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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…
Added by SPARK*Air on January 11, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments
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…Continue
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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…Continue
Added by SPARK*Air on December 22, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by SPARK*Air on December 15, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by SPARK*Air on December 8, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by SPARK*Air on December 1, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments