Canada-Manitoba Crop Diversification Centre

Canada-Manitoba Crop Diversification Centre logoThe Manitoba Crop Diversification Centre (MCDC) was established between the Government of Canada, the Government of Manitoba, and Manitoba Horticulture Productivity Enhancement Centre Inc. (MHPEC).  The Centre’s mission, in brief, is to facilitate the development and adoption of science-based solutions for agricultural crop production.  This is accomplished through the design, development and adaptation of best management practices with a focus on water management, crop diversification and environmental stewardship.  Its strategic areas include sustainable irrigation, sustainable potato production, improving the environmental sustainability of intensive crop production, and crop diversification.

Annual Reports

2018 CMCDC Annual Report

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Haider Abbas
Diversification Specialist
Manitoba Agriculture & Resource Development


Advisory Committee

Partnership between Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Manitoba Department of Agriculture and Manitoba Horticulture Productivity Enhancement Centre (McCain Foods, Simplot, Keystone Potato Producer’s Association).

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2019 Prairie Cover Crop Survey

Add your voice to our 5 minute survey: On Twitter – @YvonneLawley_UM look for the pinned link to the survey at the top of Dr. Lawley’s Twitter feed On any devise with a web browser using this link: By email...

Fusarium Head Blight Mitigation

The Manitoba Diversification Centres are pleased to participate in a prairie-wide project to develop weather-based models to assess the risk of FHB infection and DON in spring wheat, winter wheat, barley and durum.  The study will develop an interactive prairie-wide...

Harvest Season started at Manitoba’s Crop Diversification Centres!

Mid August marks the start of the harvest season for farmers around Manitoba. Its also the start of plot harvesting at the Manitoba’s Crop Diversification Centres. Plots of winter wheat, fall rye, spring wheat, barley, oats, lentils, peas, and mustard are being or...

Governments Invest More Than $4.8 Million for Agriculture Research

May 24, 2019 GOVERNMENTS INVEST MORE THAN $4.8 MILLION FOR AGRICULTURE RESEARCH As part of the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, the Canadian and Manitoba governments are investing more than $4.8 million for 22 projects under the Ag Action Manitoba Research and...

Growing Organic?

Manitoba Organic Alliance highlights; Phosphorus in your cropping system Composted vs. raw manure Research update — Parkland Crop Diversification Centre Equipment Review What you missed in the coffee shop!...

Upcoming Events


June 2020 (TBA), 130 Lowson Crescent, Winnipeg and 1290 Kenaston Blvd, Winnipeg

Crops-A-Palooza 2020

July 28, 2020, Carberry, MB