Knowledge Mobilization

Knowledge Mobilization Initiatives

Dairy at Guelph

Dairy at Guelph strives to increase awareness for the tremendous amount of research related to dairy done at the University of Guelph. That research explores a wide variety of fields such as animal health and welfare, genetics and genomics, food science, food safety, human health and nutrition, economics, business and management, environmental sciences, computer sciences, and engineering.

Soils at Guelph

Soils at Guelph is an initiative aimed at advancing sustainable soil management in Ontario by bridging gaps between farmers, researchers, industry, government, and the general public. It works to increase awareness of research initiatives, facilitate collaboration and knowledge exchange among stakeholders, and to educate on the importance of soil health.

Research Reports

Growing Ontario Solutions: The 2020-21 Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance Report (PDF)

This report outlines stories that illustrate how the Alliance, a collaboration between the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and the University of Guelph, ensures a safe and secure agri-food sector through six key outcomes at home and around the world.

Research Fact Sheets

Improving Locomotion Skills in Laying Hens (PDF)

A research factsheet on how to improve the locomotion skills of egg laying hens by installing ramps. The recommendations, linked to research by Prof. Alexandra Harlander in the Department of Animal Biosciences, help lessen keel-bone fractures and foot damage in laying hens.

Improving Dairy Cow Comfort (PDF)

A research factsheet on how to reduce lameness (foot and leg conditions) in dairy cattle. The recommendations, linked to research by Prof. Trevor DeVries in the Department of Animal Biosciences, increase cow comfort and often milk production. 

Improving Feed Options for Cattle (PDF)

A research factsheet on the impact of feed rations on beef cattle health and meat quality. The recommendations, linked to research by Prof. Katie Wood in the Department of Animal Biosciences, show that economical feed alternatives can provide the same nutritional components at a decreased cost. 

The Hexanal Project (PDF)

Hexanal is a compound naturally found in all fruits and vegetables. This factsheet oulines University of Guelph research that has developed advanced technology using hexanal to prevent food spoilage and empower farmers around the world. 

Precision Agriculture (PDF)

Precision agriculture is based on pinpoint accuracy in crop and livestock production. This factsheet provides examples of precision agricutlure research at the University of Guelph that bring this "buzzword" to life through real examples.

Seeds of Success (PDF)

Plant breeding brings new varieties to market that are in demand by producers and consumers. This factsheet highlights examples of the 500-plus new plant varieities developed in the Department of Plant Agriculture.