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SPARK*Air's Blog – December 2011 Archive (5)

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

Talks start on possible new poultry research centre in Elora

A new research centre is among the action plans listed as part of Ontario's Grow Ontario Strategy, released earlier this week

Latest Capital Raise Fuels GoodLeaf Farms' National Expansion

Canada's first and largest commercial indoor vertical farm operation, has closed a successful financing round that will fuel expansion of its technology-driven, innovative indoor vertical farms into Eastern and Western Canada.

USask prof creates new cattle health podcast

A new podcast discusses cattle health issues from a Canadian perspective

U of G Student Receives Inaugural AgCareers.com Scholarship

A University of Guelph student has won the first-ever Canadian Feed Your Future Scholarship presented by AgCareers.com.  

Ontario losing productive farmland at alarming rate

The Ontario Federation of Agriculture is reaching out to the public, asking for them to support a campaign to raise awareness about disappearing agricultural land in the province.

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