The PCSR Facility will allow us to accelerate soil and crop research far beyond what is currently possible. Our scientists will be able to establish more sophisticated field trials and improve the quantity, quality, and efficiency of seed, soil, and plan sample processing and archiving.
UM students and faculty will be able to better integrate soil, crop, entomology, livestock, and engineering research to make crop production in Western Canada more sustainable. Furthermore, we can expect to attract and retain top scientists and students whose field studies will advance nutrient management, cropping system design, digital agronomy solutions, and breeding.
The research enabled through this initiative will contribute to economic vitality in Canada and enhance global food security and agricultural sustainability.