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Soil Research Projects Gets $600,000 from NSERC

It was announced today that the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) awarded a Strategic Partnership Grant to Prof. Claudia Wagner-Riddle, School of Environmental Sciences.

Wagner-Riddle will use a $614,353 grant to help improve soil quality. She will look at cropping practices that mimic natural ecosystems and improve resiliency to climate change.

Farming can reduce soil quality, even as a growing world requires more food.

New Research Chair in Sustainable Pest Management

The Ontario Agricultural College (OAC) and School of Environmental Sciences are pleased to announce the creation and appointment of a new research chair in sustainable pest management. Prof. Cynthia Scott-Dupree has been appointed as the Bayer CropScience Chair in Sustainable Pest Management.

Burnbrae Farms Ensures Commitment to Poultry Welfare in Canada

Burnbrae Farms has gifted $500,000 to the University of Guelph to establish the Burnbrae Farms Professorship in Poultry Welfare, a tenure track position in the Department of Animal and Poultry Science. Dr. Alexandra Harlander will assume this position and serve the poultry industry with her insights on animal welfare and behavior in all poultry species. 

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