Lethbridge, potato growers partner for irrigation study

August 29, 2019

Lethbridge College’s Centre for Applied Research, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship has partnered with the Potato Growers of Alberta to study regional irrigation and watering methods. The Lethbridge Herald reports that the four-year research project, supported by a $400K grant from the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, will involve five different potato fields throughout southern Alberta. The partnership will also support two masters-level projects in conjunction with the University of Saskatchewan, adds the Herald. “It’s definitely a broad introduction to applied research for the students,” says Willemijn Appels, Mueller Applied Research Chair in Irrigation Science. “And they are also more involved in seeing how data is collected, and trying to shape that all into something that you can interpret and hopefully understand some new information from.” Lethbridge Herald (AB)