Plants provide food, raw materials, and a healthy environment, and are the cornerstone for life on earth. Plant Science is key to understanding and enhancing plant life. Research in the Department of Plant Agriculture is divided into four areas: Plant Biochemistry and Physiology, Plant Breeding and Genetics, Crop Production Systems, and Bio products.
Plant Agriculture is strongly rooted in crop science and horticultural science but we now encompass applied bioinformatics; molecular genetics; genomics; field, horticultural and greenhouse crops; plant breeding; turf and grassland studies; environmental sustainability; weed science/ecology; and the use of plant materials for health, fibres and industrial products. Furthermore, we recognize that society’s expectations of agriculture are changing to include a wide range of health and environmental services such as producing food with nutraceuticals, protecting biodiversity, mitigating climate change and providing alternative energy sources.
Plant Biochemistry and Physiology
Plant Breeding and Genetics
Crop Production Systems
R&D Bio-Based Plastics
6 January 2020
University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East,
N1G 2W1, Canada
Students require an MSc degree by thesis in a field appropriate to the proposed area of specialization with a minimum B average.
English Language Proficiency
Canadian Academic English Language Test (CAEL) - 70
International English Language Testing System (Academic) (IELTS) - 6.5
Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) - 85
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE-A) Note: A minimum score of 60 must be achieved in each individual component - 60
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT)) Note: A minimum score of 21 must be achieved in each of the four categories (listening, speaking, reading, writing) – 89