Projects not using a Research Centre

Cover crops: moving the strategy forward for Ontario.


Lead Applicant: Laura Van Eerd

Research Priority: Soil Health

Program Type: Knowledge Translation and Transfer

Funding Cycle: 2020/2021

Research Centre: NA

Research Summary: Enhancing cover crop knowledge using a decision tool, how-to recipes, and field tours.

 

Development of interactive table-top tools and digital products to illustrate the principles of water movement and soil function in natural/tile-drained lands


Lead Applicant: Prasad Daggupati

Research Priority: Soil Health

Program Type: Knowledge Translation and Transfer

Funding Cycle: 2020/2021

Research Centre: NA

Research Summary: Helping stakeholders understand soil systems using visual and interactive tools.

 

Knowledge transfer on long-term influence of Ontario biomass crops on soil carbon, soil health and GHG emissions in several grower fields


Lead Applicant: Naresh Thevathasan

Research Priority: Sustainable Production Systems

Program Type: Knowledge Translation and Transfer

Funding Cycle: 2020/2021

Research Centre: NA

Research Summary: Disseminating new knowledge related to biomass (plants to be used as fuel) crops influence on soil health and organic carbon sequestration potentials to biomass growers and grain crop producers using a variety of strategies.

 

Improvement of functional horticulture through cultivar evaluation and testing of new products


Lead Applicant: Eric Lyons

Research Priority: Competitive Production Systems

Program Type: Tier 2

Funding Cycle: 2020/2021

Research Centre: NA

Research Summary: Testing innovative products, cultivars and management methods of horticultural plants to maximize quality, environmental benefit and competitiveness.

 

Pilot project: Investigating technologies that assess locomotion and flooring interactions in dairy cattle in the context of preventing lameness


Lead Applicant: Vern Osborne

Research Priority: Animal Health & Welfare

Program Type: Tier 2

Funding Cycle: 2020/2021

Research Centre: NA

Research Summary: Categorizing the properties of different flooring surfaces using a new technology to assess dairy cow movements related to slipping.

 

Biology and management of turfgrass diseases


Lead Applicant: Tom Hsiang

Research Priority: Plant Health & Protection

Program Type: Tier 2

Funding Cycle: 2020/2021

Research Centre: NA

Research Summary: Examining: 1) commercial and in-development products for controlling turfgrass diseases; and 2) exploring fungicide resistance in turfgrass pathogens.

 

Identifying developmental determinants of successful behavioral adaptation and musculoskeletal health of egg-laying hens (Study 1)


Lead Applicant: Tina Widowski

Research Priority: Animal Health & Welfare

Program Type: Tier 2

Funding Cycle: 2020/2021

Research Centre: NA

Research Summary: Determining if and how raising young chickens in different environments affects their health and behaviour.

 

Characterization of the core gut microbiome associated with pig health and performance: towards fecal diagnostics and microbiome therapy


Lead Applicant: Robert Friendship

Research Priority: Animal Health & Welfare

Program Type: Tier 2

Funding Cycle: 2020/2021

Research Centre: NA

Research Summary: Characterizing the role of maternal pig gut microbiome on piglet gut microbiome, growth performance and health.

 

Kenetic study of Saccharomyces boulardii as a potential probiotic agent in horses


Lead Applicant: Luis G. Arroyo

Research Priority: Animal Health & Welfare

Program Type: Tier 2

Funding Cycle: 2020/2021

Research Centre: NA

Research Summary: Evaluating the potential benefits of Saccharomyces boulardii, a probiotic yeast that does not cause disease, for treatment or prevention of intestinal inflammation in horses.

 

Does high levels of nutritional iron interfere with equine gut microbiota?


Lead Applicant: Luis G. Arroyo

Research Priority: Animal Health & Welfare

Program Type: Tier 2

Funding Cycle: 2020/2021

Research Centre: NA

Research Summary: Determining the make-up of fecal microorganisms (such as bacteria) in adult horses fed a diet supplemented with iron.