A stubborn new fungus is attacking Ontario onions. Luckily, it does not cause food-borne illness, but it could make your onions smaller and more likely to sprout in storage, leading to potential lost revenues for growers and lower-quality onions for consumers.
Raising slower-growing broiler chickens means less efficiency for producers and potentially higher costs for consumers, but it would improve the welfare of millions of birds, according to the largest and most comprehensive study of broiler chicken welfare worldwide by University of Guelph researchers.
In July we passed a milestone: 100 days since a state of emergency was declared in Ontario because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Many businesses and organizations were forced to pause, re-evaluate, and plan for how they would safely continue operations.
Researchers and agri-food industry partners can leverage a unique network of research stations across Ontario. The stations, which are owned by the Agricultural Research Institute of Ontario (ARIO) and managed by the University of Guelph, support research that fuels real-world field tests not possible anywhere else.
From skin care to brewing to plant greenhouses to cows and horses, five projects will receive funding from the Gryphon’s LAAIR program this year to help researchers pursue research innovations with commercial potential.
The Gryphon’s LAAIR (Leading to the Accelerated Adoption of Innovative Research) program, funded by the Government of Ontario through the Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance, helps to create new products and services for the growing agri-food sector.
To assist researchers with the development of a data management plan (DMP), the McLaughlin Library is leading a workshop to provide an overview of data management plans and discuss strategies and resources for completing a DMP.
Note: All researchers are welcome but there will be a focus on creating DMPs for projects funded by the Alliance and Food From Thought.
Linda Lissemore has been named interim director, Agriculture and Food Laboratory (AFL), and co-executive director of Laboratory Services Division (LSD).
The Government of Ontario has announced a $2.35-million investment in University of Guelph advanced animal research related to livestock health, well-being and productivity.
The growth of the Ontario wine sector depends partly on grapevines’ ability to withstand changing climate—in particular, the more unpredictable deep freezes that challenge the vines’ ability to bounce back in the spring.