Advanced-Post Harvest Technology Research Program

Lethbridge College

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The team in the Advanced Post-Harvest Technology research program addresses the gap in post-harvest handling and storage of produce and grains. They are developing postharvest engineering solutions using advancements in sensing, automation, IoT, cloud computing, artificial intelligence (AI), machine vision, hyperspectral imaging and mathematical modeling.

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AgENT

Lethbridge College

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AgENT is an extracurricular program at Lethbridge College that provides experiential learning opportunities for students to develop foundational skills in innovation and entrepreneurship. Students involved in AgENT have the opportunity to build their creative confidence and entrepreneurial mindset, helping them become agents of change. Entrepreneurship is about turning ideas into action; it’s not just about starting a business.

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Aquaculture Centre of Excellence (ACE)

Lethbridge College

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The team in the Aquaculture Centre of Excellence is internationally recognized in aquaculture and aquaponics research. Our greenhouse operations, biosecure isolation facilities, water recirculation technologies, water quality testing and molecular lab capabilities provide a solid foundation for a variety of aquatic and aquaponic-based research. Our ability to carry out diverse research for the benefit of industry has allowed us to specialize in aquaponics as an example of an integrated self-sustainable food production system based on an ecosystem approach, the culture of both warm and cool-water fish, and other areas of research, including biofiltration and organoleptic studies.

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Centre for Applied Research, Innovation and Entrepeneurship

Lethbridge College

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The success of applied research at Lethbridge College is based on how our research positively affects industry. Our primary focus on solving real-world industry challenges means we’re always looking for opportunities to engage industry in applied research. Partnering with the Centre for Applied Research and Innovation (CARI) can lead to:legitimizing a product or service, industry innovation, product commercialization. Applied research often involves prototype development, feasibility studies and clinical trials, as well as technical consultation and market research. Whatever your needs may be, we can help you develop innovative products and services that benefit our economy and society.

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Centre for Sustainable Food Production (CSFP)

Lethbridge College

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The new 10,000-square-foot greenhouse at Lethbridge College integrates with the existing Aquaculture Centre of Excellence. The team in the Centre for Sustainable Food Production works with industry to develop innovative technologies that convert manure and other wastes into highly efficient, soluble fertilizers; to improve the delivery of soluble fertilizers by optimizing fertigation systems; to improve organic crop production through optimized pest management; and to maximize greenhouse production through aquaponics.

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Integrated Agriculture Technology Centre (IATC)

Lethbridge College

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The Integrated Agriculture Technology Centre (IATC) connects the agriculture industry with technologies and research expertise at Lethbridge College. The IATC serves small- and medium-sized enterprises by providing applied research and innovation services to solve challenges, as well as specialized training on the latest equipment and emerging technologies.

Integrated Agriculture Technology is an umbrella term that explains the way we use innovative processes and technologies to develop food production systems that increase our clients’ competitive advantage and improve their economic return, while also considering social and environmental sustainability. Our dedicated research teams provide ag-tech, greenhouse, aquaculture and large-scale crop producers with access to customized services and first-hand research data on unique technologies including integrated food production systems, aerobic bioreactors, dewatering techniques, waste treatment, water processing, precision irrigation and fertigation, agricultural engineering, automation and control systems, organoleptics and food safety.

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Mueller Applied Research Chair in Irrigation Science

Lethbridge College

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The Mueller Applied Research Chair in Irrigation Science team works closely with industry partners, agricultural producers, and producer associations on a range of projects including monitoring soil dynamics in fields using different irrigation methods and investigating how technologies and software can enable more sophisticated water management on farms.

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