People at a field day walk through oat field.

Undergraduate programs

When you study plant science at the University of Manitoba, you will develop a solid foundation across the fields of crop and ecosystem management, agronomy, and advanced biotechnology.

Plant Science BSc program courses

Course outlines

BSc Agriculture (Plant Biotechnology) information in the Academic Calendar

BSc Agriculture (Agronomy) information in the Academic Calendar

Plant Science Diploma in Agriculture courses

PLNT 0410 Crop Production Principles and Practices
PLNT 0750 Forage and Pasture Management
PLNT 0760 Crop Production Specialization and Innovation
PLNT 0770 Weed Management
PLNT 0780 Plant Disease Management
PLNT 0820 Organic Crop Production on the Prairies

Course outlines

Program information is available in the Academic Calendar

Graduate programs

The department offers courses leading to MSc and PhD degrees. Our researchers are leaders in canola and cereal breeding, cytogenetics and plant biotechnology.

  • Our research focus is on five main areas: agronomy and plant protection; plant breeding and genetics; sustainable cropping systems; plant physiology-biochemistry; plant biotechnology, genomics and bioinformatics.

    Our graduate students work alongside internationally recognized researchers in our laboratory, greenhouse and field facilities.

  • Canola breeding team in greenhouse

Research and facilities

The Department of Plant Science has active research programs directed at developing superior cultivars and new production systems suited to the changing needs of producers and the agri-food industry.

  • Lab technician puts sample in centrifuge.
  • Our researchers are involved in international activities, and training and development with many countries. The Department maintains excellent working relationships and is involved in joint projects with scientists and specialists from both federal and provincial government agricultural agencies and with industrial partners.

    Research facilities include an ample greenhouse, environment controlled chambers, state-of-the-art laboratories, and two field research stations.


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Staff and student resources

Contact us

Department of Plant Science
Room 222 Agriculture Building
66 Dafoe Road
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada