Steve Shirtliffe was raised on a grain and oilseed farm in Manitoba where, after completing a B.Sc. in Agronomy, he farmed with his family for five years. He returned to school and received a M.Sc. and Ph.D. in the 90s.
For almost 20 years, Steve has been a professor in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Saskatchewan. His position involves teaching, research, and extension in the areas of weed control and agronomy. Past and current research current projects have focused on the control of volunteer canola, oat agronomy, pulse agronomy, non-herbicidal weed control, as well as phenotypic and agronomic applications of crop imaging.