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Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences

Organic agriculture deserves a seat at the grown-ups’ table

January 14, 2021 — 
An essay which explores the fundamental role organic agriculture can, and will play in sustaining people and the planet.

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Curt McCartney

Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences

Breeding better crops the goal of new plant science professor

January 7, 2021 — 
Dr. Curt McCartney joined the Department of Plant Science as Associate Professor in Plant Breeding and Genetics on November 1. 

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Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences

New profs to focus on plant breeding, animal health

January 1, 2021 — 
Dr. Curt McCartney joined the Department of Plant Science and Dr. Meagan King joined the Department of Animal Science.

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PhD student Callum Morrison in field.

Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences

Cover crop survey seeks prairie farmer input

November 18, 2020 — 
This multi-year study is surveying prairie farmers to determine their interest and experiences with growing cover crops.

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Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences

Better Farming Prairies: Our understanding of soys on the Prairies

November 9, 2020 — 
Research continues into methods to optimize the cultivation of this crop in the Prairies.

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Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences

In Memoriam: Dr. Kenneth Clark, plant scientist

September 27, 2020 — 
Dr. Kenneth Clark, retired professor in the Department of Plant Science, passed away on September 10, 2020.

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Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences

Better Farming Prairies: Research advances from long-term trials

August 30, 2020 — 
The UM Glenlea crop rotation study is Canada’s oldest organic field crop study.

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Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences

Plant scientist wins national pathology award

August 24, 2020 — 
Dr. Dilantha Fernando’s research has made a tremendous impact on Canadian agriculture.

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Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences

Better Farming Prairies: Cover crop research across the Prairies

February 28, 2020 — 
Study partners with producers to better understand the benefits of cover crops.

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Doug Cattani

Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences

Innovative crop researcher captures sustainability award

October 18, 2019 — 
Doug Cattani, Plant Science, receives Manitoba Excellence in Sustainability Award for work on perennial crops

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