drift, which happens when pesticides drift beyond the targeted crop area (including runoff from plants and soils) by accident. Learn about the field trials and the results of the study.
January 29, 2018
written by Rebecca Gotto
The prevalence and impact of Fusarium is spreading across the Canadian Prairie provinces, leading to concerns from industry around its potentially devastating impacts. Read more about a project to develop a test for wheat producers that will identify and quantify Fusarium species.
September 13, 2017
written by SRC Communications
The Orange Wheat Blossom Midge fly is a scourge on wheat producers around the planet. The Midge Tolerant Wheat Stewardship group is working together to protect and ensure the future of the technology that is the sole line of defense against the midge fly. Learn more.
July 18, 2017
written by Virginia Wittrock
Every year, Saskatchewan faces the possibility of disaster stemming from natural hazards, such as severe weather, floods, drought and wildfires. In recent years, flooding has been a significant natura...
July 05, 2016
written by Kim Baniulis
Spore-forming microorgansims can be an outstanding tool for research in microbiology and biotechnology. However, many biomanufacturers refuse to work with them at the risk of cross-contaminating other products and areas. Find out how we keep our microbes under stringent control to ensure the safety and quality of all products manufactured in our facility.
April 28, 2014
written by Wanda Nyirfa
“Do you happen to have a gently used biodigester?” Our biodigester project with the Canadian Museum of Science and Technology started with an unusual question. Isn't that where innovation usually starts?