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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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
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.
Expanding animal nutrition understanding
Dr. Martin Nyachoti works to improve livestock diets while reducing the environmental footprint.
Sharing a career of soil science expertise
Dr. Don Flaten has tirelessly engaged with producers, industry groups and the general public for more than three decades.
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
[PHOTO CREDIT: Jason Gibbs]
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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