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8th Canadian Plant Biotechnology Conference (IAPB)
May 14-17, 2012, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, CA
The conference is organized by the International Association for Plant Biotechnology (IAPB) - Canada Section and supported by the Department of Plant Agriculture, University of Guelph. The Organizing Committee has developed a strong scientific program which covers major research areas of plant biotechnology. The conference has also invited leading scientists to update the progress and directions in different biotechnology research areas during the conference. Canadian Plant Biotechnology Conference is held every four years, therefore, this is a unique opportunity to present your research to Canadian biotechnologists. Also, the meeting provides good opportunities to make new friends, develop new collaborations and connections with different scientific research institutes and biotechnology industries.
For more information, please visit: http://www.iapbcanada2012.ca/
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March 28 & 29, 2012, Bradford, ON
Download the 2012 Agenda [86 KB]
For more information, please visit http://www.uoguelph.ca/muckcrop/muckconference.html
February 22 & 23, 2012, University of Guelph
The Ontario Turfgrass Symposium is a premier education symposium developed exclusively for the Turfgrass Industry. This professional development program is presented by the Sports Turf Association of Ontario, Guelph Turfgrass Institute, Professional Lawn Care Association of Ontario, Ontario Recreation Facilities Association, Nursery Sod Growers Association of Ontario, Ontario Turf Research Foundation, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs and the Office of Open Learning, University of Guelph.
For more information, please visit: http://www.turfsymposium.ca.
Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention
February 22-23, 2012, Niagara Falls, Ontario
The Ontario Fruit & Vegetable Convention is Canada’s premier horticultural event, bringing together growers from across Canada and the United States to learn, discover and network. 2012 marks the 10th anniversary.
For more information, please visit: http://www.ofvc.ca/
2012 Superintendent in Residence - Keith Bartlett
February 16, 2012, Guelph Turfgrass Institute
The Superintendent in Residence program is a unique program where an experienced industry professional is invited to spend a few days on campus with Associate Diploma in Turfgrass Management and Turf Managers Short Course students.
For more information, please visit: http://www.guelphturfgrass.ca/education.html#superintendent
31st Guelph Organic Conference: Seeds of Co-operation
January 26-29, 2012, University of Guelph
The 4-day event includes international speakers, seminars & intro workshops on key topics including, G.E. foods, organic production/certification, changing climates, eco-villages, earth buildings, farmland protection & food security. From producer to consumer, the workshops offer something for everyone. PLUS, there is an Organic Expo/Tasting Fair with 150+ exhibitors (includes 30 food samplers) on Saturday/Sunday, free to the public. This is your opportunity to sample and purchase a wealth of organic, fair trade products. Meet the makers, movers & shakers and discover how to make many positive changes in your life.
For more information, please visit: http://www.guelphorganicconf.ca/
14th Farm$mart Conference
January 21, 2012, University of Guelph
Now in its 14th year the FarmSmart Agricultural Conference is brought to you by the Golden Horseshoe and Heartland Regional Soil & Crop Improvement Associations in partnership with the Ontario Agricultural College, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and various agri-business partners. Participants select and custom design their own unique program from the over fifty concurrent sessions in a wide range of topics. Designed to offer something for everyone involved in the farming operation, participants can chose sessions on crop production, livestock production, soil and environmental management, business, marketing, and many other general interest topics. Our speakers are enthusiastic to share their expertise on present and emerging technologies and innovations in agriculture and last year’s event attracted over 900 people to the conference.
For more information, please visit: http://www.uoguelph.ca/farmsmart/conference/
Environmental Sciences Symposium
January 21, 2012, University of Guelph
An Environmental Outlook on Agriculture: A Public Perspective. Dr. Ralph Martin, Plant Agriculture presented Topic: The Challenges of Sustaining Food Production in the 21st Century.
For more information, please visit: http://enviroscisymposium.com/
Special Seminars: in conjunction with Farm$mart Conference
January 20, 2012, Plant Agriculture, University of Guelph
For more information, please visit: http://www.plant.uoguelph.ca/Seminar/seminar.html
SEMINAR: Bio-Economy Seminar - the Chilean experience
December 15, 2011, BDDC, University of Guelph
Dr. Alejandro García & René Carmona, from the University of Chile, in Santiago, visited the Bioproducts Discovery and Development Centre (BDDC), OMAFRA, as a part of the collaboration with Professor Amar Mohanty and Dr. Manjsri Misra. They gave a presentation on “Research at the University of Chile related to second generation bioethanol, our experience and challenges”.
For more information, please visit: http://www.bioproductscentre.com/news.aspx
CROP*4260 MidWest Tour
The Crop Science Field Trip course, which is better known around campus as the Midwest Tour, is a field study course designed to increase the student's breadth of knowledge of agricultural production and agri-business in North America.
For more information, visit the MidWest tour website.
June 7, 8 & 9, 2011 - Rozanski Hall, University of Guelph
The University of Guelph and CropLife Canada are pleased to present Climate Change and the Implication for Plant Science - an insightful symposium that explores the latest science around climate change, its impact on agriculture, and existing and developing strategies that will allow the agricultural industry to provide leadership and solutions to this important issue. Keynote speaker, Stephen Lewis.
For more details please visit the conference website:
Seminar: Grape Breeding in Hungary: old and new varieties (What Hungary added to the world of viticulture)
May 31, 2011 - Crop Science, University of Guelph
A delegation from the University of Pannonia in Veszprem, Hungary, is visiting the University of Guelph on Tuesday, May 31st, 2011. Professor Laszlo Kocsis has kindly agreed to give a seminar on his research entitled:
"Grape Breeding in Hungary: old and new varieties (What Hungary added to the world of viticulture)"
Professor Kocsis is a grape breeder from the Keszthely campus of the University of Pannonia on the south end of Lake Balaton, which is a major wine producing area in Hungary.
March 31 & April 1, 2010, Delta Hotel and Conference Centre, Guelph, Ontario
It is estimated that the global bioplastics market is growing at more than 25% per year and experts perdict that bioplastic production will exceed 50-billion pounds by 2015. The Bioproducts Discovery & Development Centre (BDDC), University of Guelph, is an interdisciplinary centre where plant biologists, chemists and engineers converge to investigate and commercialize biomaterials.
The BDDC, directed by Dr. Amar Mohanty, Ontario Premier's Chair in Biomaterials and transportation, is bring you this timely world class workshop on bioplastics and green composites. Experts from academia and industry will present their latest findings and developments in this ever evolving industry, including technical presentations on:
- renewable plastics
- natural fibre composites
- renewable non-biodegradeable plastics
- petroleum-based biodegradable plastics
- sustainability, market analysis and policy
- recyclability, biodegradability and LCAs
For a full list of presenters from academia and industry as well as workshop details visit: http://www.bioplastics2010.com/
Sept. 28, 2009 at Peter Clark Hall(PCH), University Centre, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON The New Frontiers Symposium has been developed from the Department of Plant Agriculture’s Strategic Plan. The long-term goal: “To become the Department that redefines plant agriculture by taking it to new frontiers in science and society.” is the driving force behind this symposium. This afternoon event has three industry speakers addressing agricultural research and the role of the universities.
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Sciences for Sustainability: Soil, Agronomy and Agrometeorology
Aug. 5- 7, 2009 at the University of Guelph, Guelph, ON
In August 2009, the University of Guelph's Department of Plant Agriculture & Department of Land Resource Science play host to the annual joint conference of the Canadian Society of Soil Science (CSSS), Canadian Society of Agronomy (CSA) and Canadian Society of Agricultural and Forest Meteorology (CSAFM).