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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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Manitoba Co-operator: The autonomous age will require human interface
Danny Mann's research on autonomous farm machinery has focused on ergonomics, or the human interface with machines.
Governments of Canada and Manitoba invest nearly $100,000 to upgrade horticulture storage facility
The investment will allow researchers to conduct post-harvest potato storage research that will be representative of on-farm storage at potato producer operations.
Top Crop Manager: Crop collaboration
A Three Sisters project led by Victoria Smelko, master’s student in Entomology, aims to increase diversity and build community.
Op-ed: It's time Canada funded advanced diabetes treatment
Dylan MacKay comments on why new glucose monitoring technology should be accessible to all Canadians.
It's been 101 years since the discovery of insulin made survival as a person with Type 1 diabetes possible.
CBC: It might bug you, but University of Manitoba’s insect collection is key to understanding the world
Some are smaller than a fingernail, others wider than a splayed hand. Some catch the light in an iridescent shimmer while others have long antennae or furry legs.
Better Farming Prairies: Reading FHB Resistance Ratings
Learn more about how Fusarium head blight (FHB) resistance ratings are created, and how UM research helps guide breeding programs towards FHB resistance.
Immunizing canola against blackleg
A promising biological blackleg control mechanism may help farmers mitigate the worst effects of blackleg in canola.
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.
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.
Learn more about role of the new Chair.
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).
Covering exciting research from field to plate and everywhere in between.
A conversation about natural systems agriculture with Dr. Martin Entz
Laura Telford, Organic Specialist with Manitoba Agriculture, has a conversation with long-time organic researcher, Martin Entz. They discuss the current activities of the Natural Systems Agriculture Lab at the University of Manitoba, and its role in fostering organic production in Canada.
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