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Cutting-Edge Crops: Research and Innovation Field Tour

June 13 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm CDT

You are cordially invited to join us at our Cutting-Edge Crops: Research and Innovation Field Tour, hosted in partnership with the University of Manitoba’s (UM) Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences.

NOTE: the Cutting-Edge Crops: Research and Innovation Field Tour will proceed, rain or shine. In the event of rain or poor field conditions, the speaker presentations scheduled after lunch will be indoors.


11 a.m. – Arrival and Networking

11:30 a.m. – Opening Remarks and Introductions

  • Robert Misko – Chair, MCA
  • Dr. Martin Scanlon – Dean, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, UM

11:45 a.m. – Lunch Served

12:15 p.m.  – Setting the Stage (Pam de Rocquigny, MCA)

12:30 p.m.  – Travel to Crop Research Plots

12:45 p.m.  – Crop Breeding: It All Starts with the Seed (Dr. Curt McCartney, UM)

Learn how MCA-funded variety development is supporting agricultural sustainability and climate adaptation through the development of high-yielding crop varieties with improved nutrient-use efficiency and increased resistance to pests, disease and environmental stressors.

1:15 p.m. – Innovation Meets Weed Science (Dr. Rob Gulden, Dr. Dilshan Benaragama and Dr. Nasem Badreldin, UM)

Discover how UM researchers, with support from MCA, are using innovative new tools such as remote sensing drones and artificial intelligence to improve herbicide best management practices and monitor weed resistance across Manitoba. This technology holds great potential to support sustainability by reducing pesticide use while maintaining yields.

1:45 p.m. – Travel to Main Building

2 p.m. – Closing Remarks and Departure


From the Hwy 3 and 13 junction in Carman, head 1.8 kilometres west on 4 Ave SW/MB-245 W. Shortly after passing Rd 25 W/Sexsmith Dr, turn left when you see the sign for Ian N. Morrison Research Farm.


Parking is available south of the main building. There will be signage and students will be on hand providing support. No private vehicles can enter the field areas of the research farm, transportation will be provided during the field tour.


Wear clothing and footwear appropriate for the outdoors. Boot covers will be provided for the field tour.

Land Acknowledgment

The University of Manitoba campuses are located on original lands of Anishinaabeg, Ininewuk, Anisininewuk, Dakota Oyate and Denesuline, and on the National Homeland of the Red River Métis. We respect the Treaties that were made on these territories, we acknowledge the harms and mistakes of the past, and we dedicate ourselves to move forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in a spirit of Reconciliation and collaboration.


June 13
11:00 am - 2:00 pm CDT
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Manitoba Crop Alliance
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University of Manitoba Ian N. Morrison Research Farm
Carman, MB MB R0G 0J0
Carman, Manitoba MB R0G 0J0 Canada
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