The Agriculture Building consists of three sections and is shared by the Department of Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics, the Department of Plant Science, the administrative offices of the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, the School of Agriculture and the Newman Library. The building also contains modern classrooms and laboratories for teaching. The Department’s greenhouse and growth facility complex is directly attached to this building. The research laboratories are well equipped to carry out molecular, physiological, agronomic, pathology and genetic research.
The “Point” Field Research Laboratory
Located on the main University of Manitoba campus, the “Point” is a 106 acre parcel of land located on an oxbow of the Red River. The Point is used for agronomy, plant breeding, horticulture, physiology and plant pathology research. A full line of small plot field research equipment is available at the Point. The Point buildings house crop handling, drying and seed storage areas.
Ian N. Morrison Research Farm, Carman and Region Facility
This 406 acre facility is located 70 kms southwest of Winnipeg (click here for directions to Carman) and is operated by the Department of Plant Science. In addition to the landbase and equipment storage facilities, there is a building with wet lab, seed lab and cleaning equipment, computer facilities, and classrooms for teaching and extension programs. A full line of small plot field research equipment is available at the site. Manitoba Agriculture’s “Soils and Crops Branch” is located in Carman, and provides an excellent opportunity for U of M faculty and provincial extension specialists to work together.
Glenlea Research Station
This approximately 1000 acre facility located 20 km south of Winnipeg, is operated by the Department of Animal Science and houses the University’s dairy and swine herds. The Glenlea long-term crop rotation study is located at this station. Other plant science activities at Glenlea include the High Erucic Acid Rapeseed Breeding program.
Agriculture and AgriFood Canada
Agriculture and AgriFood Canada (AAFC) has two centres in Manitoba, the Cereal Research Centre located in Morden, and the Brandon Research Centre . The Morden Cereal Research Centre focuses on the development of technologies that enhance profitability and environment sustainability as well as contribute to the health and wellness of Canadians. Supported by a unique human nutrition platform, the centre is dedicated to the development of superior varieties of high quality and disease resistant cereals, oilseeds and pulse crops that minimize producer risks and enhance opportunities in sustainable crop systems.The Brandon Research Station specializes in sustainable crop and land management, and thereby provides a very good fit with our agronomy interests here at the University of Manitoba. There are typically between 5 and 10 graduate students working with adjunct professors within the two AAFC research stations as well as collaborative research between faculty and AAFC researchers.