Manitoba Agriculture and Food Knowledge Exchange
The MAKE - Manitoba Agriculture and Food Knowledge Exchange - where we share Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences research that is shaping agriculture and food production in Manitoba and around the world. Research covers protein foods innovations, food safety and nutrition, crop breeding, animal care, environment health, sustainability practices to continuously improve our shared food system and more.
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Breeding perennial wheatgrass
Doug Cattani has been working to develop Prairie-friendly intermediate wheatgrass (IWG) cultivars for the last decade.
Digital agronomy professor to explore new technologies
Nasem Badreldin joined the Department of Soil Science as Assistant Professor in Digital Agronomy on July 1.
Powered by Plants: The Prairie Plant Protein Project
The Prairie Research Kitchen collaborated with the University of Manitoba’s Department of Food and Human Nutritional Sciences, as well as the ARD-Food Development Centre to research new, innovative applications for Prairie plant proteins, including a variety of pulses, soybeans, and hemp.
Prairie wheat research groups commit $3.5 million to UM for wheat breeding activities
The Canadian Wheat Research Coalition (CWRC), alongside the Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF) and the Saskatchewan Winter Cereals Development Commission (SWCDC), have committed funding to a core breeding agreement with the University of Manitoba.
The not so sweet truth about food politics
Identifying inequities in Canadian food policies is what Natalie Riediger undertakes.
Advancing digital agriculture training
Western Economic Diversification is supporting the development and adoption of Digital Smart Farm technology, as well as maximizing knowledge transfer from academia to industry.
Developing real-world solutions to food and nutrition security
Miyoung Suh is working with Opaskwayak Cree Nation (OCN) to develop a smart vertical farming initiative for the community that will benefit many Manitobans, with funding from the Implementing Smart Cities Interventions to Build Healthy Cities (SMART) Training Platform
Her research team includes Carla Taylor, Peter Zahradka (UM/CCARM), Natalie Riediger and Kyle Bobiwash
Manitoba Crop Alliance and University of Manitoba advancing Canadian Agriculture through new research facility
Manitoba Crop Alliance contributes $500,000 toward Prairie Crops & Soils Research Facility
Breeding better crops the goal of new plant science professor
Curt McCartney joined the Department of Plant Science as Associate Professor in Plant Breeding and Genetics on November 1.
New animal science professor seeks to improve animal, human health
Meagan King joined the Department of Animal Science as Assistant Professor in Animal Physiology and Welfare on January 1.
Meet Nandika Bandara, the new Canada Research Chair in Food Proteins and Bioproducts.
Nandika Bandara, the new Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Food Proteins and Bioproducts recently joined the UM as an assistant professor
Driving new research collaborations
Dr. Jim House will lead the development of a new Protein Research Strategy and the establishment of a research chair to advance the Manitoba Protein Advantage strategy
Covering exciting research from field to plate and everywhere in between.
Antibiotic alternatives for livestock management
Antibiotic alternatives can promote growth, boost the immune system, and prevent intestinal diseases, thus improving gut health and function in poultry and swine. In this podcast, Drs. Martin Nyachoti and Chengbo Yang discuss with Amy Johnston the results of research they and others have conducted at the Department of Animal Science, University of Manitoba on various antibiotic alternatives. Although those in-feed antibiotic alternatives can help maintain a healthy gut in poultry and swine, the role of good nutritional strategies, and health and husbandry management practices are also discussed.
Amy Johnston is a provincial poultry specialist with the Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development. Dr. Chengbo Yang, Associate Professor, Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences. Dr Martin Nyachoti, Professor and Head of the Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, University of Manitoba.
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