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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

AgScape Celebrates Reaching 750,038 Students at Annual General Meeting

AgScape recently completed a successful virtual Annual General Meeting. The meeting featured videos and interactive events which celebrated Agscape’s accomplishments and welcomed new Board Directors.

Ford must rush support to migrant worker and agricultural COVID-19 outbreaks: NDP

NDP Workplace Health and Safety critic Wayne Gates (Niagara Falls) and Ethics and Accountability critic Taras Natyshak (Essex) called on the Ford government to provide immediate resources to COVID-19 hotspots in the agricultural sector, where significant outbreaks of COVID-19 have occurred among migrant and contract agricultural workers.

Sollio Cooperative Group and Sixteen Agricultural Cooperatives Launch From Us to You to Help Their Communities

With the heavy toll many are paying due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sollio Cooperative Group launched the From Us to You initiative in collaboration with sixteen agricultural cooperatives from its network to donate more than $550,000 in food and cash.

Maple Syrup - A new record-breaking harvest despite the pandemic

Almost four months after the official launch of the 2020 sugaring off season, the Québec Maple Syrup Producers, in partnership with the Maple Industry Council, have announced a new record for maple syrup production.

Do you know your cost of production?

It’s becoming increasingly important for farmers to know their cost of production (COP) numbers to maximize profits and minimize potential losses. They’re invaluable early warning signs that financial trouble spots may be ahead.

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