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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

Government of Canada invests $945,000 to further protect Prince Edward Island farm workers during COVID-19

The Government of Canada recognizes the critical role of the food supply chain and is committed to improving the safety of these workplaces.

CFO’s Fall Virtual Industry Insight Meeting Provides Opportunity for Sector Collaboration

Chicken Farmers of Ontario (CFO) hosted the second semi-annual Virtual CFO Industry Insight Meeting of 2020. The online meeting was attended by numerous industry representatives, including primary processors, feed manufacturers, veterinarians, transporters, hatcheries, government, academia, and other allied industry partners.

Delivering High-Speed Internet in Essex County

Canada and Ontario are delivering on their commitment to create even more economic and educational opportunities in rural, remote and underserved areas of the province through an improved, modern broadband network in Southwestern Ontario.

AgScape announces appointment of new Executive Director

AgScape released today that Taylor Selig, an experienced leader, has been promoted as Executive Director. Selig will focus on continuing AgScape’s mission of empowering Ontario students by increasing awareness and igniting interest in careers in the agriculture & food industries.

Merlo’s First Electric Telehandler Leading the Green Revolution

Merlo machines are instantly recognizable by their classic green paint, but with their first-ever fully-electric telehandler they now have a truly green machine in their inventory.

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