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Dr. Martin Entz.

Entz honoured by Organic Trade Association

Plant scientist recognized for contributions to organic agriculture

Dr. Martin Entz, Professor in the Department of Plant Science, was honoured by the Canada Organic Trade Association with the Leadership in Organic Science Award during the 10th anniversary Organic Week Celebration in Toronto on Sept. 11, 2019. The Organic Science Award is awarded to an individual who has demonstrated a significant impact through their research

U of M researcher recognized for revolutionary work in grain storage

Digvir Jayas changed industry understanding of grain storage worldwide, U of M president says

A University of Manitoba researcher will be recognized for work that revolutionized grain storage, the school said September 17. Digvir Jayas, vice-president (research and international) at the U of M, has received the 2019 Sir John William Dawson Medal from the Royal Society of Canada. The biennial award is “for important and sustained contributions in


The 112th diploma of agriculture graduating class at the University of Manitoba.

Fifty-eight ag students graduate at U of M

This is the 112th diploma graduating class from the school

Fifty-eight students received their diplomas in agriculture at the convocation of the University of Manitoba’s School of Agriculture held May 3. Michelle Pottinger of Neep­awa received the Governor General’s Bronze Medal, an award given to the graduate with the highest academic standing in the program. Dawson Sabourin from St. Jean Baptiste received the President’s Medal,

New dean of Agriculture and Food Sciences appointed at U of M

Dr. Karin Wittenberg begins a three-year term effective Jan. 1, 2015

Dr. Karin Wittenberg has been appointed Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences at the University of Manitoba. She begins a three-year term effective January 1, 2015. A professor in the Department of Animal Science, Wittenberg has served as Acting Dean of the Faculty since July 2014. Prior to this position, she led

Dry soils offer risks and rewards for fall nitrogen applications

Dry soil conditions this fall offer both opportunities and challenges for fall nitrogen application. The risk and success of such operations depend on soil characteristics, weather conditions and machinery operations. Opportunities Usually growers are advised to delay application as long as possible in the fall so soils are cool, in order to prevent or delay


Past Grads Honoured By University Of Manitoba

Two past graduates of the University of Manitoba’s faculty of agricultural and food sciences were recognized recently for their outstanding contributions to Manitoba’s agricultural community. Harold Froese, egg producer and industry leader, and Herm Martens, community leader and dedicated volunteer, received Certificates of Merit from the faculty of agricultural and food sciences at the University

Avoid Bed Bug Infestations

An entomologist with the University of Manitoba is encouraging the public to be cautious when buying used furniture to avoid having their homes become infested with bed bugs. The bed bug is a relatively flat, reddish-coloured, wingless, biting insect that feeds on blood at all stages of development and it tends to hide in cracks