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Khalil Ahmed PhD., PAg

Manager & Crop Research Coordinator

 Khalil’s key research interests are sustainable agriculture and protecting the environment. He has more than eight years of research experience; holding a PhD in Agriculture and a Diploma in Environmental Sciences from NAIT Edmonton. Before BRRG, Khalil joined SARDA Ag Research as an environmental coordinator and was promoted to a research coordinator.
In the past he has worked in the fertilizer industry in Pakistan, at the Agricultural Institute of Malaysia and at Integrated Crop Research Management Services in Fort-Saskatchewan.
He has published his research in various refereed journals and newsletters, and has presented in many conferences. His publications include 11 reviewed research papers, 15 proceedings, one book chapter, and several reports and articles.  
Apart from work, he enjoys playing cricket, and tennis, watching documentaries and watching YouTube videos on how to repair things.



Martina Alder

Extension & Environmental Coordinator

Martina grew up on a mixed farm north of Stettler, AB. She learned a lot about the agriculture industry at a young age working along side her parents on the farm and later working for other producers and agronomists. Martina now lives East of Castor, AB where she grain farms alongside her other half Craig.


Martina attended Olds College where she received her diploma in Agriculture Management majoring in Crop Production.


Martina has been with the Battle River Research Group since 2016 and is the friendly face you see at all our events and workshops! Contact Martina to discuss events, extension, sponsorship, EFP, producer grants, feed testing and much more!



Nasima Junejo PhD.,PAg


Nasima recently joined BRRG as a consultant; she has been working in the field of Agriculture Research since 2004. She is experienced in agriculture related research projects and laboratory management performing research in soil fertility and plant nutrition with emphasis on soil chemistry, fertilizer use efficiency and soil fertility. Her work includes chemical and physical analysis of soil, plant, organic residues and water analysis.


She has worked as a resource person to train extension workers and field officers. Nasima did her Post doctorate from University of Alberta in Soil microbiology and Green house gas emission in 2014 and completed her PhD in soil science with specialization in slow release and coated urea fertilizer. She worked as an international consultant for United Nations Industrial Development Projects (UNIDO) and Guyana Ministry of Agriculture.


Nasima is a member of various Soil science Societies and Agriculture Organizations.  She has published more than 30 research publications and a book chapter related to Nitrogen use efficiency and soil fertility.