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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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
Following their passion for science
Three new scientists who recently joined the Faculty share their research and teaching plans
Improving fertilizer management
Dr. Mario Tenuta has been named the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Chair in 4R Nutrient Stewardship.
Helping food processors rise to the challenge
Dr. Filiz Koksel used the Canadian Light Source at USask to analyze bubbles in dough to help create healthier bread
Covering exciting research from field to plate and everywhere in between.
Attracting wild bees and other beneficial insects to farmland
Dr. Yvonne Lawley and Dr. Jason Gibbs are testing different on-farm approaches to provide habitat for wild bees and insects that benefit crops as part of a healthy agro-ecosystem. In this podcast we learn about their latest research, plus the many differences between wild bees and honey bees. For starters, Manitoba is home to more than 360 species of wild bees!
Jason Gibbs is an assistant professor in entomology at the University of Manitoba. His research includes pollinator ecology and diversity in agricultural landscapes and native bee conservation. Yvonne Lawley is an assistant professor at the University of Manitoba specializing in corn and soybean agronomy, cover crops and cropping systems design research.
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