Professor in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Saskatchewan
Steve Shirtliffe was raised on a grain and oilseed farm in Manitoba and farmed with his family for five years after graduating with a bachelors of science at the University of Manitoba.
In 1992, Shirtliffe returned to the U of M and received his PhD with a project that investigated dispersal in wild oat and the effect of chaff collection. Currently Shirtliffe is a professor in the department of plant sciences at the University of Saskatchewan. The position involves teaching, research and extension in the areas of weed control and agronomy. Past and current research projects have focused on the control of volunteer canola, oat agronomy, pulse agronomy, non-herbicidal weed control and agronomic applications of UAVs.