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Q Fever - Paula Menzies

Added by SPARK*Air on July 9, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Mycotoxins - Schaafsma

Added by SPARK*Air on July 9, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Cheryl Trueman - Tackling Bacterial Spot and Speck

Added by SPARK*Air on May 25, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Albert Tenuta - Early response tools for the field

OMAFRA Field Crop Plant Pathologist Albert Tenuta is working on an early warning system for producers, which will be able to identify diseases before they are visible in the field.



This is done using sentinel plots across North America which use spore samples to assess crop disease risk for producers.



Tenuta hopes to expand the network in future so more producers can benefit from this disease monitoring…

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Added by SPARK*Air on January 11, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Lilly Tamburic-Ilincic - Fusarium Headblight Resistant Wheat

University of Guelph Prof Lilly Tamburic-Ilincic is developing a Fusarium Headblight Resistant Winter Wheat at the UofG Ridgetown Campus. Tamburic-Ilincic hopes to help farmers gain an advantage by growing this new variety in Ontario. This will provide farmers with a price premium and reduce the costs of transportation to…

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Added by SPARK*Air on December 29, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

John Cant - Selenium in Dairy Cattle

Prof John Cant and PhD student Scott Cieslar fed organic-selenium-enriched diets to 80 cows at the Elora Dairy Research Station, and took samples of their mammary tissue. Now, they are analyzing the mammary cells to see if the selenium affected their survival and anti-oxidant…

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Added by SPARK*Air on December 22, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

David Hooker - The SMART Initiative

The SMART Initiative is a projects run in part by Prof David Hooker and Horst Bohner. The Strategic Management Adding Revenue Today program aims to help farmers increase the yield and productivity of soybean and wheat…

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Added by SPARK*Air on December 15, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Derek Haley - Two Stage Weaning in Beef Cattle

University of Guelph Professor Derek Haley explains his research into the use of nose flaps to wean beef cattle. The Use of the flap reduces the stress on calves and increases the health and welfare of the animal. This is the second video in a series of twelve created by SPARK for…

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Added by SPARK*Air on December 8, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Bonnie Mallard - High Immune Response Technology



University of Guelph Researcher Bonnie Mallard has developed a safe, natural and accurate test called High Immune Response for dairy cattle. The technology identifies animals with High Immune systems for breeding…

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Added by SPARK*Air on December 1, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Agriculture Headlines from Farms.com Canada East News - click on title for full story

Confirmed finding of African swine fever in Haiti

Following the confirmed finding of African swine fever (ASF) in the Dominican Republic in July 2021, ASF has since been confirmed in Haiti.

Ag In The Classroom Launches Virtual Farm Tour Program

Agriculture in the Classroom Manitoba (AITC-M) has launched Follow the Farmers, a new virtual farm tour program for students in Grades 3-6. “This new program will help bring farming and agriculture to classrooms across the province in a time when getting out to a farm is just not possible,” said Sue Clayton, AITC-M’s Executive Director. “Since students can’t go to the farm, we’re bringing the farms to them, giving them the opportunity to learn, ask questions and increase their overall ag literacy.”

Grain Growers of Canada congratulate PM Justin Trudeau, urge a renewed focus on farmers’ priorities

The Grain Growers of Canada would like to congratulate Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party of Canada on their results in yesterday’s federal election.

Governments Investing $2.5 million to Bring Agri-food Research to Market

The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing $2.5 million to turn innovative ideas and solutions into marketable products that will strengthen Ontario’s agri-food sector and ensure Ontarians continue to have access to safe, high quality food the province is known for.

De Dell Seeds Has Turned Over a New Leaf

De Dell Seeds has turned over a new leaf, and transferred its ownership and management to the next generation. Founded by Vince Trudell in 1999, De Dell Seeds has grown and evolved over the past 22 years while maintaining its family roots.

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