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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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Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences

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

April 27, 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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wheat field

Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences

Top Crop Manager: Addressing the asparagine challenge

November 2, 2020 — 
A multidisciplinary team of Canadian researchers is tackling a growing issue for the wheat industry: free asparagine.

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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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