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Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences

Better Farming Prairie: Reading FHB Resistance Ratings

January 6, 2023 — 
UM research not only assists in assessing Fusarium head blight but helps guide breeding programs towards FHB resistance.

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Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences

Organic agronomy training aims to respond to growing demand from producers

December 20, 2022 — 
A free course in early January offers agronomists and farmers the opportunity to learn from one of the Canada's top organic experts.

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Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences

A new crop of academics join the Faculty

December 10, 2022 — 
New professors and instructors from a variety of disciplines began with the Faculty in 2022.

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Dr. Harmeet Chawla

Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences

New Plant Science prof to use bioinformatics to design resilient crops

December 1, 2022 — 
Dr. Harmeet Singh Chawla joined the Department of Plant Science as Assistant Professor in Plant Genomics and Genetics on August 15, 2022.

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Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences

Top Crop Manager: “Immunizing” canola against blackleg

November 11, 2022 — 
Biological technique developed at UM showed successful control of virulent pathogen in trial.

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Aerial shot of field plots

Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences

Research chair dedicated to integrated weed management

September 23, 2022 — 
Dr. Dilshan Benaragama is the Manitoba Crop Protection Chair in Weed Management, thanks to the support of grower organizations.

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Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences

New plant science prof to delve into ecology and biology of weeds

September 12, 2022 — 
Dilshan Benaragama joined the Department of Plant Science as an Assistant Professor and industry research chair in Crop Protection (Weed Science) from May 1, 2022.

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Canola field

Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences

Germination: How Dilantha Fernando Saved the Canola Industry Billions in Revenue

April 1, 2022 — 
A short profile of Dilantha Fernando

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Faculty of Graduate Studies

Three Minute Thesis challengers announced – mark your calendars!

February 9, 2022 — 
Come support our graduate students at three exciting heats!

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A flowering strip planted between fields.

Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences

Better Farming Prairies: Flowering habitat strips

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

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