Tue, Jul 17, 2018
3:40pm to 4:20pm
details coming soon
Mario is a Professor of Applied Soil Ecology at the University of Manitoba. His training includes a B.Sc. in Botany and Physical Geography, a M.Sc. in Soil Science, a Ph.D. in Plant Sciences, and Post-Doctoral research in Nematology.
Mario leads The Soil Ecology Laboratory at the University of Manitoba. From 2006 to 2016 he served as the Canada Research Chair in Applied Soil Ecology. The laboratory tackles applied questions to give farmers and industry solutions to increase profitability while improving soil and environmental health. Together with many colleagues, his team has addressed many soil related issues, including; improving nitrogen use efficiency of crops, mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions, documenting the benefits of 4R nutrient management practices, development of rapid molecular tests and field surveys of emerging soilborne diseases and nematode pests of crops, and comparison of sustainability of production systems on the Canadian Prairies.