Overview

The Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences is committed to the discovery and sharing of knowledge as to how the basic, natural, engineering and social sciences can be applied to serve the needs of Manitoba's agri-food industry.

Many of the Faculty's efforts have helped the agri-food industry meet the challenges of production agriculture. Among the many significant research contributions of the Faculty are the development of canola as a major Canadian oilseed crop, the development of soil testing and classification methodology, farm management systems, grain storage systems, grain transportation policy formulation, mosquito control and the role of bees in crop pollination, value-added product development in the food area, the development of alternative crops and the development of the animal industry in the province.

The Faculty's emerging areas of research strength include agricultural biotechnology, climate change, functional foods and nutraceuticals, international agribusiness, manure and waste management, pesticide free production, precision agriculture and water quality and management.

Researchers in field