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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

New In-Crop Cereal Herbicide Is Tough On Weeds And Gentle On Winter Wheat

Farmers in Ontario and Quebec have a new ally to control challenging broadleaf weeds like ragweed, lamb’s-quarters, vetch and wild buckwheat. Nufarm’s TruSlate™ Pro herbicide delivers proven performance, a wide window of application and exceptional crop safety for your wheat, oat and barley crops.

Conservative MPs call for Liberals to lift carbon tax

Increases to the federal carbon tax will harm the ag sector, Conservative MPs said

GFI ANNOUNCES LAUNCH AT SPROUTS FARMERS MARKET

is pleased to announce its national retail launch into Sprouts Farmers Market in the United States for the Company's Yofiit brand.

Connecting with Indigenous youth in North Bay

One of Bioenterprise Canada’s strategic pillars is building networks and creating opportunity for Indigenous and northern entrepreneurs and innovators in the food and agri-tech sectors, as well as young people.

John Deere’s 2022 Sustainability Report Shows Progress Against Key Goals

released its 2022 Sustainability Report, outlining the company's progress toward delivering more sustainable solutions for customers, employees, dealers, suppliers, shareholders, and supported communities.

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