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SPARK*Air's Blog (10)

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

Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show Launches Digital Show Amidst Dozens of Agriculture Event Cancellations

Canada’s Digital Farm Show will, in true outdoor farm show fashion, deliver interactive content from the field, giving participants a unique vantage point to see equipment and agricultural technology in a way they have not been able to before.

LOCAL LEAF OPENS VERTICAL FARMING FACILITY

New Canadian agtech company Local Leaf Farms has opened its first vertical farming facility. It produces hyper-local produce, directly addressing many of the challenges of food production highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Putting Hay into a Cash Crop Rotation

The soil health benefits of having a perennial forage in the crop rotation are better than any cover crop, because its living roots are in the soil for much longer.

4-H Ontario Receives $50,000 Donation to Youth Mental Health Program

4-H Ontario is pleased to announce the organization has received a $50,000 donation from Trillium Mutual Insurance’s ROOTS Community Fund to support 4-H’s Taking Our Mental Health To Heart Program.

3 tips for bringing new ideas to the farm

Broaching potential change with family and business partners – for livestock, cover crop strategies and marketing plans – is not without its difficulties. Proactive communication strategies and putting ideas to paper can make a real difference.

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