A cutting-edge quarantine, isolation and recirculation facility opened today at the Ontario Aquaculture Research Centre in Alma, thanks to a $4.5-million investment from the Government of Ontario through the Agricultural Research Institute of Ontario, and with support from the Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance.
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Showcasing the success of Partnership programs and research
In this Alliance-funded research, Dr. Adam Gillespie and team developed a tool that creates a soil "fingerprint" using infrared spectroscopy.
The technology could replace traditional time-consuming and costly methods that involve extracting samples and sending them to a lab to be analyzed.
The tool is being tested on research farms. The fingerprint also provides database-informed, regional-specific soil management recommendations for producers.
The Ontario government and the University of Guelph share a commitment to the long-term success of farmers, processors and the entire agri-food sector. Our collaboration makes helps solve real-world challenges and drives impact, from research to practical application.
Watch on YouTube: University of Guelph Partnerships Fuel the Future of Food.
Her interview is part of the Influential Women in Canadian Agriculture series.
Listen in as McDonald talks about her role with the Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance (around 10:30), as well as trying new things, rolling with the punches and seeing research in action.
Research funded by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) through the Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance solves real-world challenges and yields meaningful innovations that contribute to the success of the province’s agri-food sector and promote rural economic development throughout Ontario. See the list of projects that were approved in 2020 for Alliance programs.