The Department of Soil Science provides instruction in land resources, and their use and management, to diploma, undergraduate, and graduate students in several faculties. Teaching and research is focused on the sustainability and productivity of the land base, enhancement of crop and livestock production, and maintenance of soil, water and food quality as affected by agriculture and other human activities.
Current research includes studies on remediation of land, utilization of fertilizers and manures, production of potatoes, nitrate accumulation and fate in soils, fate of pesticides in soil and aquatic environments, production of greenhouse gases by agricultural systems, catalysis by soil clays, soil organic matter, fate and bioavailability of heavy metals, and landscape based farming. Staff from Manitoba Agriculture, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Environment Canada, and other departments of the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences are collaborators on many projects.
For more information on work being done by the Department of Soil Science, please visit the following research pages: