The future of agronomic research in Western Canada

I know that agricultural research is not quite as sexy as black holes and brain surgery, but it's important to keep on top of this subject, especially as populations increase, fresh water reserves decline, and climate change affects not just weather patterns but also invasive species and disease. 

Next, the WGRF commissioned its own research project to find out what was actually going on in the research community. The result is Fertile Ground: Agronomic Research Capacity in Western Canada, an exhaustive report that reveals the current state of the region’s research capacity (in terms of both capital and human resources) and its projected capacity to 2020.

“Now that we know what the situation actually is, we can start to do something about it,” says Flaten.