Research themes

Lab technician preparing a sample.

Plant biotechnology, genomics and bioinformatics

Functional genomics of cereal crops; computational biology of plant defence genes; development of bioinformatics software and analytical methodologies; canola genomics with focuses on gene functional analysis of resistance to blackleg, clubroot and other traits.

Corn root

Plant physiology-biochemistry

Study of plant hemoglobins and their function in growth; physiological and molecular regulation with emphasis on the role of plant hemoglobins; elucidating hormonal regulation of the performance and abiotic stress tolerance of cereal crops.

Pigs foraging on corn.

Organic crop productions

Long-term organic rotation studies; crop-livestock interaction; farmer participatory crop variety development for organic production; and organic crop agronomy.

Research programs and activities


In addition to on and off-campus field research stations, undergraduate students, graduate students and researchers have access to well-equipped, state-of-the-art laboratories, ample greenhouse space, and controlled-environment growth chambers.

  • Aerial view of the Ian M. Morrison Research Farm.

    Ian N. Morrison Research Farm

    Located near Carman, Manitoba, this 406 acre facility provides the land base and equipment for plot field research.

  • An aerial photo of the Glenlea Research Station during summer.

    Glenlea Research Station

    The station provides the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences with facilities and services necessary for its teaching, research and outreach programs.

  • A field at The Point with bee hives in the background.

    The Point Field Research Laboratory

    Located on the main University of Manitoba campus, the Point is used for agronomy, plant breeding, horticulture, physiology and plant pathology research.

  • Seedlings in a growth chamber.

    Greenhouse and growth complex

    Our greenhouse and growth facility include research laboratories well equipped to carry out molecular, physiological, agronomic, pathology and genetic research.

Contact Us

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