Sheri Strydhorst, PhD, MSc, BA

Agronomy Research Scientist, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Ag, Food & Nutri Sci Dept

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Agronomy Research Scientist, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Ag, Food & Nutri Sci Dept
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sheri.strydhorst@ualberta.ca

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Overview

Area of Study / Keywords

Agronomy Cropping Systems Wheat Plant Growth Regulators Genetics x Environment x Management Barley Lodging


About

Sheri Strydhorst was raised in St. Albert, Alberta, and now farms with her husband, Shane in Neerlandia, Alberta. She completed her BSc (2000), MSc (2003) and PhD (2008) at the University of Alberta.  Her MSc work centered on developing agronomic practices for low tannin faba bean production and her PhD studied rotational benefits of pulse crops. She then worked as the Executive Director for the Alberta Pulse Growers Commission from 2008-2011. Sheri returned to agronomic research in 2013 with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry based in Barrhead, AB. Her research activities focus on cereal crop agronomy. In July 2020, her research program transferred to the University of Alberta.  She works on advanced agronomic practices including: fertility, plant growth regulators and foliar fungicides. Her most interesting work involves studying different responses of these agronomic practices on various wheat cultivars.


Sheri Strydhorst focuses on extension of her applied research so that it can be implemented on-farm. She has strong partnerships with industry and is currently collaborating with SeCan, Syngenta and BASF. Sheri authored or co-authored 12 peer-reviewed papers and made over 140 invited presentations to over 7800 producers, agronomists, students and scientists in the past 7 years. Currently she co-supervises a graduate student, sits on graduate student committees and serves as an external examiner for numerous graduate student defenses. 


She is past-president for the Canadian Society of Agronomy (CSA), member of the American Society of Agronomy (ASA), member of the Wheat Initiative Agronomy Working Group, executive committee member of the Prairie Grains Development Committee, wheat crop coordinator for the Alberta Regional Variety Trial Advisory Committee. She has been a member of the scientific conference organizing committees for: Agronomy Update 2014, 2016, 2020; Canadian Society of Agronomy and Canadian Society for Horticultural Science Joint Annual Conference, July 10-12, 2014; Botany 2015, July 26-29, 2015; Canadian Society of Agronomy Annual Meeting, Nov 5-8, 2018; June 21-25, 2020; June 12-17, 2021 and November 21-24, 2022.


Research
  • Manage a highly successful, provincial, cereal agronomy research program that combines scientific expertise with a deep first-hand knowledge of current western Canadian crop production practices.
  • Collaborate with scientists, agrologists and extension experts from the provincial government, federal government, universities, private industry and provincial crop commissions. 
  • Partnerships with multidisciplinary teams of experts working provincially, nationally and internationally. i.e. Wheat Initiative - Agronomy Expert Working Group



Teaching

Guest lectures for the following courses:

PLSC 324 "Pre-Seeding, In-Crop and Post Harvest Agronomic Decisions"

PLSC 221 “Evolution of Cropping Systems” (on-going)

Publications

Towards a better understanding of Genotype x Environment x Management interactions – a global Wheat Initiative agronomic research strategy.
Author(s): Beres., B., Hatfield, J., Krikegaard, J., Eigenbrode, S., Pan, W., Lollato, R., Hunt, J., Strydhorst, S., Porker, K., Lyon, D., Ransom, J., and Wiersma, J.
Publication Date: 6/16/2020
Publication: Frontiers in Plant Science.
Volume: 11
Page Numbers: 1-10
External Link: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpls.2020.00828/full
Inter-row stubble seeding and plant growth regulators to improve field pea standability and production
Author(s): Strydhorst, S., Yang, R.C., Gill, K., and Bowness, R.
Publication Date: 11/30/2018
Publication: Can. J. Plant Sci
Volume: 99
Issue: 2
Page Numbers: 184-198
External Link: https://doi.org/10.1139/cjps-2018-0237.
Advanced agronomic practices to maximize feed barley yield, quality, and standability in Alberta environments. i) Responses to plant density, a plant growth regulator, and foliar fungicides
Author(s): Perrott, L., Strydhorst, S. Hall, L., Pauly, D., Bowness, R. and Gill, K.
Publication Date: 7/1/2018
Publication: Agronomy Journal
Volume: 110
Page Numbers: 1447-1457
External Link: https://acsess.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.2134/agronj2017.12.0683
Advanced agronomic practices to maximize feed barley yield, quality and standability in Alberta, Canada. ii) Responses to supplemental post-emergence nitrogen.
Author(s): Perrott, L., Strydhorst, S. Hall, L., Pauly, D., Bowness, R. and Gill, K.
Publication Date: 7/1/2018
Publication: Agronomy Journal
Volume: 110
Page Numbers: 1458-1466
External Link: https://acsess.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.2134/agronj2017.12.0684
Effect of cultivar and agronomic management on feed barley production in Alberta environments
Author(s): Perrott, L., Strydhorst, S., Hall, L., Yang, R.C., Pauly, D., Gill, K., and Bowness, R
Publication Date: 6/19/2018
Publication: Can. J. Plant Sci
Volume: 98
Page Numbers: 1304-1320
External Link: https://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/full/10.1139/cjps-2018-0042#.XzVwI-hKg2w
Adaptability and quality of winter pea and lentil in Alberta.
Author(s): Strydhorst S, Olson MA, Vasanthan T, McPhee KE, McKenzie RH, Henriquez B, Tieulie J, Middleton A, Dunn R, Pfiffner P, Coles K, Bandara M, Kruger A, Bowness R, Bing DJ, Beauchesne D.
Publication Date: 11/1/2015
Publication: Agronomy Journal
Volume: 107
Page Numbers: 1-18
External Link: https://acsess.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.2134/agronj15-0092
The effects of three pulse crops on a second subsequent crop.
Author(s): Ross SM, King JK, Williams CM, Strydhorst SM, Olson MA, Hoy CF, Lopetinsky KJ
Publication Date: 7/1/2015
Publication: Can. J. Plant Sci
Volume: 95
Issue: 4
Page Numbers: 779-786
External Link: https://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/full/10.4141/cjps-2014-224#.XzVx--hKg2w
Growth analysis of faba bean and lupin with volunteer barley competition in a northern environment.
Author(s):
Publication Date: 7/1/2008
Publication: Agronomy Journal
Volume: 100
Page Numbers: 1-6
External Link: https://acsess.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.2134/agronj2007.0352
Weed interference, pulse species, and plant density effects on rotational benefits.
Author(s): Strydhorst SM, King JR, Lopetinsky KJ, Harker KN
Publication Date: 4/1/2008
Publication: Weed Science
Volume: 56
Page Numbers: 249-258
External Link: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/weed-science/article/weed-interference-pulse-species-and-plant-density-effects-on-rotational-benefits/6E377B784E288F05C88CBFB8FB9DE2E3
Forage potential of intercropping barley with faba bean, lupin, or field pea.
Author(s): Strydhorst SM, King JR, Lopetinsky KJ, Harker KN
Publication Date: 2008
Publication: Agronomy Journal
Volume: 100
Page Numbers: 182-190
External Link: https://acsess.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.2134/agronj2007.0197