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Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences

CTV: High lead levels in soil leave St. Boniface residents with questions

June 4, 2019 — 
Soil scientist Francis Zvomuya weighs in



CBC: Drone footage shows extent of oil spill near St. Lazare, Man.

February 21, 2019 — 
Soil scientists offers his take: "They should be able to dig up the thin layer that is impacted by that oil, so the cleanup success should be relatively good."



Western Producer: Soil erosion costs farmers $3.1 billion a year in yield loss: scientist

February 4, 2019 — 
Farmers may assume zero tillage or conservation tillage have fixed the problem, but that’s not the case.


a sample of Manitoba's newdale soil

Dec. 5 was World Soil Day. It deserves celebration

December 5, 2018 — 
So we celebrate the cradle of creation for all terrestrial life – not figuratively, but literally, in the grand biblical way

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CBC: Tests commissioned by CBC show lead contamination persists in North Point Douglas

November 27, 2018 — 
Francis Zvomuya, a professor of soil science at the University of Manitoba, says he is alarmed at the results


water wetland reeds

Saving our wetlands

August 13, 2018 — 
Soil science professor David Lobb is part of a “dream team of investigators” looking into a project of critical importance to the Canadian landscape

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Lakeisha Barkman and Jerome Harper, shown here with their supervisor Prof. Shirley Thompson, won the audience prize for best student presentation at this year’s H2O conference.

First Nations and students collaborate on cleaner water

May 24, 2018 — 
Survey results were presented by H2O program student Lakeisha Barkman on May 18 at the University of Manitoba’s fifth annual First Nation water and sanitation security conference

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Megan Bourns

Feeding change: Ensuring our food has something to eat

May 24, 2018 — 
Megan Bourns works with her advisor Don Flaten to ensure our food system doesn’t collapse

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Law student Rayanna Seymour and professors Katherine Starzyk and Karen Busby (left to right) are studying which strategies work best when advocating for drinking water rights. (Photo by Victoria Grima.)

From the lab to the reserve

June 6, 2017 — 
Science and engineering students breaking out of the lab and heading for First Nation reserves to put their education into action got some tips from those who have walked that path before them

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a cross section of dark, rich soil

Frozen soils overlooked as greenhouse gas emitter and reduction opportunity

March 10, 2017 — 
New Canadian study shows we need to recalculate global greenhouse gas emissions

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