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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Richardson Centre has new name, new mission
The Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals at the University of Manitoba has changed its name – it is now officially the Richardson Centre for Food Technology and Research (RCFTR).
Celebrating a lifetime of research contributions in grain storage
Dr. Digvir Jayas will add another well-deserved honour to his list of accolades later this year when he will be inducted to the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame in recognition for his lifelong contributions to the agricultural sector and in particular his research achievements in stored grain research.
New testing tools
Researchers develop rapid molecular diagnostic tools for detecting herbicide resistant redroot pigweed populations.
Food scientist recognized for processing expertise
Dr. Filiz Koksel received the Rh Institute Foundation Emerging Researcher Award in the Applied Sciences category, in recognition of her accomplishments in bringing Canadian crops from the field to our tables, and in transforming these crops into foods with superb palatability and nutritional value.
Exploring genetic selection for feed efficiency
Using CT scanning, Argenis Rodas-Gonzalez and his team explored variation in growth performance and nutrient digestibility in genotyped boars.
Crop diversity holds key to pest management
Meet Crystal Almdal, MSc student in Entomology, who is studying how the landscape surrounding soybean fields affects aphid control.
Crop research capacity enhanced with equipment funding
The Western Grains Research Foundation has announced funding of $2.8 million to help purchase field and analytical equipment at the University of Manitoba.
FREE PRESS: Inflation spurs need for food-costing data
Joyce Slater, Food and Human Nutritional Sciences, shared an op-ed on the importance of collecting and distributing food pricing.
The Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences has received $5 million in funding to help achieve its goal of becoming one of North America’s top crop research training institutions.
Food chemist receives recognition
Rotimi Aluko, Food and Human Nutritional Sciences, is being honoured for his significant contributions to food science research.
Contribution to Organization funding assists innovation
The CtO program provides up to $5,000 in funding to enterprises for technical assistance performed within the Faculty.
Protein strategy to position Manitoba as leader
Manitoba took another major step toward becoming a global leader in sustainable protein production with the release of the Manitoba Protein Research Strategy, a comprehensive research plan that will form the blueprint for the province’s ultimate success in this burgeoning market segment.
Covering exciting research from field to plate and everywhere in between.
The role of cattle in the environment
More complex than the simple "Cattle = GHG" sound bite
In this podcast Dr. Kim Ominski explores the impact of cattle and the environment. She presents an equation where impacts of GHG as well as benefits such as biodiversity and carbon sequestration are considered. What cattle eat, how they affect the environment, and the research being done to further improve the sustainability of livestock production systems in Canada are covered.
Kim Ominski is a professor at the University of Manitoba and Director of the National Centre for Livestock and the Environment. Her multi-disciplinary research program focuses on strategies for improving the long term sustainability of beef cattle production systems.
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