Manitoba Co-operator: Canola growers invest in new lab at U of M
March 12, 2014 —
As the Manitoba Co-operator reports, The Manitoba Canola Growers Association (MCGA) is investing $130,000 in the new Pathogen Surveillance Initiative, which will see a new laboratory set up at the University of Manitoba. The farmer-led effort funded through the canola checkoff, will initially focus on technologies for the detection of low concentrations of clubroot in Manitoba soils.
The University of Manitoba honours Dr. Baldur Stefansson, the father of canola.
Research at the University of Manitoba is partially supported by funding from the Government of Canada Research Support Fund.