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Horticulture Research International

Department of Plant Science (Univ. of Manitoba) / University of Manitoba / Canada

Address
Agriculture Bldg. 222
Manitoba

Town/City
Winnipeg

POST/ZIP code
R3T 2N2

Telephone No.
(+1) 204-474-8221

Fax Number
(+1) 204-474-7528

Email Address
Murray_Ballance@umanitoba.ca

Web Address
www.umanitoba.ca

Private Enterprise
no

Organisational Structure
The Department of Plant Science plays an important role in educating both undergraduate and graduate students in basic plant sciences and applied crop production. As well, it 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. The Department has a large laboratory and greenhouse complex and excellent field facilities for training students and conducting research in areas such as plant breeding, molecular genetics, host-pathogen interactions, agronomy and crop management, weed control and physiology. Research spans a wide range of crops including potatoes, cereals, alfalfa, canola and both tame and native grasses. In recent years the Department has maintained its long-standing strengths in areas such as crop breeding, plant pathology and horticultural science, and placed new emphasis on cropping systems research, forage production and plant biotechnology. This is reflected in the teaching curriculum, as well as in the research program.

Number of Qualified Staff
3

Elevation
215 m

Annual Rainfall
500 mm

Hours of Sunshine
2200

Commodity
field crops, vegetables, woody horticultural plants

Discipline
crop science, breeding, biotechnology, culture (crop production), crop protection, post-harvest (physiology, handling)

Staff:
Ballance, G.M.
Pritchard, M.K.
Remphrey, W.R.


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