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University of Guelph researchers have reached the “holy bale” in their quest to create a biodegradable alternative to about 3,500 tonnes of petroleum-based plastic hay bale and silage wrap used in Ontario each year.
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Reducing landfill waste and single-use plastic consumption are the goals for researchers at the University of Guelph who are developing hay bale and silage covers from biomaterials.
University of Guelph tests of a new peach-thinning product could transform the tender fruit industry, offering significant financial savings for growers.
Solutions are being developed based on crop rotation research at the Ontario Crops Research Centres sites in Elora and Ridgetown.
Read the full article: Drought Will Affect Economy, Not Food Supply, Say U of G Crop Specialists
A nationwide team of researchers, co-led by Ontario Veterinary College faculty members from the University of Guelph, are pursuing the discovery of beneficial gut bacteria populations that can improve overall health and growth performance in pigs.
Alliance-funded researcher Dr. William Lubitz, a professor in the School of Engineering, is leading a pioneering drone project intended to help curb light leaks from commercial greenhouses, ensuring optimum plant yields for the province’s ever-growing vegetable and flower production.
For more than two decades, the Ontario Aquaculture Research Centre in Alma, Ont., has been a vital resource for research conducted by faculty at the University of Guelph and by experts in the Ontario aquaculture industry. Today, the centre supports the province’s rainbow trout aquaculture industry with new studies, and it’s seeking ways to diversify Ontario’s fish offerings so consumers have more variety.
“We are actively looking for new collaborations and new research ideas,” says manager Dr. Marcia Chiasson. “We’re open for business.”
Technological advancements in shopping systems, particularly automated shopping, have shown value during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Simon Somogyi, a professor in the School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management, has looked at consumer behaviour patterns in grocery stores and how technological advancements can limit contact between shoppers.