• Rob Duncan
  • Professor, Department of Plant Science

    University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
    Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences
    305  Plant Science Building
    66 Dafoe Road
    Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

    204 474-6076


  • PhD. University of California, Davis
  • MSc. University of Manitoba
  • BSc. University of Manitoba


  • PLNT 7170: Advanced Plant Breeding 
  • PLNT 3520: Principles of Plant Improvement


Research interests

Dr. Duncan's research focuses on the genetics and breeding of Brassica species. Dr. Duncan leads the high erucic acid rapeseed and canola hybrid development program at the University of Manitoba. The Brassica breeding team develops and releases cultivars that are grown by farmers in Western Canada. The Brassica breeding team focus on improving agronomic performance, disease resistance and seed quality.

Current research projects

  • High erucic acid rapeseed and canola cultivar development
  • Improvement of clubroot and blackleg resistance in Brassica species
  • Adding value to seed quality in Brassica species
  • Genomic prediction for improving hybrid performance


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