This website was initally constructed to supplement the Horticulture Inquiries Service operated by the Univeristy of Manitoba. The website contains a number of frequently asked questions (FAQ) which are representative of inquiries received from the general public. Additional pages will be added as new information becomes available.
For 3 to 4 decades, the Horticulture Inquiries Service was operated by a summer student under the supervision of staff in the horticulture section of the Department of Plant Science, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences. Due to a reduction in Horticulture staff the phone service was discontinued after the 2005 season.
The website was constructed with assistance from staff and students in the Department of Plant Science, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences at the University of Manitoba, including the following: Lorne Adam, Jane Dawson, Linda Pearn, Tara Penner, Bill Remphrey, Cara Ritz and Jessica White.
Reference to commercial products or trade names in these pages and linked publications, therein, is intended for the information and convenience of the reader. Such reference does not constitute an official endorsement or approval by the University of Manitoba, Department of Plant Science of any product or service to the exclusion of others that may be suitable.
The material on the website (including links to other websites) is for informational purposes only. No responsibility is taken for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site.
Always read and observe any instructions and safety information provided by the manufacturers of plant care products and consult local experts and agencies.