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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New Agribusiness prof to leverage economic knowledge to benefit stakeholders
Dr. Alankrita Goswami joined the Department of Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics as Assistant Professor in Supply Chain Disruption in Crop and Livestock Sector on November 1, 2022.
New Biosystems Engineering instructor enjoys helping students tackle complex ideas
Ella Morris joined the Department of Biosystems Engineering as Instructor I (Indigenous Scholar) on September 1, 2022.
New Plant Science prof to use bioinformatics to design resilient crops
Dr. Harmeet Singh Chawla joined the Department of Plant Science as Assistant Professor in Plant Genomics and Genetics on August 15, 2022.
Immunizing canola against blackleg
A promising biological blackleg control mechanism may help farmers mitigate the worst effects of blackleg in canola.
New biosystems engineering instructor helps students explore meaningful careers
Natasha Jacobson joined the Department of Biosystems Engineering as Instructor II on July 1, 2022.
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.
Research chair dedicated to integrated weed management
Dr. Dilshan Benaragama is the Manitoba Crop Protection Chair in Weed Management, thanks to the support of grower organizations. He will help producers with integrated management tools and strategies.
Supporting public health nutrition for all
Leslie Redmond joined the Department of Food and Human Nutritional Sciences as Assistant Professor in Food, Culture and Health on July 1, 2022.
New soil science professor pursues sustainable phosphorus management
Joanne Thiessen Martens joined the Department of Soil Science as Assistant Professor in Soil Chemistry and Fertility on August 1, 2022.
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).
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.
Covering exciting research from field to plate and everywhere in between.
Dynamics of the current supply and demand for canola and wheat
The recent price spikes in the spring of 2022 were well outside all forecasts. Derek Brewin and David Simonot discuss the dynamics of the current supply and demand for canola and wheat and discuss some possible drivers for the rapid price rise this spring.
Dr. Derek Brewin, is the Head of Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics, University of Manitoba and David Simonot is a Crops Intelligence Specialist at Manitoba Agriculture.
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