Beres, Brian, Ph.D., P.Ag.

Research Scientist - Agronomy


Contact Information:

5403 - 1 Avenue South
PO BOX 3000
Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4B1
Telephone: 403-317-2251
Fax: 403-382-3156
Email: brian.beres@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • Enhancement of sustainable cereal and oilseed production systems
  • Agronomic, host plant resistance, and biocontrol strategies to manage arthropod cereal crop pests
  • Best management practices for corn silage production in the irrigated regions of Alberta and Saskatchewan
  • Characterization of agronomic, physiological, and morphological traits of elite triticale, wheat, barley, durum, oat, and flax germplasm

Current Projects:

  • Wheat growth habit and crop phenological responses to variations in crop management factors
  • Greater economic returns and enhanced ecosystem services through the expansion of winter wheat production in the Canadian prairies
  • Controlled release and stabilized nitrogen management strategies for cereal and oilseed cropping systems
  • Integrated pest management of the wheat stem sawfly to reduce business risk of sustainable cropping system in the dry prairies
  • A decision support system to manage wheat stem sawfly
  • Cereal platform technologies for biorefinery processes

Affiliations:

  • Canada representative, International Wheat Initiative
  • President-Elect, Canadian Society of Agronomy
  • Chair and Past-Secretary, Prairie Recommending Committee for Wheat, Rye, and Triticale
  • Associate Editor of the Canadian Journal of Plant Science
  • Past-Secretary, Canadian Wheat Cultivar Development Network
  • Past-Secretary, Western Committee on Crop Pests
  • Alberta Institute of Agrologists - Professional Agrologist Designation
  • American Societies of Agronomy, Crop Science, and Soil Science - active member
  • Prairie Grain Development Committee - Executive Board member
  • Alberta Cereal and Oilseed Advisory Committee – Board member
  • Alberta Corn Committee - Chair/Hybrid Trial Coordinator

Research Publications:

The links below lead to abstracts with access to full text.

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

Other Science Related Publications:

2015

  • Beres, B.L., Pageau, D., Dion, Y., Turkington, T.K., Lupwayi, N.Z., Larney, F.J., Ellert, B.H., and Smith, E.G. (2015). "Rotational Diversity Effects in a Cereal-Based Cropping System.", Botany 2015, Shaw Convention Center, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, July 25-29, 2015.
  • Beres, B.L., Pageau, D., Dion, Y., Turkington, T.K., Lupwayi, N.Z., Larney, F.J., Ellert, B.H., and Smith, E.G. (2015). "Rotational diversity effects in a cereal-based cropping system.", Canadian Journal of Plant Science. (Abstract)
  • O'Donovan, J.T., Turkington, T.K., Harker, K.N., Oatway, L., Grant, C.A., Beres, B.L., Johnson, E.N., May, W.E., Izydorczyk, M.S., MacLeod, A., Anbessa, Y., and Vera, C.L. (2015). "Malting barley cultivar responses to increasing nitrogen rates in western Canada.", ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting: Synergy in Science. Partnering for Solutions, Minneapolis, MN, USA, November 15-18, 2015. (Poster)
  • Turkington, T.K., Xi, K., O'Donovan, J.T., Harker, K.N., Peng, G., Martin, R.C., Beres, B.L., May, W.E., and Mohr, R.M. (2015). "The impact of seed treatment, foliar fungicide timing, and plant growth regulator on leaf-disease severity and productivity of barley.", XVIII International Plant Protection Congress (IPPC), Free University Berlin, Henry Ford Building, Berlin, Germany, August 24-27, 2015, ID: P IPM 42. (Poster)
  • Turkington, T.K., Xi, K., Peng, G., Martin, R.A., Harker, K.N., O'Donovan, J.T., Beres, B.L., May, W.E., and Mohr, R.M. (2015). "The impact of seed treatment, foliar fungicide timing, and plant growth regulator on barley leaf disease severity and productivity.", Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology. (Abstract)

2014

  • Beres, B.L., Pageau, D., Dion, Y., Turkington, T.K., Lupwayi, N.Z., Larney, F.J., Ellert, B.H., and Smith, E.G. (2014). "Rotational Diversity Effects in a Triticale-Based Cropping System.", ASA, CSSA and SSSA International Annual Meeting 2014, Long Beach, CA, USA, November 2-5, 2014.
  • O'Donovan, J.T., Edney, M.J., MacLeod, A., Turkington, T.K., Grant, C.A., Harker, K.N., Johnson, E.N., Lafond, G.P., May, W.E., Beres, B.L., Kabeta, Y., and Juskiw, P.E. (2014). "Response of new malting barley cultivars to increasing nitrogen rates in western Canada.", 13th Congress of European Society of Agronomy, Debrecen, Hungary, August 25-29, 2014, pp. 141-142. (Poster)
  • O'Donovan, J.T., Harker, K.N., Turkington, T.K., Blackshaw, R.E., Beres, B.L., Clayton, G.W., Lafond, G.P., Lupwayi, N.Z., and Dosdall, L.M. (2014). "The role of agronomic research in meeting cropping system challenges in western Canada.", 2nd Canadian Wheat Symposium, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, June 8-11, 2014.
  • Ye, Z., Brûlé-Babel, A.L., Beres, B.L., Tamburic-Ilincic, L., and McCartney, C.A. (2014). "Evaluation of the Role of Genetics and Fungicides on the Development of Fusarium Head Blight in Wheat.", 2nd Canadian Wheat Symposium, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, June 8-11, 2014. (Poster)

2013

  • O'Donovan, J.T., Turkington, T.K., Edney, M., Juskiw, P.E., May, W.E., Grant, C.A., Smith, E.G., Harker, K.N., Johnson, E.N., Beres, B.L., Kadeta, Y., and Chapman, B. (2013). "Relative responses of malting barley varieties to increasing nitrogen rates.", 16th Australian Barley Technical Symposium, Melbourne, Australia, September 8-11, 2013, pp. 58.
  • O'Donovan, J.T., Turkington, T.K., Edney, M., Smith, E.G., Harker, K.N., Beres, B.L., Clayton, G.W., Brandt, S.A., Johnson, E.N., Lafond, G.P., May, W.E., Grant, C.A., McKenzie, R., Juskiw, P.E., Kadeta, Y., Stonehouse, K., and Chapman, B. (2013). "Varietal and agronomic impacts on malting barley yield and quality.", FarmTech 2013, Westin Hotel, Edmonton, AB, Canada, January 29-31, 2013.

2012

  • Beres, B.L. (2012 Internal). "Winter Wheat DIAP Results.", Alberta Winter Wheat Producer’s Commission AGM, Edmonton, AB, Canada, January 23, 2012. (Presentation)
  • Beres, B.L. (2012 Internal). "Winter Wheat DIAP Results.", Farming Smarter AGM, Lethbridge, AB, Canada, March 1, 2012. (Presentation)
  • Beres, B.L. (2012 Internal). "Winter Wheat DIAP Results.", Saskatchewan Winter Cereals Development Commission AGM, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, January 9, 2012. (Presentation)
  • Beres, B.L. (2012 Internal). "Winter Wheat DIAP Results.", Winter Cereals Manitoba Inc, AGM, Brandon, MB, Canada, March 14, 2012. (Presentation)
  • Beres, B.L. (2012). "Manipulating agronomic factors for sustainable control of the wheat stem sawfly.", Entomological Society of Canada 62nd and Entomological Society of Alberta 60th joint Annual Meeting, Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel, Edmonton, AB, Canada, November 4-7, 2012, #10. (Abstract)
  • Beres, B.L., Cárcamo, H.A., Weaver, D.K., Dosdall, L.M., Evenden, M.L., Hill, B.D., McKenzie, R.H., Yang, R.-C., and Spaner, D.M. (2012). "Integrating the building blocks of agronomy and biocontrol into an IPM strategy for wheat stem sawfly (Cephus cinctus).", Entomological Society of America (ESA) 60th Annual Meeting, Knoxville Convention Centre, Knoxville, TN, USA, November 11-14, 2012, D0471. (Poster)

2011

  • Beres, B.L. (2011 Internal). Winter Wheat DIAP Results., Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)/Agriculture et Agroalimentaire Canada (AAC). (Report)
  • Beres, B.L. (2011). "Collaborative winter wheat stand establishment and overwintering trials (Ducks Unlimited Winter Wheat DIAP Project).", Ducks Unlimited and the Alberta Winter Wheat Producers Commission Speaker Event, Lethbridge, AB, Canada, July 22, 2011. (Presentation)
  • Beres, B.L. (2011). "Integrated nutrient management of winter wheat: activities and results.", Agrotain LLC Global Annual Business Meeting, St. Louis, MO, USA, July 12, 2011. (Presentation)
  • Beres, B.L., Randhawa, H.S., McKenzie, R.H., and Gaudet, D.A. (2011). "Triticale Today: Proven CTBI Results Showing the Promise of Triticale for the Near-Term Biorefinary.", 2011 Annual Canadian Triticale Biorefinery Initiative, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, March 7, 2011.
  • Grant, C.A., Beres, B.L., Malhi, S.S., Pageau, D., Lafond, J., Schoenau, J.J., Walley, F.L., Heard, J., Flaten, D.N., Hellegards, B., and Sahota, T.S. (2011). "New developments in nutrition research for canola.", Canola Research Summit meeting, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, April 12-13, 2011.
  • Isidro, J., Singh, A.K., Wang, H., DePauw, R.M., Pozniak, C.J., Knox, R.E., Cuthbert, R.D., Beres, B.L., and Johnson, E.N. (2011). "Effects of plant density on durum crop production.", 1st Canadian Wheat Symposium, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, November 30-December 2, 2011.
  • Randhawa, H.S., Eudes, F., McKenzie, R.I.H., Beres, B.L., and Gaudet, D.A. (2011). "The Future of Triticale: The Growing Triticale Competitive Advantage Resulting from Continued CTBI Research.", 2011 Annual Canadian Triticale Biorefinery Initiative, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, March 7, 2011.

2010

  • Beres, B.L., Cárcamo, H.A., Dosdall, L.M., Evenden, M.L., Yang, R.-C., McKenzie, R.H., and Spaner, D.M. (2010). "Integrating the building blocks of agronomy into an IPM strategy for wheat stem sawfly.", 2010 ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting, Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, CA, USA, October 31-November 4, 2010. (Poster)
  • Singh, A.K., Pozniak, C.J., Wise, I.L., Knox, R.E., Fu, B.X., Schlichting, L., DePauw, R.M., Beres, B.L., and Fox, S.L. (2010). "Effect of Sm1 Gene Conferring Resistance to the Wheat Orange Blossom Midge On Durum Quality and Its Fine Mapping.", 2010 ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting, Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, CA, USA, October 31-November 4, 2010, Abstract # 63-10. (Poster)

2009

  • Beres, B.L. (2009 Internal). Canadian Triticale Biorefinery Initiative (CTBI) Annual Report of Agronomy module 1.2 research activities. Presented at the CTBI meeting in Summerland, BC, June 17-19, 2009. (Report)
  • Beres, B.L. (2009). "Agronomic Considerations for Growing High Yield Wheat.", 21st Annual Meeting and Conference of the Saskatchewan Soil Conservation Association (SSCA), Saskatoon Inn, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, February 11-12, 2009.
  • Beres, B.L., Clayton, G.W., Harker, K.N., Blackshaw, R.E., Graf, R.J., Shaw, C., and Stanford, G. (2009). "Class Warfare: Crop Productivity and Weed Competitiveness of Winter and Spring Cereal Classes.", Canadian Triticale Biorefinery Initiative (CTBI) Annual Network Meeting, Summerland, BC, Canada, June 17-19, 2009. (Poster)
  • Beres, B.L., Eudes, F., Graf, R.J., Salmon, D.F., McLeod, G.J., Dion, Y., Lu, J., Randhawa, H.S., Laroche, A., and Gaudet, D.A. (2009). "A Pan-Canadian ethanol feedstock study to benchmark the relative performance of triticale.", Canadian Triticale Biorefinery Initiative (CTBI) Annual Network Meeting, Summerland, BC, Canada, June 17-19, 2009. (Poster)
  • Beres, B.L., McKenzie, R.M., Dowbenko, R., and Spaner, D.M. (2009). "Does Handling Physically Alter the Efficiency of Polymer-Coated Urea Fertilizer?", 2009 ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, November 1-5, 2009, pp. 88. (Abstract)
  • Beres, B.L., McKenzie, R.M., Dowbenko, R., and Spaner, D.M. (2009). "Does handling and abrasion affect the efficiency of polymer-coated urea fertilizer?", Joint Annual Meeting of the CSA-CSSS-CSAFM: Sciences for Sustainability: Soils, Agronomy, and Atmosphere, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada, August 5-7, 2009, pp. 29.
  • Beres, B.L., McKenzie, R.M., Dowbenko, R., and Spaner, D.M. (2009). "Safe Rates of Seed-Placed ESN®.", Agronomy Update Conference 2009, Lethbridge, AB, Canada, January 20-21, 2009, pp. 57-60.
  • Fox, S.L., Thomas, J.T., Sadasivaiah, R.S., Graf, R.J., Beres, B.L., Hucl, P.J., Pozniak, C.J., DePauw, R.M., Singh, A.K., Knox, R.E., Brown, P.D., Humphreys, D.G., Randhawa, H.S. (2009). "Progress in breeding for FHB resistance in Canadian Spring Wheat - 2009.", 6th Canadian Workshop on Fusarium Head Blight (CWFHB) / Colloque canadien sur la fusariose, Marriott Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada, November 1-4, 2009.
  • Wu, X., Beres, B.L., and Cárcamo, H.A. (2009). "Does Bracon cephi reduce stem mining by wheat stem sawfly?", Entomological Society of Alberta 57th Annual Meeting, Lakeland College, Vermilion, AB, Canada, November 5-7, 2009, pp. 25.
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