Alta. pulse growers name new director

The Alberta Pulse Growers Commission has named a pulse crop researcher as its new executive director.

Sheri Strydhorst, who farms with her husband at Neerlandia, 150 km northwest of Edmonton, recently earned her Ph.D. from the University of Alberta and has worked on nitrogen fixation and increasing the use of pulses in Alberta’s cropping systems.

Strydhorst, who had worked with cool-season pulse crops for eight years. will work on supporting strategies to further develop Alberta’s pulse sector, and oversee the commission’s administrative, research and financial activities, the commission said in a release.

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