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University of Manitoba researchers Mario Tenuta, Don Flaten and Xiaopeng Gao, along with provincial soil fertility specialist John Heard, were at the field tour site July 23 to answer questions.

Self-guided 4R tour brings new research in era of COVID-19

Through video, University of Manitoba researchers presented new research on increasing nitrogen use efficiency in grain corn

Soil fertility specialists from the University of Manitoba brought the latest “4R” research to the public while keeping a healthy distance, thanks to an innovative self-guided field tour July 23-25 near Carman. “The beauty of a self-guided tour is that people can do it at their leisure,” soil ecology professor, Mario Tenuta told the Manitoba

QR codes (shown above) will be located at field stations along the self-guided tour.

Novel 4R Nutrient Stewardship Self-Guided Field Days created

COVID-19 changed lots of things, including this year's 4R event July 23-25

Because of the novel coronavirus, there’s now also the novel 4R Nutrient Stewardship Self-Guided Field Days July 23-25, three miles north of PTH 3 on PTH 13 near Carman. “This is something very different,” University of Manitoba soil ecology professor Mario Tenuta said in an interview July 14. There are 15 stations to learn various


Back when women weren’t soil scientists, Cindy Grant had to convince others agriculture research was the right place for her.

From convincing teachers agriculture was a real career to international honours

This retired AAFC soil researcher earned a long list of awards and honours while living on a farm and raising a family near Minnedosa

Cynthia Grant became a research scientist, just as she dreamed about while growing up on a farm near Minnedosa, but along the way she was also a pioneer. Her soil and agronomy research at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s (AAFC) Brandon Research Centre has been recognized with numerous Canadian and international awards and honours. The most

Saskatchewan government signs onto 4R fertilizer stewardship

The Saskatchewan government has agreed to work with Fertilizer Canada to promote adoption of fertilizer application practices using the 4R stewardship model. “Saskatchewan has long promoted 4R Nutrient Stewardship and many farmers have adopted it as best practice. This agreement will further that work, contributing to greater on-farm sustainability and environmental stewardship in Saskatchewan,” Agriculture