Research Scientist, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry
Sheri Strydhorst is a cereal agronomic research scientist for the Livestock and Crops Research Branch of Alberta Agriculture and Forestry based in Barrhead, Alberta. She is also an adjunct professor at the University of Alberta – Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences.
Her goal is to enhance the profitability and competitiveness of Canadian agricultural crop producers. Her research activities focus on cereal crop agronomy. She works on advanced agronomic practices including nitrogen fertility, plant growth regulators and foliar fungicides. Her most interesting work involves studying different responses of these agronomic practices on various wheat cultivars.
Sheri focuses on extension of her applied research so that it can be implemented on-farm. She has strong partnerships with industry. Sheri authored or co-authored 11 peer-reviewed papers and has made over 100 invited presentations at producer meetings to more than 6,000 producers, agronomists and scientists.
Sheri Strydhorst was raised in St. Albert, Alta., but now farms with her husband, Shane in Neerlandia, Alta.