Congratulations to our SES Graduate Students Matt Mazzatti and Kevin Scaife

SES students won prizes for their presentations at OPMC last week.

1st place Grad Student Oral Presentation - Crop Life Canada Award ($500) Matt Muzzatti (Dr. Rebecca Hallett - Supervisor)

The development of phermone-based action thresholds for management of swede midge in canola.

1st place Undergrad Poster Presentation - Dr. Ron Harris Award ($250) Kevin Scaife (Drs. Cynthia Scott-Dupree and Andrew Frewin (PDF) - Supervisors)

Brown marmorated stink bug distribution and phenology in Ontario.


Profs to Share Climate Change Expertise With Senate Committee

Three University of Guelph professors have been invited to share their expertise with the Senate Standing Committee on Agriculture and Forestry this week.

Profs. Claudia Wagner-Riddle, School of Environmental Sciences; Alfons Weersink, Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics (FARE); and Barry Smit, emeritus professor in the Department of Geography, will address the committee Oct. 19 at 8 a.m.


Field Entomology (ENVS*4260): Apr. 27 - May 12, 2018

Instructors: Dr. Cynthia Scott-Dupree (, 824-4120 x52477) Insect pest management & scientific protocol; Rm. 2110 Bovey Bldg

Dr. Steve Marshall (, 824-4120 x52720) Insect diversity/systematics; Rm. 1211 Bovey Bldg.

Dates: Departure - Apr. 27 9:15am; Return - May 12, 2018 8:40 pm; Toronto to Liberia, CR return.

Congratulations Richard Heck on being re-elected to 3rd term Board of Directors of the Agricultural Institute of Canada

Dr. Richard Heck has been re-elected to a third term as member of the Board of Directors of the Agricultural Institute of Canada ("Canada's Voice for Agricultural Research & Innovation"). In recent years, the AIC has organized national conferences on the development of an 'Agricultural Research, Innovation and Development Policy for the Future' (2015), the 'Dissemination of Agricultural Research' (2016), and 'Agricultural Innovation in a Changing Environment' (2017).

Just Published 2017 publication “Characterizing Sites, Soils & Substrates in Ontario – Volume 1 Field Description Manual”, authored by R.J. Heck, D.J. Kroestch, H.T. Lee, D.A Leadbeater, E.A. Wilson & B.C. Winstone.

“This publication builds upon the legacy of the ‘field manual for describing soils in Ontario’, in its various editions (OIP 1980, 1982, 1985 & OCSRE 1993), which has provided standard field reference for collecting landscape and soil information, within the province, for more than 25 years.

Congratulations to Dr. Nigel Raine on being Elected to College of Scholars

Three University of Guelph professors were named today to the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.Integrative biology professor Andrew MacDougall, environmental sciences professor Nigel Raine, and Prof. Carla Rice, Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, were selected by the College. They will be inducted at a Nov. 24 ceremony in Winnipeg.

Raine, holder of the Rebanks Family Chair in Pollinator Conservation, studies pollinator behaviour, ecology and conservation research.

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