Production Systems (Plants) Research Theme

The Production Systems Theme encompasses the development of agricultural production systems that enhance profitability. The two main areas of focus are: Animals and Plants.

Production Systems - Plants

Key research areas related to plant production systems include: plant protection, production efficiency, environmental/ecosystem impact, product quality improvement, product diversification, and genetic technologies. In addition, research projects must relate to one of three sectors: edible horticulture, ornamental horticulture, or field crops.

Research related to crop protection (e.g., pest and weed control in field crops) remains a mainstay in this research theme.

OMAFRA partners, including Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers' Association, and Grain Farmers of Ontario play a central role in establishing research priorities.

To learn more about current funding priorities for this theme, click here.

Research Program Director


Production Systems - Plants

Dr. Mary Ruth McDonald

Professor, Department of Plant Agriculture

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