Fertilizer Canada and Results Driven Agriculture Research (RDAR) have come together with matching funding of $257,252 towards a soil health project that will provide Alberta grain, forage, and crop producers with tangible results realized at the farm gate. A multi-year soil health project led by Dr. Miles Dyck at the University of Alberta will aim… Read More

Results Driven Agriculture Research (RDAR) has announced $110,291 towards CBS Bio Platforms’ development of enhanced, sustainable feed. RDAR funding will drive research led by CBS Bio Platforms, a leading international feed technology company headquartered in Calgary, to develop processes that release previously inaccessible plant components and make them usable in poultry and swine diets. The… Read More

Results Driven Agriculture Research (RDAR) has committed $640,000 to a collaborative research project with the Canadian Beef Improvement Network (CBIN) to develop a unified, standardized, and producer-accessible beef cattle genetics data platform. Eight Canadian beef cattle breed associations have committed to participate in the development of CBIN to date, under the leadership of the Canadian… Read More

A collaborative program between six major crop commissions will look at the role of wetlands and their ecosystem services, over three years. “We’re very excited this year that we have a collaborative program to monitor Alberta’s wetlands,” says Nevin Rosaasen, policy and program specialist with Alberta Pulse Growers. “What we’re looking for is, first off,… Read More

Results Driven Agriculture Research (RDAR) has invested funds in a collaborative project between Alberta’s producer-led Crop Sector Working Group (CSWG) and three major life-science companies. The collaboration will be working on a water stewardship and monitoring project. The new project will help ensure that farmers have access to innovative crop protection tools, while upholding sound… Read More

Results Driven Agriculture Research (RDAR) is set to invest $5.7 million to fund the Alberta Applied Research Associations (ARAs) programs. Currently, there are eight ARA research projects that have been approved for funding through RDAR’s new Accelerating Agricultural Innovations  program, with more proposals expected to be assessed, reviewed, and funded in the upcoming weeks. Clinton… Read More

A new board of directors, recently elected for Results Driven Agriculture Research (RDAR), has been announced. In February, representatives from RDAR’s 33 voting member organizations came together to elect its new board of directors, which includes: D’Arcy Hilgartner of Camrose; Fred Lozeman of Claresholm; JP Brouwer of Ponoka; Stanford Blade of Edmonton; Brian Brewin of… Read More

Results Driven Agriculture Research (RDAR) has announced the appointment of Dr. Mark Redmond as the chief executive officer, effective March 1, 2021. Dr. Gerald Hauer has been the interim CEO since April 1, 2020, and will assist Redmond during the transition. The RDAR Board of Directors is extending their appreciation to Hauer for his leadership… Read More

Agriculture research and extension in Alberta has been through an incredible few weeks, to say the least. In the last month, several research programs have moved to new institutions and over 250 agriculture-based staff have been let go, as promised in the last provincial budget. The huge changes beg the question: what will provincially-funded agriculture… Read More

Devin Dreeshen, Alberta’s Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, has announced the creation of Results Driven Agriculture Research (RDAR), a non-profit, arm’s-length agriculture research organization. The creation of RDAR is the result of consultation with farmers, industry, and key partners in the agricultural sector, the province says. It was established so that farmers, in collaboration with… Read More