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Researchers by department

Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics

Animal Science

Biosystems Engineering

Entomology

Food and Human Nutritional Sciences

Plant Science

Dr. Douglas Cattani

Dr. Douglas Cattani

Primary areas of interest are in perennial crop breeding and agronomy, (intermediate wheatgrass and perennial sunflower). Emphasis is crop adaptation to new environments, response to agronomic interventions on phenological development. Other interests; herbaceous perennials for forage and bioenergy; crop development for expansion into boreal and northern areas of Canada.

Dr. Robert Duncan

Dr. Robert Duncan

Rob's research focuses genetics and breeding canola and rapeseed for improved quality and performance across western Canada. Traits of interest include protein quality and content, oil content, fatty acid composition, abiotic and biotic stress tolerance.

Dr. Yvonne Lawley

Dr. Yvonne Lawley

Agronomy and cropping systems research
Cover Crops
Plant and soil interactions
Plant and soil management to address agricultural and environmental challenges

Curt McCartney, Department of Plant Science, Associate Professor

Dr. Curt McCartney

Focused on breeding hard red winter wheat varieties for western Canada and the genetics of resistance to Fusarium head blight (FHB), rust diseases, and orange wheat blossom midge. He is interested in the development and implementation of DNA markers in wheat breeding through marker-assisted and genomic selection.

Soil Science

Dr. Joanne Thiessen Martens

Dr. Joanne Thiessen Martens

Joanne’s research program focuses on nutrient flows in agroecosystems, especially phosphorus dynamics in soil-plant systems. Her research interests also include soil fertility management in alternative agricultural production systems, such as organic production, integrated crop-livestock systems, and diversified cropping systems, as well as the use of recycled fertilizers.

Our research is funded by local, national, and international funding agencies. Researchers are funded by all three of the Tri-Council Agencies (Canadian Institute of Health Research, Natural Science and Engineering Research Council, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council), as well as by other funding agencies, such as, Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Research Manitoba, Canada Foundation for Innovation and Mitacs.

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