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Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences

Top Crop Manager: Crop collaboration

January 11, 2023 — 
A Three Sisters project in Manitoba aims to increase diversity and build community.

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CBC: It might bug you, but University of Manitoba’s insect collection is key to understanding the world

January 5, 2023 — 
The University of Manitoba is home to one of largest insect collections in Canada, a valuable tool which can help discover ways in which climate change is threatening biological diversity.

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Entmology MSc student Crystal Almdal stands on a forest path.

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Q&A with Entomology grad student Crystal Almdal

June 20, 2022 — 
Her work on integrative pest management strategies may lead to more sustainable agriculture systems.

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A flowering strip planted between fields.

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Better Farming Prairies: Flowering habitat strips

September 29, 2021 — 
Research explores how planting flowering strips creates habitats for beneficial insects.

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CBC: Lack of bees poses big problems

July 30, 2020 — 
Crop yields found to be suffering in wake of decreasing bee populations, UM researcher and others report

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checking dog for ticks

CTV: Ticks are back, start checking yourself tonight

May 4, 2020 — 
Kateryn Rochon explains

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How Stuff Works: What’s the difference between a hornet and a wasp?

October 9, 2019 — 
Entomologist Jason Gibbs helps readers of How Stuff Works understand the difference between wasps and hornets.

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Speyeria atlantis (commonly called Atlantis Fritillary) were collected by former U of M dentistry professor William Christie

A valuable gift of butterflies

May 9, 2019 — 
A former dentistry professor donates a rare collection of butterflies that may answer questions science has yet to ask

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NPR: World’s Largest Bee Is Spotted For First Time In Decades

February 22, 2019 — 
You'd think the world's biggest bee would be easy to find.

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The Gibbis Bee

Finally, a bee for Friendly Manitoba

May 18, 2018 — 
Manitoba, you have a new, smiley face bee

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