The Department of Plant Science is one of seven departments in the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences and draws together expertise in both the applied and basic sciences. Programs of study and research, leading to the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees, are offered in the following areas:
Agronomy and plant protection
Plant breeding and genetics
The Department of Plant Science maintains an active research program directed at developing superior cultivars and new production systems suited to the changing needs of Manitoba farmers and the agri-food industry, and is involved in international activities and training and development programs with many countries, including China.
Since its origin in 1937, the Department has maintained a leading role in agricultural research in Canada. Its achievements in rapeseed and canola breeding and in cereal breeding and cytogenetics are known world-wide. The Department of Plant Science has excellent research facilities, including:
Ample greenhouse space and controlled-environment chambers
Horticultural-research storage building
60 hectare field research station situated on campus, within walking distance of the Plant Science building
165 hectare field-research station located at Carman, Manitoba on prime agricultural soil
The Plant Science Department maintains an excellent working relationship and is involved in joint projects with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada scientists and with Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives specialists. There is extensive cooperative research with agricultural-based industries.
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