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