Dr. Steven Shirtliffe is a Professor of Agronomy in the Department of Plant Sciences of the University of Saskatchewan. He has 20 years’ experience in weed control and agronomic trials in western Canada. Specific highlights of his work include, extensive experience in weed control studies in lentil and pulse crops including mechanical and cultural weed control methods. Determining optimum seeding rate for canola, lentil and field pea. Develop integrated cultural management methods for controlling wild oat in tame oat as well as integrated weed control in lentil. He has supervised more than 15 graduate students and is author of more than 55 peer reviewed scientific papers and book chapters as well as numerous conference proceedings and producer presentations.